After a tit-for-tat series of delays, the United States conducted an Open Skies Treaty intelligence flight over Russian territory April 21, a State Department official said.
U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Easter Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula last month.
Australia will order 58 more F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin for A$12.4 billion ($11.61 billion), Prime Minister Tony Abbott said April 22, a purchase that will raise its air combat power to among the world’s most advanced.
QinetiQ has agreed to sell its U.S. services division to the SI Organisation in a deal that could net the British defense technology company up to $215 million.
The last time the Pentagon tried to upgrade the president’s coolest ride — the fleet of helicopters that drop him at his doorstep on the South Lawn of the White House — it didn’t go well. Costs doubled. Delays sparked ridicule, then outrage. And President Obama, then just a few weeks in office, said it was “an example of the procurement process gone amok” before defense officials killed the program outright.
An Obama administration effort to relax strictures on selling less-sensitive military hardware to foreign countries virtually ignored the red tape unmanned aircraft manufacturers must navigate when marketing their products overseas.
HGH Infrared Systems will launch a wide area surveillance system with higher resolution known as the Spynel-X 8000 at Euronaval 2014.
The Pentagon’s research agency tasked with developing breakthrough technologies for national security has come up with a plan for dealing with shrinking budgets: robot flight crews.
The Pentagon has laid out plans for how it would cut $66 billion in procurement and research-and-development projects between 2016 and 2019 should US defense spending caps remain in place.
Defense officials agree that the military must change the way it buys satellites and space services. They just can’t settle on exactly how it should be done.
Pentagon officials are quietly resisting possible US sanctions against the Russian arms firm Rosoboronexport, because it also supplies Mi-17 helicopters to the Afghan Air Force.
For decades the National Guard has fought hard against the stereotype that it was the place to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War, or that it’s a place to get college money rather than combat duty.
Baseball stadiums are some of the few places where Navy Cmdr. Steven Dundas feels safe, where his mind is not anxiously inching toward the past and latching onto memories of children with missing body parts and the stench of burning swamp fires.
After the Institute of Medicine in March recommended using the term “Gulf War illness” to describe symptoms affecting more than 200,000 Persian Gulf War veterans, a top Veterans Affairs Department official expressed concern that such a change would imply a direct causal link between service in the 1990-’91 conflict and long-term illness.