The U.S. Army’s decision to purchase 100 additional Airbus UH-72 Lakota helicopters for pilot training increases the potential for international sales of the aircraft, according to company officials.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin has asked Pentagon weapons buyer Frank Kendall to review whether United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney F-35 engines would be rising in cost if second engine competitor existed.
A U.S. Judge has issued an injunction against the purchase of Russian-made engines for the United Launch Alliance (ULA), citing American sanctions against the head of Russia’s space program.
It’s clear that the Navy intends to buy a carrier-based unmanned aircraft able to conduct reconnaissance and, if needed, strike a target. But after years of deliberation among service officials, industry remains confused on the requirements for the system’s stealth and payload capabilities, company executives and experts said.
U.S. and European bidders racing to snatch a controversial Turkish contract from their Chinese rival now have until June 30 to submit their renewed proposals, following two three-month extensions instituted by Turkey.
Spacecraft developed by the civilian Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will gain an expanded defense role under revisions in Japan’s basic space law enacted last year. The ALOS-2 Earth-observation radarsat set for launch next month could be an early example, particularly if Japan’s naval forces can use its data to keep track of ship movements in the region.
A key US House Democrat May 1 urged his colleagues to embrace some of the Obama administration’s proposed weapon program cuts, arguing the savings will allow the military to buy new platforms and remain ready for war.
The Navy will have a huge fight on its hands to keep the current fleet of carriers at 11, U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, said May 1 in discussion hosted by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee said he expects a defense bill amendment to close excess military bases will get “crushed” by his colleagues, but he intends to propose it anyway.
In the next few months, highly secretive U.S. military researchers say they will unveil new advances toward developing a brain implant that could one day restore a wounded soldier’s memory.
Rockets could take off from a spaceport in Britain within five years after ministers launched a search for a suitable site. The UK Space Agency has been tasked with opening a site by 2018, with the first flights having lift-off within a year.
Going to space can mess with your head. Not only do you suffer the psychological effects of isolation, but new research suggests radiation exposure can significantly damage the brain.
Last week NASA announced to the world the steps they would be taking in order to land humans on the red planet. And now, in a video, they’ve revealed the missions, technologies and developments that will make a manned mission to Mars possible.
NASA has revealed the design chosen for its next generation spacesuits by a public vote – and a sci-fi inspired ‘Tron’ design has won. This design now will be incorporated into the final version of the suit, which is expected to be ready for testing by November 2014.
The Obama administration has rejected Russia’s proposal for an agreement imposing legally binding limits on U.S. missile defense, the Washington Free Beacon reported May 1.
As China boosts its military spending, rattling neighbors over territorial disputes at sea, an AFP investigation shows that European countries have approved billions in transfers of weapons and military-ready technology to the Asian giant.
The United States has a treaty obligation to help the Philippines in case of an attack on its territory or armed forces in the South China Sea, the Philippine foreign minister said April 30, rejecting questioning of a security pact.