Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is poised to clear another hurdle in restoring its image as United Airlines, the only U.S. operator, resumes flights after the jet’s battery flaws forced a three-month grounding.
Roger Carr, the long-standing chairman of U.K. gas utility Centrica PLC and a veteran of British takeover battles, is the front runner to replace Dick Olver as chairman of Britain’s biggest defense contractor, BAE Systems PLC, a person familiar with the matter said May 19.
The Air Force says its test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, which Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had postponed in April because of tensions with North Korea, is now scheduled to happen May 21.
More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness stemming from sexual abuse in the military, and 4,000 sought disability benefits, underscoring the staggering long-term impact of a crisis that has roiled the Pentagon and been condemned by President Barack Obama as “”shameful and disgraceful.”
Two prominent veterans service organizations have announced a joint effort intended to help vets more quickly resolve problems with their education benefits.
North Korea continued firing short-range weapons over its own eastern waters May 20 after a weekend of what it called “rocket launching tests” intended to bolster deterrence against enemy attack. South Korean officials were investigating exactly what it was that the North was testing.
Hundreds of people have turned out to wave goodbye to the Royal Navy’s former flagship HMS Ark Royal as it was towed away to be scrapped.
The Army has launched a campaign to sign up 10,000 new recruits just weeks before thousands of experienced soldiers who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan will lose their jobs.
France is in talks with the United States and Israel to buy intelligence-gathering drones to build up a modern fleet, Defense Minister Jean-Yves le Drain said May 19.