News

News Briefs – March 21, 2016

Posted March 21, 2016 by

Stealthy Zumwalt embarking for builder trials The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy is heading out to sea again. The Zumwalt is due to depart Bath Iron Works March 21 for the final builder trials before the ship is presented for inspection and delivery to the Navy. The Zumwalt is the first in…

Full Story »

Navy photograph by PO3 Taylor L. Jackson
News

Mishap aboard USS Eisenhower injures sailors

Posted March 21, 2016 by

Eight sailors aboard the Norfolk, Va.,-based aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) were injured March 18 when an arresting gear parted during a routine landing by an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft.

Full Story »

News

Headlines – March 18, 2016

Posted March 18, 2016 by

Business Northrop Grumman Hellhound continues to draw crowd at AUSA – The Hellhounds of folklore were supernatural dogs that wielded fire and served as harbingers of the afterlife.   Kongsberg buy-in at Patria creates Nordic industry force – Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace’s 49.9 percent strategic acquisition in Finnish state-controlled Patria Oy will create a major…

Full Story »

News

News Briefs – March 18, 2016

Posted March 18, 2016 by

Russian Air Force: Syria withdrawal to be complete in three days The commander of the Russian Air Force says the withdrawal of the bulk of the Russian forces from Syria should be complete in two to three days. Col.-Gen. Viktor Bondarev said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily March 17 that the Air…

Full Story »

News

Headlines – March 16, 2016

Posted March 16, 2016 by

News Marine general to Congress: We might not be ready for another war – If the Marines were called today to respond to an unexpected crisis, they might not be ready, a top Marine general told the Senate Armed Services Committee March 15.     Business Raytheon unveils new Patriot Radar at AUSA Global 16…

Full Story »

News

News Briefs – March 16, 2016

Posted March 16, 2016 by

Iran says it recovers information from U.S. sailors’ devices Iran has retrieved thousands of pages of information from devices used by U.S. Navy sailors who were briefly detained in January, the country’s state television reported March 15. The report quotes Gen. Ali Razmjou, a naval commander in the powerful Revolutionary Guard, as saying that information…

Full Story »

News

Headlines – March 14, 2016

Posted March 14, 2016 by

Business F-35 chief expects savings from Pratt’s work on B-21 engine – The chief of the F-35 joint program office expects engine-maker Pratt & Whitney’s work on the new B-21 bomber to reduce the cost of the next-generation fighter jet’s engine, the F135.   Navy awards tactical cloud contract to Charles River Analytics – Charles…

Full Story »

News

News Briefs – March 14, 2016

Posted March 14, 2016 by

Putin: Russian arms upgrade won’t be affected by budget cuts The Russian military’s arms modernization program won’t be affected by budget cuts prompted by the country’s economic problems, President Vladimir Putin said March 11. Putin, who spoke at a meeting with the top military brass and leaders of arms industries, said the military last year…

Full Story »

News

Headlines – March 11, 2016

Posted March 11, 2016 by

News Wounded Warrior Project fires CEO, COO – The board of Wounded Warrior Project, one of the nation’s largest veteran support groups, has fired two top officials amid news reports accusing the group of wasteful spending.     Business Lockheed Martin joins race to make long-haul airships – The secretive Skunk Works in Palmdale, Calif.,…

Full Story »

News

News Briefs – March 11, 2016

Posted March 11, 2016 by

France, facing terrorist threat, boosting military reserve France’s defense minister is trying to recruit thousands more people to join the military reserve to boost anti-terrorism and other defense capacities. Jean-Yves Le Drian says the military is aiming to increase the number of reservists from 28,000 today to 40,000 by 2018. The idea would be to…

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.