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  • Saudi Arabia to build planes with Ukraine's Antonov Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    DUBAI, May 7- Saudi Arabia and Ukraine's Antonov aircraft company are to build transport planes for military and civilian use in a deal strengthening the kingdom's drive to develop a domestic military industry. Antonov said in a separate statement a modernised version of the AN-32 would be designed jointly and then produced in Saudi Arabia, which would own the...

  • SPECIAL REPORT-Why gold threatens Ivory Coast's peace Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 5:22 AM ET

    GAMINA, Ivory Coast, May 7- Nestled among the cocoa plantations of western Ivory Coast is a gold mine that does not feature on any official maps. The unlicensed mine is a key part of a lucrative business empire headed by the deputy commander of the West African nation's elite Republican Guard, United Nations investigators allege. A senior Ivorian army officer said...

  • *Elbit seeks to adapt military tech to civilian applications. NETANYA, Israel, May 7- For two decades, Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems has designed some of the world's leading weapons systems. It may seem a risky foray into a competitive market, but Elbit has a strong track record for adapting its technologies- often developed in secretive labs that...

  • Lockheed F-35 gets first female pilot - Air Force Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:00 PM ET

    all-female combat sortie over Afghanistan in 2011, this week became the first woman to fly the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 jet, the Air Force said on Wednesday. Mau, deputy commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing Operations Group, on Tuesday completed her first training flight in the single-seat stealth fighter after 14 virtual training missions in a simulator, said...

  • OTTAWA, May 1- Canadian officials said on Friday a C $26.2 billion program to build 15 naval ships could end up below target and over budget, the latest challenge to Canada's troubled military procurement process. "Do we think that the C $26.2 billion is going to become the sort of ceiling cost in the time frame we're talking about? Canada's official spending...

  • Yikes! Putin to have superhuman robo-soldiers Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Exoskeleton soldier developed by Raytheon

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has an army of robotic soldiers in the works. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • How Kim Jong Un drives terrorist financing Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:51 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks in an undated photo released April 26, 2015, by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

    A new report makes the case North Korea should be put back on a U.S. list of nations that sponsor terrorism, which would limit the regime's finances.

  • PARIS, April 30- The contract between France and Qatar for 24 Dassault Aviation- built Rafale fighter jets is worth about 6.3 billion euros, a defence ministry official said on Thursday.

  • Nepalese army gets image boost from quake relief work Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:38 AM ET

    CHAUTARA, Nepal, April 30- In the rubble-strewn Nepali hilltop town of Chautara, a round-the-clock rescue effort by the military is helping to recast the image of an institution once criticised for rights abuses in a brighter and more sympathetic light. Human rights activists blame it for hundreds of killings and abductions during Nepal's decade-long war...

  • *China's Avic forecast to become world's biggest drone maker. While its technology lags the United States and Israel, the biggest vendors of unmanned aerial vehicles, China is attracting a growing list of foreign buyers including Nigeria, Pakistan and Egypt. Market researcher Forecast International pegged the value of production for military drones...

  • New in US weaponry: A bullet that steers itself Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    DARPA’s self-steering bullet EXACTO (Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance) adjust in flight to hit moving targets.

    The research arm of the Defense Department has created a bullet that can change course in mid-air.

  • Representatives Bob Goodlatte and Jim Sensenbrenner and Democrats John Conyers and Jerry Nadler introduced the " USA Freedom Act" in the House of Representatives, seeking to tighten control of a program publicly exposed two years ago by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. They are supported by privacy groups but will run into...

  • Iran vessel takeover: Who probably did it—and why Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Iranian Revolutionary Guards drive speedboats during a ceremony to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by the US navy, at the port of Bandar Abbas on July 2, 2012.

    Iran's abrupt seizure of a commercial vessel in the Persian Gulf raises a question of who ordered the taking of the Maersk Tigris, and why?


  • Both funding requests were included in the "unfunded priorities" lists submitted to Congress by the Navy and Marine Corps this year. Roman Schweizer, an analyst with Guggenheim Partners, said the committee's decision to fund 12 more F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, along with reports that a Navy assessment had found a requirement for 30 more EA-18G electronic attack...

  • Military vets make job gains, but one group lags Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    A job seeker speaks with an employer at the Veterans On Wall Street job fair in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 21, 2012.

    Despite the decline in the female veteran unemployment rate, women vets still lag behind their male counterparts.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander has asked the U.S. intelligence agency to review patent filings by his company to make sure that they do not reveal any secrets or misappropriate any government work. Alexander told Reuters he took the step to head off additional controversy about IronNet Cybersecurity, a...

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to pass a bill that extends liability protection for companies that share information about cyber attacks, if they give the data to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The legislation must still be passed by the Senate and signed by President Barack Obama to become...

  • US killed Americans held by, working with al-Qaeda Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama press conference addresses the killing of two hostages conducted by U.S. Special Forces.

    President Obama said he takes full responsibility for the killing of innocent hostages, and that he "profoundly" regrets what happened.

  • NATO cyber war drills to focus on Russia: Expert Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:01 AM ET
    Hacking hacker cyber security

    NATO cyber security drills in Estonia this week are likely to mimic attacks launched by Islamic State extremists and Russia, one expert told CNBC.

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