PARIS, Dec 19- European shares rose early on Thursday, mirroring sharp gains on Wall Street after the U.S. Shares in Saab AB were the top gainers in Europe, jumping 24 percent after Brazil awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab to supply the country's air force with 36 new Gripen NG fighters by 2020..» Read More
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Senior defense officials from Singapore got to see U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighter jets in action on Tuesday at the Luke Air Force Base in Arizona as the Asian country mulls buying the Lockheed Martin Corp planes, a base spokeswoman said.
Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's military to increase its focus on the Arctic and finish plans to upgrade military bases there.
MOSCOW, Dec 10- President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's military to increase its focus on the Arctic and finish plans by the end of the year to upgrade military bases in the resource-rich region where world powers jostle for control.
NEW YORK-- Two reporters for The New York Times have sued the Department of Homeland Security after they were questioned at an airport as they headed to overseas assignments. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
The legislation _ a fallback plan to a measure stalled in the Senate _ does not include a contentious proposal from Sen. That plan drew strong opposition from the Pentagon as well as several men and women in the Senate. The House plans to adjourn by week's end and the Senate is scheduled to leave town Dec. 20.
LONDON-- The British government has scrapped plans to outsource the buying of military equipment due to a lack of bidders for the contract. Defense Secretary Philip Hammond had sought to privatize the defense ministry's procurement wing, but it recently emerged that only one bidder was left in the process.
YORK, Pa.-- Global defense contractor BAE Systems PLC says it us cutting 135 jobs at its York, Pa. facility over the next three months. The company said Monday that the York plant is nearing the lowest production levels in its 30- plus year history. BAE said it is working with the Army to maintain as much of the York facility as possible.
WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services committees agreed on a slimmed-down defense authorization bill and want a final vote on the measure before Congress leaves for the year, committee leaders said on Monday.
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.
The Navy said on Wednesday it had suspended all contracts with British-based Inchcape Shipping Services Holding Ltd, a unit of Dubai World, because of questionable conduct.
Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, discusses escalating tensions between Japan and China over an island dispute.
Beijing is now confronting strategic assumptions that have governed the Western Pacific region since World War Two.
BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- China sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft into its new air defence zone over the East China Sea on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea.
The hottest spot in the East China Sea appears to be a bunch of uninhabited islands. CNBC's Bernie Lo and Deirdre Wang Morris discuss Beijing's latest move to send fighter jets into the area.
The move raises the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea over the zone. Ties between China and Japan have been strained for months by the dispute over the islands in the East China Sea, called the Diaoyu by China and the Senkaku by Japan.
The Pentagon faces the retirement of its de facto chief operating officer, and his exit could have a big impact on the defense industry.
OTTAWA, Nov 28- Canada allowed the U.S. National Security Agency to conduct widespread surveillance during the 2010 Group of 20 summit in Toronto, according to a media report that cited documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.