The U.S. Navy and local authorities were searching March 2 for the pilot of an F/A-18C fighter jet that crashed during a training mission near a Nevada air base, the Navy said.
The world’s largest plane makers are soaring these days, fueled by historic demand for new jets that has cranked up their factories to record speeds.
India’s defense ministry said March 3 it had ordered an investigation into state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd’s orders from Britain’s Rolls-Royce Holdings worth at least $1.2 billion.
The U.S. Navy will request $2.1 billion to continue developing the Littoral Combat Ship and buy three of the vessels in fiscal 2015, one fewer than previously planned, according to defense officials.
As an executive at Bethesda, Md.,-based contracting giant Lockheed Martin, Dan Heller gets asked plenty: “Is Lockheed Martin now getting into energy?”
Israel’s Elbit Systems announced March 2 that its U.S. subsidiary won an international bid for an estimated $145 million anti-intrustion network to secure Arizona’s southern border with Mexico.
The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94.
Sweden — three years after selling its national submarine-maker Kockums to Germany’s ThyssenKrupp — is now fighting to wrest control of its indigenous sub-building capability from the German giant.
Chuck Hagel, with his first budget plan as US defense secretary, has managed to do the unthinkable: He has united Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. In short, they hate it.
Defense hawks are decrying reductions in Pentagon spending, but their budget hawk brethren see more fat to be trimmed.
As the Pentagon prepares once again to cut forces and facilities on the Continent, experts say decades of downsizing have already eliminated most of the Cold War-era fat, leaving planners with a dilemma: make minor tweaks that will offer only modest savings or carry out sweeping changes that will alter the face of the military’s presence in Europe.
A temporary U.S. base in Romania that will serve as the primary hub for American forces leaving Afghanistan officially reached its full operating capacity Feb. 28.
Poland is scrapping previous plans to buy F-16 fighter jets in five years, but what it will buy instead is up in the air.
Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Vejonis has signed a letter of intent with British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond to buy 120 tracked armored vehicles for the Latvian armed forces.
Over the past decade, the United States has leaned upon our military at a level rarely seen in our nation’s history. Years-long deployments, long-term family separations, related health issues and the frustrations of dealing with an outmatched Veterans Affairs system have been their rewards for their service.