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  • BOGOTA, June 17- Colombia's Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline, the country's second biggest by volume, has been shut due to damage from bomb attacks by leftist FARC rebels which caused a significant spill that has contaminated two rivers, the army said on Wednesday. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels, known as FARC, have intensified attacks on...

  • PARIS, June 17- American weapons makers have welcomed a push by U.S. government agencies to better coordinate on arms sales policies, but say most deals still take far too long to process, frustrating potential customers. The United States sent about 400 people to the biennial arms and aerospace bazaar, including Air Force Secretary Deborah James and NASA...

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The United States and Spain signed a defense agreement on Wednesday giving U.S. Marines permanent use of Moron air base, near Seville, from which they can be quickly deployed to Africa. The mission of the 850 Marines in the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force based at Moron is to intervene in crises in Africa, including humanitarian...

  • PARIS, June 16- Lockheed Martin Corp announced on Tuesday that it will team with Raytheon Co and Canadian planemaker Bombardier to develop a new surveillance and command and control aircraft for a future U.S. Air Force competition. Northrop and Boeing Co have also said they plan to compete for the contract when the Air Force launches a competition in the coming...

  • PARIS, June 16- Saudi Arabia has ordered four Airbus C295W medium transport and patrol aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space said at the Paris air show on Tuesday. The C295Ws join the Airbus A330 MRTT multi-role tanker transport and CN235 transports previously ordered by Saudi Arabia, Airbus said. The order adds to C295 purchases by Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Oman,...

  • Sales of pre-fab bomb shelters are on the rise Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Military personnel inspect segments from a Terramil bomb shelter.

    The conflict in Ukraine has sparked interest in an Estonian company's lightweight, pre-fab bomb shelters.

  • Army's public website hacked by unknown intruders Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 4:04 PM ET
    Syrian Electronic Army logo.

    Defense officials confirm the public Army website has been hacked by unknown intruders demanding the U.S. stop training Syrian fighters.

  • Drones: The next big risk Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    A multirotor quadcopter drone used for aerial photography flies near a wind turbine.

    As the number of drones entering the skies increases, accidents, injuries, and the potential for lawsuits are bound to follow.

  • Robots rise to the next level—with $2M on the line Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    A robot competes during the DARPA Robot Challenge.

    A robotics contest on Friday will pit robots against each other to carry out complicated, disaster-related tasks.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. Air Force is expected to unveil in early August whether Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, or a Boeing Co- Lockheed Martin Corp team will build a new U.S. long-range bomber, sources familiar with the competition said. The two teams are competing to build 80 to 100 new bombers for the Air Force at cost of no more than $550 million per...

  • Inside NASA's space program Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    The International Space Station.

    NASA insiders talk about the International Space Station, research being conducted and the role of the private sector.

  • NEW DELHI, June 3- India and the United States have sealed an agreement to jointly develop protective gear for soldiers against biological and chemical warfare, and another on building generators, defence officials said on Wednesday. The United States has become one of the top sources of weapons for the Indian military, upstaging Russia in recent years, and now...

  • Lockheed Martin's F-35 debut Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    Lockheed Martin's F-35 debut

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the most expensive fighter jet ever made is about to be unveiled.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Tuesday urged budget cutters to target what he called duplicative and ineffective agencies such as the Pentagon's payment services arm instead of cutting needed weapons programs. "If you want to look at real money, 20 percent of the Pentagon's budget- one dollar out of every five- is spent on... the Office of the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet will play a major role in a large U.S. military exercise this week for the first time, marking another milestone for the Pentagon's largest weapons program, Air Force officials said Monday. The exercise includes about 5,000 U.S. military personnel with land, sea and ground forces all working together to...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet will play a major role in a large U.S. military exercise this week for the first time, marking another milestone for the Pentagon's largest weapons program, Air Force officials said Monday. The Air Force has used aircraft equipped with F-35 sensors in past exercises, but this will be the first time that...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet will drop weapons and take part in a major U.S. military exercise this week for the first time, another milestone for the Pentagon's largest weapons program, Air Force officials said Monday. The Air Force has used aircraft equipped with F-35 sensors in past exercises, but this will be the first time that...

  • Russia faked MH17 images: Report Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    Satellite images delivered to the press by Russian Defense Ministry.

    Russian authorities doctored satellite images it used to try peg the downing of flight MH17 on Ukraine, an independent report has claimed.

  • NSA's phone record spy program lapses Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The agency lost its authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the program.

  • UK defense minister: keeping nuclear weapons Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    UK defense minister: keeping nuclear weapons

    Every British government has kept its nuclear deterrents because you can never be sure there are no more threats, says Michael Fallon , the U.K.'s Defense Minister.

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