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  • 1st enlisted female sub sailors start training in Groton Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    The barracks at the Navy base have been reconfigured for privacy, but officials say the first co-ed class of enlisted recruits is not being received differently from any others. The Navy ended a ban on women serving aboard submarines in 2010. It began integrating crews by introducing female officers, who already have been assigned to ballistic-missile and...

  • INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION' FOCUSED ON NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS AND IS AS NARROWLY TAILORED AS POSSIBLE'- WHITE HOUSE.

  • *But refuses to say if Japan will build vessels in Australia. ADELAIDE, Australia, Aug 26- Japan's effort to charm Australian politicians and the public over its bid for a A $50 billion submarine project appeared to stumble on Wednesday, with officials from Tokyo resisting pressure to commit to building the vessels in Australia. Once seen as the frontrunner to win...

  • ADELAIDE, Australia, Aug 26- Japan's effort to charm Australian politicians and the public over its bid for a A $50 billion submarine project appeared to stumble on Wednesday, with officials from Tokyo resisting pressure to commit to building the vessels in Australia. Once seen as the frontrunner to win the contract, the Japanese bid has since come under...

  • Oshkosh wins Army contract to replacement Humvees Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 8:06 PM ET
    Oshkosh entrant in JLTV bid war

    Oshkosh beat out a team made up of Lockheed Martin and Britain's BAE Systems, as well as a privately held company that built the original Humvees.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- U.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp has won a $6.75 billion contract to build 17,000 light tactical vehicles to replace the aging Humvees used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, the U.S. Army announced Tuesday. Oshkosh beat out a team made up of Lockheed Martin Corp and Britain's BAE Systems Plc, as well as AM General, a privately held company...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- U.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp has won a $6.75 billion contract to build 17,000 light tactical vehicles to replace the aging Humvees used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, the U.S. Army announced on Tuesday. Oshkosh beat out a team made up of Lockheed Martin Corp and Britain's BAE Systems Plc, as well as AM General, a privately held company...

  • OSHKOSH, Wis.— Wisconsin- based Oshkosh Corp. won a major contract Tuesday to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the U.S. military's Humvee troop carriers. The Army and Marine Corps plan to buy as many as 55,000 JLTVs by 2040. Nearly 49,100 would be built for the Army with 5,500 going to the Marines. Pentagon officials declined during a briefing for...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- U.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp has won a multibillion-dollar competition to build a new light tactical vehicle for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps to replace their aging fleet of Humvees, sources familiar with the decision said Tuesday. Oshkosh beat out a team made up of Lockheed Martin Corp and Britain's BAE Systems Plc, as well as AM...

  • Industry executives and defense officials said they expected the Army to announce an initial contract valued at up to $9 billion late on Tuesday for 17,000 of 55,000 vehicles to be built for the Army and Marine Corps in coming years,. The Pentagon's Defense Acquisition Board, led by chief arms buyer Frank Kendall, met on Tuesday to review the acquisition...

  • WASHINGTON— National Security Adviser Susan Rice is headed for China to help lay the groundwork for President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington next month. The White House said Tuesday that Rice will meet with senior Chinese officials including State Councilor Yang Jeichi on a range of issues that affect the two nations, regional dynamics and global matters.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Monday said a contract for a new long-range bomber would be awarded soon, and the project would not be considered a "new start" program that could be halted if Congress fails to pass a budget for fiscal 2016.. Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, is competing against a team made up of Boeing Co and...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Monday no decision had been made yet on awarding a contract for a new long-range strike bomber. "The long-range strike bomber contract is to be awarded soon," she said at a news conference. Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, is competing against a team made up of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin...

  • TOKYO, Aug 21- Most Japanese firms oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to push through legislation next month that will expand the country's military reach, saying the campaign does not have the support of the people and the economy should take priority, a Reuters survey shows. The monthly Reuters Corporate Survey showed 62 percent of companies oppose...

  • China clearing blast site, military checking storage Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 1:01 AM ET

    Driving home the importance of such efforts, President Xi Jinping and other top leaders gathered in Beijing to hear a report on progress in investigating the disaster. Along with safety violations, official corruption was added as a contributing cause of the Aug. 12 disaster in the port city of Tianjin following revelations Wednesday that the son of a former...

  • UN expresses concern to AT&T on reported wiretapping Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 3:03 PM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— The United Nations said Wednesday it expressed concern to AT&T about a report that the telecom giant allowed the United States to wiretap all Internet communications at U.N. headquarters. The New York Times reported that AT&T provided technical assistance in carrying out a secret U.S. court order permitting the U.S. National Security Agency...

  • This ‘space elevator’ could launch you into orbit Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 2:40 AM ET

    A Canadian company has clinched a patent for a 12.4 mile-high "space elevator" that could launch astronauts and tourists into orbit.

  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.— Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by about 50 percent over the next several years, using the Army and civilian contractors to put more of the unmanned aircraft in the air. The decision to add Army and civilian-operated missions to the mix was triggered...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17- The United Nations said it expects member states to respect its right to privacy and is assessing how to respond to a report that telecommunications company AT&T Inc helped the U.S. National Security Agency spy on the world body's communications. The company gave technical assistance to the NSA in carrying out a secret court order...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 15- Telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc has provided extensive assistance to the U.S. National Security Agency as the spy agency conducts surveillance on huge volumes of Internet traffic passing through the United States, the New York Times reported on Saturday, citing newly disclosed NSA documents. The documents describe how the NSA's...

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