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  • Raytheon beat out Northrop and Lockheed Martin Corp to develop a replacement for the Air Force's current TPS-75 radar, which has been in service since the late 1960 s. Raytheon said it would work closely with the Air Force to mitigate any resulting delays once the issue was resolved. "The Air Force ran a very tough but very fair competition, and selected the world...

  • Samsung phones cleared for US government use Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market. The South Korean company said the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and seven other...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team will start training even as Americans' anxiety about the spread of the virus abates with 43 people declared risk free. The government's new guidelines, which were set to come out at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, were expected to...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free. The government's new guidelines, which a top health official said could come out as soon as Monday, were expected to...

  • The Tunisian is suspected of providing clothing worth over 1,100 euros and 3,400 euros in cash to Islamic State since July 2013 and of smuggling a 17- year old boy from Germany to Syria via Turkey to join the group. Germany, along with other western European countries, is struggling to stop the radicalisation of young Muslims, some of whom volunteer to become...

  • Container ship towed away from Canadian coast Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 12:20 AM ET

    Greg Menzies said a tow line from the Coast Guard ship Gordon Reid got detached, but he noted that the Russian vessel is now 24 nautical miles away from shore. The Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Spar were also on hand to assist if needed, while an ocean-going tugboat was expected to arrive in the area late Saturday or...

  • MILITARY UNAWARE OF ANY FLIGHT OPERATIONS BY ISLAMIC STATE IN SYRIA OR ELSEWHERE- CENTRAL COMMAND SPOKESMAN SAYS.

  • Russian man: not guilty to new hacking charges Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    SEATTLE— A Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Roman Seleznev's new lawyer, Steven Fogg, also told the federal judge that they "object to the manner in which Mr. Seleznev, the son of Russian Parliament member Valery Seleznev, was arrested in the Maldives in July and taken to...

  • *US military aerospace firm, 2 other contractors hit. AMSTERDAM, Oct 16- A surge in malware disguised as online advertisements aimed at unsuspecting web users has hit major U.S. military contractors in the past few weeks, marking a dangerous twist on a decade-old scourge for advertisers, security researchers said on Thursday. Researchers from Fairfax, Virginia-...

  • BAGHDAD, Oct 14- Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government has provided military aid to Kurdish fighters in the embattled city of Kobani, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official said on Tuesday. "We helped them in roughly every arena. We sent them aid, including military, "said Hamid Darbandi, the KRG official responsible for Syrian Kurdish affairs.

  • U.S. Army Colonel Jeff Hager, Apache program manager, told reporters the Army still needed approval from Pentagon leaders to proceed, but such a deal would provide greater stability to Army leaders, Boeing and the larger industrial base. "Our business case analysis does show that we will be able to achieve, working heavily with Boeing... and Boeing with their...

  • Liberia fights Ebola with soldiers, not doctors Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Liberian soldiers patrol in Monrovia's West Point slum on September 6, 2014.

    Liberia's army has suddenly become a linchpin in the fight against the Ebola virus rampaging through their country, The New York Times reports.

  • U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Oct 12- At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola. "Ebola is a different problem set that the division hasn't before," said Major General Gary Volesky, who will soon head to Liberia along with soldiers from the 101st...

  • Here's the new US price tag for the war against ISIS Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:26 AM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.

    There are signs that the Obama administration is getting ready to up the ante against ISIS - at a cost of up to an additional $40 billion a year.

  • Oct 9- Specialty truckmaker Oshkosh Corp said it would cut its defense segment workforce by about 250 to 300 hourly positions, as it continues to grapple with lower U.S. defense spending and reductions in military production. The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, Frank Kendall, last month predicted "very, very painful" negotiations within the U.S. military as it...

  • Oshkosh cuts jobs as U.S. defense spending falls Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    Oct 9- Specialty truckmaker Oshkosh Corp said it would cut its defense segment workforce by about 250 to 300 hourly positions, due to lower U.S. defense spending and reductions in military production. The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, Frank Kendall, last month predicted "very, very painful" negotiations within the U.S. military as it shapes its fiscal 2016...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 7- Russia's finance minister said on Tuesday the country could no longer afford a multi-billion-dollar revamp of the armed forces approved by President Vladimir Putin, stepping up a campaign to trim spending as sanctions over the Ukraine crisis bite. "A new defense program will be prepared now, and in its framework we want to reconsider the amount of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Raytheon Co beat out Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp for a contract to build a next-generation long-range radar system for the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Defense Department said on Monday. The award marks another significant win for Raytheon in the radar market, a deal valued at around $1 billion, and kicks off the next phase of a...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- Raytheon Co beat out Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp for a contract to build a next-generation long-range radar system for the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Defense Department said Monday. The initial $19.5 million contract, which runs through Oct. 31, 2018, will cover Raytheon's continued work on the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary...

  • *Kiev says two servicemen killed over last 24 hours. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 5- Ukraine's military accused Russian-backed separatists of again violating a month-old ceasefire on Sunday, saying their forces came under attack in several parts of the east including the airport at the big city of Donetsk. Two Ukrainian service staff were killed in the past 24...

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