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  • Navy spokesman Akram Alavi said navy troops entered the Hambantota port from the sea Saturday using navy boats and "fired some warning shots to disperse the crowd," considering their action an "act of piracy." Temporary workers at Hambantota port have been engaged in a strike since Tuesday, demanding to be made permanent employees of the state-run Sri Lanka Ports...

  • BATON ROUGE, La./ WASHINGTON, Dec 9- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday said he was considering imposing a lifetime ban on U.S. military procurement officials going to work for defense contractors, a move that could dramatically reshape the defense industry. Three days after publicly rebuking Boeing Co over the cost of the next-generation Air Force One...

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA,...

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA,...

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA,...

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA, National Security Agency and cyber security.

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA, National Security Agency and cyber security.

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA, National Security Agency and cyber security.

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 9- India's federal police arrested the former head of the air force on Friday in an investigation into allegations of bribery in a contract to buy for a dozen AgustaWestland helicopters, an official said. Retired air chief marshal S.P. Tyagi, 71, has been at the centre of allegations of impropriety in the 560 million-euro deal to buy the helicopters...

  • Central Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kanchan Prasad said the agency has enough evidence to prosecute retired Air Marshal S.P. Tyagi, his cousin Sanjiv Tyagi and attorney Gautam Khaitan. India signed an agreement to purchase the AW101 helicopters with Italian-owned Finmeccanica's helicopter arm AgustaWestland in February 2010, but canceled it in...

  • SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand— Thailand's navy on Friday showed off new technology to monitor fishing boats in a renewed effort to crack down on illegal fishing, forced labor and corruption in the seafood industry. New equipment the navy has been testing includes a GPS tracking system to monitor fishing vessels, a central database and a scanner for officials to check...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- The U.S. State Department notified Congress on Thursday of possible military sales to Saudi Arabia worth $3.51 billion, to the United Arab Emirates worth $3.5 billion and to Qatar for $781 million, the Pentagon said in a statement. The possible sale to the UAE involves Apache AH-64E helicopters and services; the Saudi Arabia sale is for CH-47F...

  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016 shows a test launch of the surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-10 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

    The official says that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a nuclear warhead on a missile, it's not clear that it can hit a target.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- The U.S. State Department notified Congress on Thursday of possible military sales to Saudi Arabia worth $3.51 billion, to the United Arab Emirates worth $3.5 billion and to Qatar for $781 billion, the Pentagon said in a statement. The possible sale to the UAE involves Apache AH-64E helicopters and services; the Saudi Arabia sale is for CH-47F...

  • President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the counter-ISIL campaign in the Pentagon briefing room December 14, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia.

    The Senate passed the annual defense policy bill without controversial provisions such as requiring women to register for the draft.

  • Dec 8- U.S. weapons maker Northrop Grumman Corp said on Thursday it had elected General Mark Welsh, former U.S. Air Force chief of staff, to its board. Welsh, who was the Air Force's chief of staff last year when it gave Northrop a coveted contract for a new long-range strike bomber, is currently Dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M...

  • PARIS, Dec 8- Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its fixed-wing search and rescue programme, the European company said on Thursday. The Royal Canadian Air Force will purchase 16 aircraft to be modified for search and rescue as well as service support, it said in a statement. Airbus Group had competed with Leonardo of Italy for the Canadian contract,...

  • Big data makes more out of less in aerospace

    Starburst Accelerator's Francois Chopard and Leonie Hill Capital's Arun Kant talk about the value that start-ups can add in the aerospace sector.

  • PARIS, Dec 7- American and British spies have since 2005 been working on intercepting phone calls and data transfers made from aircraft, France's Le Monde newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing documents from former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. According to the report, also carried by the investigative website The Intercept, Air France was...

  • The storied history of Air Force One

    Donald Trump put the future of the next Air Force One in jeopardy in a single tweet. Here's a look back at the storied history of these aircraft.

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