The Pentagon’s plans to put most of its 800,000 civilian employees on unpaid leave for 11 days could lead to delays on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and other weapons programs, a top company official said on May 14.
European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. said equipment developed for five high-flying spy drones can find other uses after the German government said it would abort the 508 million-euro ($661 million) Euro Hawk project.
Airbus SAS engineers are working 13-hour days to get the company’s latest A350 plane off the ground in time to scoop the headlines at next month’s Paris air show.
The Air Force’s T-38 trainer will be needed a few years longer than planned. The new trainer was left out of the budget request for next year, and the Air Force is targeting a request for proposal by fiscal 2016, with the hope of reaching initial operating capability capacity seven years later.
The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer is backing calls to restore a valve on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet that improves the fighter’s chance to survive a hit from a high-explosive round.
With no broader budget deal in sight, a key House panel responsible for implementing sweeping cuts to agency budgets moved Wednesday to exempt veterans and largely protect spending on border safety and other homeland security programs in the coming year.
Two weeks after Adolf Hitler committed suicide, German troops and American soldiers fought together to rescue a group of high profile French prisoners in the final days of the war. The true story is one of the lesser known tales from World War II but reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie.
NASA’s planet-hunting telescope is broken. The Kepler spacecraft lost the second of four wheels that control the telescope’s orientation in space, NASA said May 15
Their project might not sound like much: The college students on May 15 launched a tiny model of a satellite the size of a soda can on a big yellow balloon. It went aloft to a height of 165 meters (yards) and then came back down attached to a parachute.
Philip Hammond has announced that from September, some soldiers will serve up to nine months instead of the usual six months. The new timetable will mean only two more brigades will be needed before British troops are expected to withdraw next year.
The U.S. government believes a Chinese missile launch this week was the first test of a new interceptor that would be used to destroy a satellite in orbit, one U.S. defense official said May 15.
by Michael Shank, Elizabeth Kucinich, Fox News
That Washington is holding defense cuts responsible for slow economic growth is a specious argument at best. War spending is unproductive and inflationary. Modern defense costs are capital intensive, not labor intensive, making the industry inefficient as a job creator.