U.S. and Afghan officials have reached an accord permitting some American forces to remain in Afghanistan after next year, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Nov. 21.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai hailed a pact to keep U.S. troops in the country after 2014, telling national leaders meeting to assess the agreement that it would bring stability to the war-torn nation.
South Korean military leaders recommended purchasing 40 fighter jets with stealth capabilities and indicated Lockheed Martin’s F-35 provided the best defense against North Korean’s growing nuclear threat.
European Aeronautic, Defence and Space said it’s aiming to buy a stake in Italy’s Avio SpA as private equity firm Cinven Ltd. seeks to cut its holding in a company whose remaining business is focused on rocket engines.
Privately held drone maker General Atomics Aeronautical Systems may have to lay off about one quarter of its production staff if it does not receive further U.S. or foreign orders, a senior company executive said this week.
Gulf buyers are nearing decisions to buy more current generation fighter jets, but the buzz at the Dubai Airshow was about Lockheed Martin’s radar-evading F-35 fighter – a plane not yet operational and not even on display at the air show.
Lockheed Martin expects news about a multibillion dollar program to modernize the Saudi Arabian Navy in the next several months, senior company executives told Reuters at the Dubai Airshow Nov. 20 after meetings with Saudi officials.
Germany’s IG Metall labor union called on management at EADS to show its hand following reports that the European aerospace group is planning thousands of job cuts.
Two soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division were killed after their military vehicle went into a river near the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea Nov. 21, Army officials confirmed.
Defense officials have reportedly asked the Defense Commissary Agency to develop a plan to close all U.S. commissaries — about three-fourths of its stores, according to a resale community source familiar with details of a meeting with representatives of the Joint Staff and Pentagon comptroller’s office.
The first females have graduated from the Marines infantry school — and now two of the three women who completed the historical feat are talking.
Increased production of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 depends more on how the fighter fares in testing than how deeply the Pentagon’s budget is cut, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.
The United States may be compelled to cut its military spending in Europe next year by as much as a fifth in the latest round of reductions under ‘sequestration,’ America’s top general in the region said Nov. 21.
The Pentagon said Nov. 19 it had approved new rules that would require defense contractors to tighten their computer security procedures and to report any cyber intrusions that resulted in the loss of controlled technical information.
Beginning in October 2014, most airmen will start deploying under a new system that aims to keep them with their units and that follows six months of deployment with 12 months at home.
An extra $225,000 is apparently not enough to keep a fighter pilot in the Air Force. In June, the Air Force announced a $225,000 bonus for eligible fighter pilots in exchange for a nine-year commitment. However, pilots are not taking the service up on the offer because of reduced flying hours caused by budget cuts, acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning said.
A sixth senior Navy officer was implicated Thursday in connection with the continuing investigation into the practices of the husbanding company Glenn Defense Marine Asia and fired from his post, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command said in a Nov. 21 news release.
A same-sex couple at Fort Irwin, Calif., says they have been denied participation in an Army marriage enrichment program because of their sexual orientation, even though they are legally married.
Astronomers call it the monster. It was the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. Had it been closer, Earth would have been toast. Orbiting telescopes got the fireworks show of a lifetime last spring when they spotted what is known as a gamma ray burst in a far-off galaxy.
The Mars rover Curiosity has temporarily stopped science observations while NASA checks out an electrical problem. The space agency said Nov. 20 the voltage change was first discovered on Nov. 17 and engineers think it might be some kind of short.
The Swarm mission to map the Earth’s global magnetic field in unprecedented detail has launched from Russia. The trio of European Space Agency satellites left the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 12:02, GMT, riding a Rockot vehicle.
A letter from an astronaut shows his jealousy of John Glenn after he was not picked to be the first American to orbit Earth. In October 1961, Gus Grissom glumly confided to his mother in a letter that is now up for auction that he and his fellow Mercury 7 astronauts resented John Glenn after he was chosen for the mission.
Missing teeth, broken bones on the battlefield or a bad slip on the job — the University of Iowa is working on making all your worries go away.
China successfully flew a stealth drone for the first time Nov. 21, state media said, citing eyewitness reports. A drone, called “Sharp Sword” by the media, made a test flight for around 20 minutes in Chengdu, reports said.