Lawmakers who eagerly voted to authorize military force 12 years ago to oust Saddam Hussein and destroy weapons of mass destruction that were never found now harbor doubts that air strikes will turn back insurgents threatening Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government and Baghdad.
Italy’s Iveco has given a show debut to a new version of its successful Light Multipurpose Vehicle, which boosts payload by about 50 percent and is described by the firm as a radical overhaul of earlier designs.
Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon say a fix has been found that should prevent more bulkhead cracks on the Marine Corps version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the costliest U.S. weapons program.
A Boeing-Sikorsky team continues to pour money into a prototype helicopter that it hopes the Army will select as its future rotorcraft.
Airbus Defence and Space has teamed with Textron to prepare a joint bid for an expected French tender for a tactical UAV, a competition likely to attract a lively clutch of international offers, said Senior Vice President Jens Nielsen.
The U.S. national security space community was left wondering this spring whether a Russian company would continue to supply it with engines needed to launch heavy payloads on its Atlas rockets.
Jordan is stepping up its gunship capability following the signing of a deal with aircraft builder Airbus Military and weapons supplier ATK to convert one of the C-295 transports in service with its Air Force into an aerial enforcer.
Developing a sense-and-avoid system for any unmanned aircraft is a challenging task, but it’s even more difficult to build one for small vehicles that can’t hold heavy sensor payloads.
Italy’s Oto Melara and Germany’s Diehl Defence have carried out a successful test firing of Oto Melara’s Vulcano 155mm munition, the firm said here at the Eurosatory exhibition.
As commercial demand for unmanned aircraft grows, manufacturers and universities are increasingly joining forces on efforts to train pilots and develop new technologies.
The U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on 11 June of proposed foreign military sales worth a total of $241 million to upgrade M109 self-propelled howitzers and M113 Armored Personnel Carriers for the Brazilian Armed Forces.
A deal to demonstrate and manufacture a lightweight missile system to equip Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters has been secured by the Belfast-arm of Thales UK.
Israel Aerospace Industries is to offer the Republic of Korea an aerial refuelling solution based on its converted Boeing 767-300ER Multi-Mission Tanker Transport tanker, the company confirmed to IHS Jane’s June 16.
United Launch Alliance has signed agreements with “multiple” American firms to help develop a next-generation engine replacement, the company announced June 16.
The U.S. Army wants to be able to communicate through thick jungle canopies.
The latest international crisis may be a terrorist land offensive in Iraq, but concerns about China’s ambitions clearly dominate those thinking about strategies for the U.S. Navy.
The retired aircraft carrier Constellation will take its final cruise this summer, from the Pacific Northwest to Texas for dismantling, the Navy announced June 13.
The MQ-8B Fire Scout has flown with new multimode maritime radar.
Newly released records show the Phoenix VA Health Care System paid out roughly $10 million in bonuses during the past three years, when some staff manipulated patient wait-time records to trigger bonuses as veterans died awaiting care.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is encouraging its employees to expose any wrongdoing they see, but a series of government reports has shown that many federal employees are reluctant to do so-and possibly with good reason.
Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders made a plea June 17 for continued support for legislation intended to stop a rash of preventable deaths of veterans waiting for health care.
Congress’ push to quickly fire VA executives in the wake of a nationwide scheduling scandal threatens to do more harm than good, and could be unconstitutional, according to attorneys who specialize in federal employee cases.