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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told military fliers on Thursday the stealthy F-35 attack plane had "issues" but was still "the future for our fighter aircraft" despite a fire that grounded the fleet and jeopardized its international debut in Britain.

  • BRUSSELS, July 9- The chief executive of Bell Helicopter said on Wednesday he was confident that the company's concept for the U.S. Army's next-generation helicopter would be selected for flight testing in an eagerly awaited decision expected within the next month.

  • Drone boom? These names may benefit, pro says Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    With the FAA drafting rules to permit the use of commercial drones, one pro has her eye on these names.

  • The Pentagon's F-35 program office, Air Force and Navy issued directives on Thursday ordering the suspension of all F-35 flights after a June 23 fire on an Air Force F-35A jet at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, according to statements by the Pentagon and the F-35 program office.

  • TOKYO, July 3- Japan's Mitsubishi Electric has agreed to take the first step towards a partnership with European missile maker MBDA to develop a medium-range air-to-air missile for the F-35 stealth fighter, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. and British military officials are working on a joint directive to require mandatory inspections of engines on all Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, after an Air Force F-35A caught fire at a Florida air base last week, said sources familiar with the situation.

  • The initial contract covers development and delivery of four Combat Rescue Helicopters based on the company's workhorse UH-60 Black Hawk, and caps nearly 15 years of repeated unsuccessful efforts by the Air Force to replace its aging fleet of HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters.

  • The contract covers development and delivery of four new Combat Rescue Helicopters and caps over a decade of repeated unsuccessful efforts by the Air Force to replace its aging fleet of HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Air Force is expected on Thursday to award Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, a contract worth about $1.3 billion to develop a new combat search and rescue helicopter based on the company's workhorse UH-60 Black Hawk, according to sources familiar with the deal.

  • Why are space companies flocking to Colorado? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    The annual National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Colorado is trying to outbid rival states like Florida and New Mexico for a bigger slice of the commercial aerospace industry pie.

  • "We intend to resume flights of the F-35As tomorrow," 1st Lieutenant Hope Cronin, a spokeswoman for the Air Force 33rd Fighter Wing, said on Tuesday. The unit trains Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy pilots to fly the new jets at Eglin Air Force Base.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The U.S. Air Force on Monday temporarily halted flights at a Florida air base of 26 F-35A fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp after a jet caught fire as it was preparing to take off for a training flight, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • Ground-Based Midcourse Defense weapons system designed to destroy incoming ballistic missiles launched by North Korea or Iran. The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency has 30 ground-based interceptors at military bases in California and Alaska.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The Pentagon is restructuring a $3.48 billion contract with Boeing Co for management of the troubled U.S. homeland missile defense program, said two sources familiar with the situation.

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- The Pentagon would reassess its plans to put Raytheon Co's CE-2 kill vehicle on 14 more ground-based interceptors if a key test of the system designed to protect the United States from North Korean missile attacks fails again later this month, a top Pentagon official said Wednesday.

  • The talks, which began in earnest over the past two months, represent another milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to nurture a domestic military export industry that would also bring down Japan's defence procurement costs at a time of rising tensions between Tokyo and an increasingly assertive China.

  • The talks, which began in earnest over the past two months, represent another milestone in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to nurture a domestic military export industry that would also bring down Japan's defence procurement costs at a time of rising tensions between Tokyo and an increasingly assertive China.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- The Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, Lockheed Martin Corp, has won a $915 million contract to develop a ground-based radar for tracking objects in space for the U.S. Air Force, beating out a bid from Raytheon Co. The new program will allow the Air Force to increase sharply its ability to track "space junk" and other smaller objects in space.

  • Japan is considering selling submarine technology to Australia- perhaps even a fleet of fully engineered, stealthy vessels, according to Japanese officials.

  • Rise of robot military     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    What will our military look like in 25 years? CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the military plans to deploy robots into action.