• The Defense Department decided it could skip further orders for Boeing's F/A-18 fighter jets and EA-18G electronic attack planes after concluding that a halt in their production would not jeopardize suppliers for other big weapons programs, said Elana Broitman, the Pentagon's top industrial base official.

  • U.S. military satellite launched after 15-year hold Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:27 PM ET

    United Launch Alliance is a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co.. The $518 million satellite, known as DMSP-19 and built by Lockheed Martin, joins six other operational DMSP satellites already in orbit.

  • U.S. Marines aim to move ahead with new combat vehicle Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 9:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 2- The U.S. Marine Corps aims to kick off a competition for a new wheeled amphibious combat vehicle in coming months, with a formal request for proposals likely to follow in fiscal year 2015, a Marine Corps spokesman said Wednesday.

  • China has also put its own military build-up on full display, including dedicating high-resolution satellites and advanced warships to the hunt for the jetliner. But Malaysian authorities face heavy criticism, particularly from China, for mismanaging the effort, now in its fourth week, and holding back information.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Both the Lockheed Martin Corp and Austal versions of the U.S. Navy's new coastal warship performed well in a major war game last week and surprised some "enemies" with their capabilities, a top Navy admiral said on Tuesday.

  • SANTIAGO, April 1- Chile's navy says a tsunami has already hit some areas in the north of the country following a massive earthquake offshore.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- The U.S. military is working closely with Lockheed Martin Corp and other suppliers to lower the per-plane cost of the F-35 fighter jet and improve its reliability, the chief weapons buyer for the U.S. Air Force said in interview on Monday.

  • BEIJING, March 31- China's Foreign Ministry on Monday it welcomed comments by the U.S. defence chief saying the United States would exercise restraint in using the military in cyberspace, but added Beijing hoped Washington would match its words with actual policy.

  • *China reveals growing military capabilities. While Malaysia has been accused of a muddled response and poor communications, China has showcased its growing military clout and reach, while some involved in the operation say other countries have dragged their feet on disclosing details that might give away sensitive defence data.

  • MOSCOW, March 29- Russia has no intention of sending its armed forces into Ukraine although it is ready to protect the rights of Russian speakers in the former Soviet republic, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview on Saturday. "We have absolutely no intention of- or interest in- crossing Ukraine's borders," Lavrov told a Russian television channel.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The United States said on Thursday it imposed a ban this week on the issuance of licenses for the export of defense items and defense services to Russia in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

  • U.S. bans licenses for military exports to Russia Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it imposed a ban this week on the issuance of licenses for the export of defense items and defense services to Russia in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

  • *Boeing gets contract for 24 Apache attack helicopters. DOHA, March 27- Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons from Boeing Co, Airbus and other arms makers as the Gulf state accelerates its military build-up.

  • *UAE backs Egypt military as bulwark against Brotherhoood.

  • Rear Admiral Michael Manazir, director of the Navy's air warfare division, said on Wednesday the Navy decided to put the additional Growlers on an "unfunded priorities" list requested by Congress after classified studies showed the planes would improve the effectiveness of the overall 44- plane strike group on a carrier.

  • THE HAGUE, March 25- U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that because of the revelations about U.S. spying, the United States needs to win back the trust of governments and citizens.

  • KIEV, March 25- Ukraine's acting defence minister was dismissed on Tuesday over his handling of Russia's annexation of Crimea, after it emerged that less than a quarter of soldiers on the peninsula planned to stay in the Ukrainian military.

  • KIEV, March 25- Ukraine's acting defence minister offered to step down on Tuesday over his handling of Russia's annexation of Crimea, but his resignation was immediately turned down by parliament. "Given that some may not like the actions I am taking...



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