The White House and Pentagon, after weeks of back-and-forth debate, appear ready to expand the Defense Department’s budget starting in 2016.
Iranian warships dispatched to the Atlantic Ocean will travel close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time in a bid to send ‘a message’ to the White House. A destroyer and helicopter-carrying supply ship began their voyage last month from the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas and are on a three-month mission.
Defense companies are telling investors that earnings-squashing budget pressures will soon ease, but DOD sees the future a bit differently, a Pentagon official said Feb. 5.
Boeing is sparring with suppliers such as United Technologies Corp. as the world’s largest plane maker demands that vendors cut prices or risk losing work on new jets such as the 77X and 787 Dreamliner.
The Air Force is running out of patience with Lockheed Martin and its subcontractor Exelis when it comes to developing the next-generation of navigation satellites, the head of Space Command said Feb. 7 at a Washington, D.C., breakfast.
An internal memo from the U.S. command in Afghanistan says soldiers are voicing strong complaints about the Army’s battlefield intelligence network, for which Congress just slashed spending by 60 percent.
The incoming No. 2 American commander in Afghanistan said Feb. 8 that his immediate focus is on supporting upcoming Afghan elections – not on the possibility of U.S. troops remaining after the NATO-led combat mission ends.
There are new developments coming this week in a story CBS News has been reporting on since last spring. A mysterious lung illness is affecting veterans who were exposed to open burn pits, which the U.S. military used in Iraq and Afghanistan to torch everything from batteries to body parts.
The number of veterans who have their reproductive organs damaged in combat is growing, leading a top senator to propose legislation that would make fertility care a bigger part of Veterans Affairs hospitals’ missions — including paying for surrogate pregnancies.
A space walker who flew a record seven times into orbit and the first American woman to complete a long-duration space station mission will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, officials announced Feb. 7.
A new implantable probe could reverse memory loss for the hundreds of thousands of troops who’ve suffered brain injuries since 2000. And while The Pentagon-developed project is focused on the more than 280,000 troops who could benefit from this research, seniors with dementia and athletes with brain injuries could also profit from the medical breakthrough.
The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are expected to launch discussions on submarine acquisitions “in the near future,” according to an executive with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.
Executives from the nation’s top military contractors and a bevy of federal government officials will be in Singapore this week in a bid to help Team USA win not gold medals but arms deals.
Eight months after the Italian parliament suspended new orders of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), members of the country’s biggest political party may try to halve the total purchase.
Europe’s defense and space agencies are to expand their cooperation on integrating unmanned aircraft systems into civil airspace for commercial and government missions with a second phase of a project to demonstrate that UAS can be controlled via satellite communications.