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  • WASHINGTON, Nov 24- The United States could struggle to promote competition in its space launch program while also maintaining two independent ways to launch satellites and ending U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines, a top U.S. Air Force official said on Tuesday. LaPlante and other Air Force officials have urged Congress to allow ULA to use additional...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 24- The U.S. Air Force is looking into how classified data about a competition for a next-generation U.S. bomber found its way into a report published by Forbes magazine, according to several sources familiar with the issue. Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp this month filed a formal protest against the Air Force's contract with Northrop Grumman...

  • What's the potential fallout of downed Russian jet Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 5:17 PM ET
    What's the potential fallout of downed Russian jet

    Rodger Shananhan, research fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, says the key issue is that Turkey returns the Russian pilots from the downed jet.

  • U.S. Marines set to announce combat vehicle contract Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 4:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 24- The U.S. Marine Corps will award a contract to two companies for the first phase prototypes of a wheeled amphibious combat vehicle late on Tuesday, Marine Corps officials said. Last year the Marine Corps started a competition for the amphibious combat vehicle, with the first phase known as the Amphibious Combat Vehicle 1.1.

  • Explosion hits bus carrying guards in Tunisia Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    Ambulances and police vans are seen at the scene of a bus explosion in the center of the capital, Tunis, Tunisia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. An explosion hit a bus carrying members of Tunisia’s presidential guard in the country’s capital Tuesday, killing at least 12 people.

    An explosion has hit a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, killing at least 12 people, officials said.

  • TUNIS, Nov 24- At least 11 people were killed on Tuesday after an explosion hit a bus carrying Tunisian presidential guards along a major street in the centre of the capital Tunis. Security and presidential sources said the explosion was an attack, adding it was not immediately clear whether it was a bomb or an explosive fired at the bus as it travelled along...

  • These stocks could follow security measures higher Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 6:40 AM ET

    Investors in security and defense companies may stand to benefit from redoubled government efforts to stamp out terrorism.

  • It's a very hard time to be the 'queen of Europe' Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who's usually seen as Europe's indispensable leader, is in danger of losing that role.

  • ISIS has their hands on U.S. and Russian weapons Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    ISIS has their hands on U.S. and Russian weapons

    The terrorist group is taking our weapons and buying them on black markets.

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    China said it would continue to build military and civilian facilities on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea.

  • UN passes resolution urging action against ISIS Saturday, 21 Nov 2015 | 6:29 AM ET
    Ambassadors attend a meeting at the United Nations Security Council called by Russia April 13, 2014 at the United Nations in New York.

    The United Nations unanimously calls on governments to "take all necessary measures" in the fight against Islamist militants.

  • HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov 20- Canada's new Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on Friday said it was premature to discuss which aircraft would replace Canada's aging CF-18 fighter jets, caution that just might offer a glimmer of hope to Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet. Sajjan's Liberal Party pledged in its campaign to scrap planned F-35 purchases.

  • Decisions on carrier drone in next budget -U.S. Navy Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 5:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 20- The U.S. Navy will likely map out the future for a new armed, carrier-based drone as part of its fiscal 2017 budget proposal after completion of a Pentagon- wide study of surveillance and intelligence needs, a Navy official said on Friday. The official, who asked not to be named, said the long-delayed competition would likely focus on a drone for...

  • How to derail an attack on a soft target: Experts Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    Terrorism experts say there are things that companies and people can do to derail terrorist attacks like the ones seen in Paris last week.

  • Why Europe may not put money where its mouth is Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 2:38 PM ET
    French army soldiers secure the area around the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle as it leaves the naval base of Toulon, France, November 18, 2015.

    After years of working to tighten budgets, European nations are now grappling with whether to boost defense expenditures.

  • MOSCOW— The Russian military has destroyed numerous oil facilities and tankers controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria, sharply cutting its income, Russia's defense minister said Friday. Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Russian warplanes destroyed 15 oil refining and storage facilities in Syria and 525...

  • U.S. Air Force, Army acquisition chiefs leaving jobs Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 12:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 19- The top acquisition officials at the U.S. Air Force and Army are leaving their jobs in what industry executives and government officials say are typical "end of administration" moves ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The Air Force said William LaPlante, assistant secretary for acquisition, will rejoin MITRE Corp, a non-profit group...

  • Terror, borders jump to top among voter concerns Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Members of French special police forces of the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) work at the scene of the raid in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, November 18, 2015 to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital.

    After the Paris attacks, border security and immigration along with terrorist groups like ISIS are the two top election concerns, according to data from Fluent.

  • Defense stocks predicted to surge on Paris terror Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin and 33rd Fighter Wing maintainers work with 96th Fuels Flight Airmen during a dual hot pit session at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

    The shares of defense and aerospace companies traded close to record highs Wednesday, as a Western alliance carried out airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State in retaliation for the Paris terror attacks.

  • In Paris, tourism dims but won't go out Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Korean tourists pose for a selfie outside the Louvre musem on Nov. 15, 2015 in Paris.

    Despite the latest string of terror attacks, international travel and tourism will not decline as much as one might expect.

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