KUALA LUMPUR, March 11- Malaysia's military believes it tracked a missing jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a military source told Reuters. It made it into the Malacca Strait, "the military official, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.» Read More
WASHINGTON, March 10- The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts worth nearly $1.4 billion to buy four more Littoral Combat Ships from Lockheed Martin Corp and Australia's Austal Ltd, the U.S. Defense Department said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, March 10- The U.S. Navy's top admiral on Monday confirmed that the Navy would include Boeing Co EA-18G electronic attack planes on a list of "unfunded" priorities requested by Congress, saying the Navy might need the jets to carry out future missions.
WASHINGTON, March 10- The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts worth nearly $1.4 billion to buy four more Littoral Combat Ships- two from Lockheed Martin Corp and two from Australia's Austal, the U.S. Defense Department said on Monday.
TRIPOLI, March 10- Libyan navy and allied militia forces have surrounded a North Korea- flagged tanker just outside an eastern port held by rebels, a navy spokesman said on Monday. The Morning Glory has loaded crude oil worth $30 million at the Es Sider port, bypassing Tripoli authorities, despite a government threat to bomb it should it sail away.
TRIPOLI, March 10- Libya's parliament has ordered a special force be sent within one week to "liberate" all rebel-held ports in the volatile east, officials said on Monday, raising the stakes over a blockage that has cut off vital oil revenues.
"The military operation to fulfil this task will start within one week," according to a decree by the president of the General National Assembly parliament, which was confirmed to Reuters by GNC spokesman Omar Hmeidan.
TRIPOLI, March 10- Libya's parliament has ordered the formation of a military force to end the occupation of oil ports by rebels, a spokesman said on Monday, after a North Korean-flagged tanker had loaded crude at one of the rebel-held ports.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 8- Malaysian naval vessels saw no immediate sign of wreckage when they reached the maritime area off the country's northeast coast where a missing Malaysia Airlines flight last made contact on Saturday, a senior rescue official said.
Some of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jets had hairline cracks in their wings due to a manufacturing problem, the airplane maker said Friday, reported the Wall Street Journal.
*Virus raises level of cyber danger. LONDON/ BOSTON, March 7- A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.
BANGKOK-- A leading international rights group called on Thai authorities Friday to investigate the navy's alleged role in the trafficking of desperate migrants from Myanmar instead of charging journalists for reporting on the subject.
WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Navy plans to add 22 Boeing electronic attack jets to a list of "unfunded" priorities requested by Congress, but the document must still be vetted by senior Pentagon officials, who have underscored their commitment to Lockheed Martin Corp's next-generation F-35 fighter jet, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ BRUSSELS, March 6- Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow- backed government set a referendum in 10 days' time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian region that drew a sharp riposte from U.S.
DEFENSE SECRETARY HAGEL SAYS AIMS TO SPEAK WITH HIS UKRAINIAN COUNTERPART ON WEDNESDAY.
MILITARY OFFICER, GENERAL DEMPSEY, SPOKE WITH RUSSIAN COUNTERPART ON WEDNESDAY- HAGEL SAYS.
MILITARY AUGMENTING PARTICIPATION IN NATO'S AIR POLICING MISSION ON BALTIC PENINSULA- HAGEL.
PENTAGON PURSUING MEASURES TO SUPPORT ALLIES DURING UKRAINE CRISIS- DEFENSE SECRETARY HAGEL SAYS IN PREPARED REMARKS TO CONGRESS.
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT STEPPING UP JOINT TRAINING THROUGH AVIATION DETACHMENT IN POLAND- HAGEL SAYS.
March 5- Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp reported a bigger quarterly loss due to lower sales to the U.S. military and its transition to a new emission technology. Navistar's net loss widened to $248 million, or $3.05 per share, in the first quarter ended Jan. 31 from $123 million, or $1.53 per share, a year earlier.
TOKYO, March 5- Asian stocks gained and the safe-haven yen remained on the defensive after a sharp tumble on Wednesday, following remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin that allayed fears of an imminent military conflict in Ukraine.