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  • 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...

  • Ukraine ceasefire ‘violated’ as violence spikes Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 8:56 AM ET
    Ukrainian servicemen take part in military exercises on the shooting range of Ukrainian forces near Ghytomyr, some 150 km west of Kiev.

    Ukraine is edging closer to a return to full civil war following recent attacks on Kiev-controlled areas that have violated the ceasefire agreement.

  • *India needs new warplanes to upgrade aging air force. Two senior Indian defense officials told Reuters that both sides were wrangling over the unit price of the aircraft and a condition that planemaker Dassault Aviation invest a big percentage of the value of the multi-billion dollar contract in India. That followed three years of commercial negotiations...

  • Pentagon computers back online after attack Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    The Pentagon building in Washington, DC.

    Pentagon officials said the service was restored after a scrub of the system to eliminate any potential malware, NBC News reports.

  • Veterans do better in job market than you think Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    US Marines military

    For those enlisted servicemen and servicewomen who muster out, job prospects have improved as the overall recovery continues to put more Americans to work.

  • Russia hacks Pentagon computers: NBC, citing sources Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
    The Pentagon building in Washington, D.C.

    U.S. officials tell NBC News that Russia launched a "sophisticated cyberattack" against the Pentagon's Joint Staff unclassified email system.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 5- Brazil's Senate approved on Wednesday a $4.6 billion financing agreement reached last week with Sweden for the purchase of 36 Gripen fighter jets from Swedish planemaker Saab AB for the Brazilian Air Force. The first Gripen NG fighter jets should be delivered to Brazil in 2019. Saab plans to set up a Brazilian assembly line producing the...

  • Brazilian Senate approves Saab fighter deal with Sweden Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 8:48 PM ET

    BRASILIA, Aug 5- Brazil's Senate approved on Wednesday a $4.6 billion financing agreement reached last week with Sweden for the purchase of 36 Gripen fighter jets from Swedish planemaker Saab AB for the Brazilian Air Force. The first Gripen NG fighter jets should be delivered to Brazil in 2019. Saab plans to set up a Brazilian assembly line producing the...

  • Uncle Sam wants you! Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Uncle Sam wants you!

    The U.S. Army faces a 2015 recruiting deficit.

  • SAO PAULO, July 30- Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA said on Thursday it will delay development of a military cargo jet and forgo $300 million of revenue this year due to Brazil's weaker currency and defense spending cuts, triggering the biggest drop in its shares in nearly four years. Embraer now plans to deliver its first KC-390 cargo aircraft to the Brazilian...

  • U.S. Navy chief nominee vows focus on procurement costs Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:07 AM ET

    Richardson, director of the Navy's Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that if confirmed as the Navy's top uniformed officer, he intends to continue his practice of being personally involved in acquisition policy, setting clear standards and then enforcing them. Described as a "bold thinker" by Defense Secretary Ash...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday awarded a team led by Leidos Holdings Inc a contract valued at up to $4.34 billion to build a new electronic health record system for 9.6 million current and retired military service members. The Pentagon's chief arms buyer, Frank Kendall, said the contract was worth under $9 billion over the next 18...

  • BRASILIA, July 29- Sweden has agreed to reduce the cost of financing a $5.4 billion sale of 36 Gripen fighter jets to the Brazilian Air Force, Brazil's Defense Minister Jaques Wagner said on Wednesday. The first Gripens should be delivered to Brazil in 2019. Saab plans to set up a Brazilian assembly line producing the fighter jets through 2024 in partnership with...

  • BRASILIA, July 29- Brazil has reached agreement with the Swedish government to reduce the cost of financing a $5.4 billion sale of 36 Gripen fighter jets to the Brazilian Air Force, a Brazilian Defense Ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The first Gripens should be delivered to Brazil in 2019. Saab plans to set up a Brazilian assembly line producing the...

  • SAO PAULO, July 29- Brazilian federal police are investigating potential irregularities in a military program that aims to build a nuclear-powered submarine in partnership with France by 2023, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported on Wednesday. Former President Luiz Inacio da Silva's government agreed in 2008 to purchase five submarines, including a...

  • Cramer's Stop Trading: General Dynamics & Northrop Grumman

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is watching defense stocks.

  • July 24- The U.S. Department of Justice has informed Sikorsky Aircraft that it has started a criminal investigation into allegations the helicopter maker overbilled the U.S. Navy for a contract, Sikorsky's parent company, United Technologies Corp, said on Friday. The Justice Department told Sikorsky of the probe on July 13, and requested that Sikorsky and two...

  • July 24- The U.S. Department of Justice told Sikorsky Aircraft that it had started a criminal investigation, alleging that the helicopter maker had overbilled the U.S. Navy for a contract. The DOJ informed Sikorsky of the probe on July 13 and said it is seeking about $148 million in claims, Sikorsky's parent United Technologies Corp said in a filing on Friday.

  • Japan PM uses offbeat PR blitz to rescue ratings Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:59 PM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japan's PM Abe is using anime, Internet chats and an unusual show-and-tell TV appearance to persuade wary voters that his bolder defense policy makes sense.

  • July 22- Boeing Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by booming demand for commercial aircraft. The results include a $536 million charge to account for problems with the fuel system on the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker it is developing for the U.S. Air Force. Boeing has said the program remains on track for delivering the initial 18...

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