GO
Loading...

Defense

More

  • MOSCOW— A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson. The BBC announced Wednesday that it wouldn't renew Clarkson's contract after a fracas with a producer, ending his connection to the immensely popular program. The Zvezda TV channel published a letter to Clarkson on its website late...

  • The report cited a "stark disconnect" between the Air Force and SpaceX, or Space Exploration Technologies, about the purpose of the certification process and recommended changes. Air Force Secretary Deborah James ordered the review after the service missed a December deadline for certifying SpaceX to compete for some launches now carried out solely by...

  • Arati Prabhakar, director of the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said easy access to once-proprietary products and the fast pace of commercial technological development threaten the U.S. military's competitive edge, and underscore the need for change. To reverse that trend, DARPA said it will focus on making weapons more modular and...

  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska— Eielson Air Force Base has "phenomenal assets" that make it attractive for basing new F-35 fighter jets, an Air Force official said Wednesday at a public scoping meeting. "One of the reasons the Air Force is looking at Eielson is there used to be more squadrons assigned at Eielson Air Force Base than we currently have," said Col.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- The Pentagon's notoriously slow, bureaucratic and wasteful acquisition system is eroding America's military technological edge and must be reformed, Senator John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on Thursday. The Arizona Republican, a former presidential candidate and prisoner of war during the Vietnam...

  • March 26- Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it had launched military operations in Yemen, carrying out air strikes in coordination with a 10- country coalition seeking to beat back Houthi militia forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the country's president had taken refuge. The crisis risks spiraling into a proxy war with Shi'ite Iran backing...

  • TOKYO, March 26- Crude oil prices were steady on Thursday despite Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies launching a military operation in Yemen, including airstrikes. *U.S. crude for May delivery was down 16 cents at $49.06 a barrel as of 0033 GMT. *Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies launched a military operation involving air strikes in Yemen against Houthi...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Air Force must modify its annual "launch capability" contract with United Launch Alliance, to level the playing field for new competitors of the joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, senior U.S. Air Force and Pentagon officials told lawmakers on Wednesday. There'll have to be a change, "Hyten told the House Armed Services...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Air Force must modify an annual "launch capability" contract awarded to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, given the advent of a new competitor, senior U.S. Air Force and Pentagon officials told lawmakers on Wednesday. Air Force Space Command Commander General John Hyten said acquisition...

  • US losing 'information war' to Russia, ISIS, others Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    ISIS fighters on parade

    U.S. needs to strengthen the counter-propaganda firewall against Russia and the Islamic State, says a new report.

  • GOP vows to support budget plan in House Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).

    House Republican leaders predicted on Tuesday that their caucus would support a 10- year balanced-budget plan.

  • NORTHFIELD, Illinois— Heinz to combine with Kraft in deal backed by Buffett, Brazilian firm, creating food giant.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The chief U.S. weapons tester said on Tuesday he was working with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to draft military requirements to address widespread cyber vulnerabilities in nearly every arms program and military command. An announcement is expected soon from the Joint Chiefs, who oversee and set requirements for all military weapons...

  • Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors seeking U.S. visas in three cases involving prominent Democrats, including a company run by the youngest brother of likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, the agency's inspector general said Tuesday.

  • U.S. HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE SEES VOTE IN FULL HOUSE ON "THREAT-SHARING" CYBERSECURITY BILL IN LATE APRIL.

  • U.S. HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE INTRODUCES "THREAT-SHARING" CYBERSECURITY BILL, PANEL PLANS VOTE ON THURSDAY.

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The head of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee plans to introduce legislation on Wednesday as part of a six-year drive aimed at speeding up and improving the way the Pentagon buys arms at a time of rapid gains in technology by Russia and China. The legislation includes six measures proposed by Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The U.S. Defense Department is taking aggressive action to bolster the security of U.S. weapons systems against cyberattacks, including issuing new rules for acquisitions that will be finalized in coming months, officials told Reuters. Increased focus on cybersecurity could create opportunities for Lockheed Martin Corp, General...

  • Roar of bombers replaced by drone buzz in North Dakota Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    FARGO, N.D.— The roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz. North Dakota is one six sites around the country testing unmanned aircraft, for which some Americans have lingering concerns about...

  • *U.S. Army deploys Patriot air defense battery near Warsaw. WARSAW, March 21- The U.S. Army Europe has deployed a Patriot missile defense battery near Warsaw as part of joint exercises with Poland aimed at reassuring the NATO member in light of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Poland, in NATO since 1999, does not have its own system to protect against ballistic...

Contact Defense

  • CNBC NEWSLETTERS

    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    Please choose a subscription

    Please enter a valid email address
    To learn more about how we use your information,
    please read our Privacy Policy.