*Air force chief denies saying plane tracked to Malacca Strait. KUALA LUMPUR, March 12- Malaysia's air force chief has denied saying military radar tracked a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the Strait of Malacca, adding to the mystery surrounding the fate of flight MH370, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people aboard.» Read More
FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec 19- The tilt-rotor. aircraft that Textron Inc's Bell Helicopter is designing for a U.S. army competition would help troops travel longer distances as the military shifts focus to the Asia-Pacific region, a company official said.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Dec 18- Brazil awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab AB on Wednesday to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets, a surprise coup for the Swedish company after news of U.S. spying on Brazilians helped derail Boeing's chances for the deal. In addition to Chicago- based Boeing Co, France's Dassault Aviation SA was a contender for the contract.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Dec 18- Brazil on Wednesday awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab AB to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets, a surprise coup for the Swedish company after news of U.S. spying on Brazilians helped derail Boeing's chances for the deal. In addition to Chicago- based Boeing, France's Dassault Aviation was a contender for the contract.
The Brazilian Air Force will enter negotiations to finalize a contract for Saab's Gripen NG, which edged out bids by France's Dassault Aviation SA and Chicago- based Boeing Co..
SAO PAULO, Dec 18- Brazil on Wednesday is expected to announce it chose Sweden's Saab to supply its Air Force with a new generation of fighter jets, according to a Brazilian government source.
The U.S. defense secretary, has opened the door to more weapons sales to the Gulf states, as Washington seeks to convince allies of its commitment to the Iran nuclear talks. The Financial Times reports.
MANAMA, Dec 7- The United States has a proven and enduring commitment to Middle East security, backed by diplomatic engagement and a fierce array of warplanes, ships, tanks, artillery and 35,000 troops, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told Gulf Arab leaders on Saturday.
Northrop spokesman Randy Belote declined comment on the report, referring queries to the Air Force. Officials at the Air Force and Pentagon also declined comment. News about the RQ-180 comes after the Air Force last year sought to halt funding for Northrop's high-altitude, non-stealthy Global Hawk plane despite resistance from Congress.
Northrop spokesman Randy Belote declined comment on the report, referring queries to the Air Force. Air Force spokeswoman Major Natasha Waggoner also declined comment. News about the RQ-180 comes after the Air Force last year sought to halt funding for Northrop's high-altitude, non-stealthy Global Hawk plane despite resistance from Congress.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The United States pledged support for ally Japan on Wednesday in a growing dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea and senior U.S. administration officials accused Beijing of behavior that had unsettled its neighbors.
OTTAWA, Nov 26- In the latest blow to Canada's crisis-hit military procurement process, the country's official spending watchdog said on Tuesday the government has underestimated how much a multibillion-dollar naval shipbuilding plan will cost.
WASHINGTON, Nov 22- Sikorsky Aircraft Co, a unit of United Technologies Corp, will be awarded a contract to supply the U.S. Air Force's combat rescue helicopter program, but only if funding survives the military budget axe.
DUBAI, Nov 21- The Dubai Airshow was closed on Thursday after heavy winds and rain hit the region overnight. A spokesman for the U.S. Air Force said there was no damage to the 12 U.S. aircraft that were on display as U.S. officials had moved the aircraft late on Wednesday to a nearby maintenance facility in anticipation of the storm.
DUBAI, Nov 18- Foreign sales of the V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft built by Boeing Co and Bell Helicopter could grow significantly in the "very near future," top U.S. military officials said, citing interest in both military uses and for VIP transports.
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin said it plans to cut 4,000 jobs, or more than 3 percent of its workforce, to cope with declines in U.S. spending.
*2014 earnings forecast $3.10- $3.40/ share vs est. The Pentagon's spending fell by $37 billion in 2013 and is likely to fall further by about $52 billion in 2014.. Boeing Co reported a 5 percent fall in sales of its military aircraft in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, while sales at General Dynamics Corp's combat systems business fell 30 percent.
Due to the uncertainties in Washington, it is a difficult time for the defense business, says Linda Hudson, Bae Systems CEO. She says 1,200 workers were out of work due to the shutdown and shifting Bae System's portfolio into military equipment and high tech electronics.
*Air Force may buy up to 100 bombers at up to $550 mln each. WASHINGTON, Oct 25- Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp will team up to bid on a new U.S. Air Force long-range bomber program, a multibillion-dollar project that U.S. Air Force officials have described as a top acquisition priority.
WASHINGTON, Oct 24- Months after the U.S. military was hit with a $37 billion budget cut that threw it into turmoil and confusion, the Pentagon is headed into the new fiscal year facing a similar threat that could have even more devastating consequences, officials say.
*Full-year EPS seen at $8.00- $8.15. WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of Global Hawk unmanned planes, on Wednesday reported sharply higher-than-expected third-quarter earnings and raised its forecast for full-year profit even as U.S. military spending cuts start to bite.