Honeywell International Inc. agreed to acquire privately held manufacturer RAE Systems Inc. for $340 million, giving the diversified technology and manufacturing company additional gas-detection offerings.
International Airlines Group unveiled orders for 18 Airbus A350 long-haul jets for its British Airways arm and said it was in further talks with Airbus and Boeing to secure more planes for Spanish unit Iberia.
Rebuffed by Congress in an attempt to inactivate nine warships as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Navy is set to try again – in 2015.
Amid uncertainty over whether sequestration will ground helicopter training at Fort Rucker, Ala., the Army has temporarily stopped transferring officers into aviation from other branches.
A recent government audit of a veteran job training program revealed more than half of its 99,000 available slots are unused. With the U.S. veteran unemployment rate hovering around 9.9% in March, according to the Labor Department, some are questioning why vets aren’t taking advantage of the program and if they are aware it exists.
Russia is studying changes in the U.S. missile defense program, but still wants guarantees that the system would not be used against Russia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said April 23.
by David Blair, The Daily Telegraph
In the high summer of the Atlantic alliance, Winston Churchill warned America that the “price of greatness is responsibility.” Seventy years on, the U.S. might reasonably have hoped that the countries it was about to liberate when Churchill came to call would have shouldered the responsibility for their own defense.
by Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev won’t be sent before a military tribunal for a technical reason: As a U.S. citizen, he isn’t eligible.