ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE— Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.» Read More
BOSTON, July 23- Larry Zelvin, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's center for countering cyber threats, is retiring next month after a government career of nearly 30 years during which he advised U.S. businesses on fighting hostile hackers.
Global conflicts are going to sustain defense spending by governments, which will benefit defense contractors, one analyst said.
*General Dynamics, Northrop beat profit estimates. *General Dynamics reports higher aerospace orders. July 23- U.S. weapons makers General Dynamics Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp raised their 2014 profit forecasts as cost cutting allowed them to improve profitability even as defense spending by the U.S. government remained low.
LONDON— Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in a report Wednesday.
*Kiev says 41,000 Russian troops grouped nearby border with Ukraine. KIEV, July 22- Ukraine's parliament approved a presidential decree on Tuesday to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight rebels in eastern Ukraine and defend the border against a concentration of troops in Russia.
BEIJING— China's airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason.
A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to bolster security along the Mexico border.
NAIROBI, Kenya— The Twitter account run by Kenya's military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist collective Anonymous, a military spokesman said Monday. No internal military systems were infiltrated when the Kenya Defense Forces' Twitter account was hacked early Monday, Col.
Groeneveld said the Navy was still reviewing lessons learned from the exercise, which took place aboard the USS Carl Vinson off the coast of southern California. The exercise could help Navy officials make the case for adding EA-18G Growlers to the five planes now slated to go on each of the Navy's 11 aircraft carriers in coming years.
BANGKOK, July 18- Thailand's military government has postponed for one year an auction for fourth-generation mobile phone bandwidth, potentially causing billions of dollars of lost investment and sales in a sector that accounts for a tenth of the economy.
*Ukraine official says rebels "will not dance on corpses". *Ukraine wants Russian officers punished. KIEV, July 17- Ukraine's state security chief accused two Russian military intelligence officers of involvement with pro-Russian rebels in the downing of a Malaysian airliner on Thursday, releasing chilling testimony of what he called an "inhuman crime."
KIEV, July 17- Ukraine's state security chief accused two Russian military intelligence officers of involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine on Thursday and said they must be punished for their "crime".
UKRAINIAN SECURITY CHIEF BASES HIS ALLEGATION ON PHONE INTERCEPTS BETWEEN THE TWO RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS.
UKRAINIAN STATE SECURITY CHIEF ACCUSES TWO RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS OF INVOLVEMENT IN DOWNING OF MALAYSIAN AIRLINE, SAYS THEY MUST BE PUNISHED FOR THIS "CRIME".
The Senate has voted to extend a program that would cushion the blow to insurance companies in the event of a massive terrorism attack.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17- Once the preserve of science fiction, a one-man flying machine is now a viable, cost-effective option for the police and military, according to UK manufacturer Parajet International.
TOKYO— Japan has approved the export of a locally-made component for a missile defense system to the U.S. and is launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.
MOSCOW, July 17- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev suggested on Thursday Russia could increase defence spending in response to "evil" new Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- A potential collaboration between Australia and Norway could reduce the costs of integrating Kongsberg Gruppen's Joint Strike Missile into Lockheed Martin's new F-35 fighter jet, the Norwegian Air Force said on Wednesday.
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- A potential collaboration between Australia and Norway could reduce the development costs of Kongsberg Gruppen's Joint Strike Missile, designed for use in Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet, the Norwegian Air Force said on Wednesday.
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