Israel’s iron Dome missile defense system may end up getting triple the U.S. funding that the Defense Department sought for it in March.
A month before the United States says a Russian missile likely brought down Malaysian Air flight MH17, the Ukrainian government asked America to provide sophisticated electronic equipment that could jam the radar of such missiles.
Revised Pentagon mid-year projections call for $26b more in procurement, research outlays by Sept. 30 than first estimates, according to newly disclosed figures.
The outgoing head of the U.S. Air Force Space Command said the time is right for a new rocket engine to be developed in the United States, regardless of whether current engine sales are cut off by Russia.
United Technologies Corp posted tepid quarterly orders for its Otis elevators and Pratt and Whitney jet engines businesses, and shares of the diversified U.S. manufacturer fell nearly 2 percent July 22.
Rockwell Collins increased sales by 12 percent to $1.26 billion in the third quarter of its 2014 financial year, but saw net profit shrink by $6 million to $158 million in the same period.
In the long run, the F-35′s absence from the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough air show will have minimal impact on the program’s long-term fortunes. In the mid-term, however, the F-35s export hiatus may hobble the program’s economics.
Defence science and technology company QinetiQ has established a Marine Surface Target Service in partnership with unmanned marine systems manufacturer Autonomous Surface Vehicles.
Korea Aerospace Industries has been tapped to develop a 10,000-pound helicopter to be used for civil and military purposes, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration.
Australia is seeking expanded engagement in Norway’s air-launched anti-ship Kongsberg Joint Strike Missile program, the Department of Defence in Canberra confirmed to IHS Jane’s July 21.
President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause July 22 for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia, with one backer dismissing the objections as hypocritical.
The European Commission will shortly begin work on defense sector sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said.
The Federal Space Agency, or Roscosmos, estimates that Russia will need to spend about 33 billion rubles ($940 million) through 2018 to offset the losses from cutting military ties with Ukraine, Kommersant reported July 22, citing a letter between Roscosmos officials.
The Italian arm of European missile house MBDA is looking to secure a launch customer for its new Marte ER (Extended Range) anti-ship missile by the end of 2014.
At Bob McDonald’s confirmation hearing July 22 on his nomination to become the next Veterans Affairs Secretary, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, joked that he didn’t want to scare McDonald away by listing all the scandals facing VA.
Officials with the Chinese Ministry of Defense defended the presence of an electronic surveillance ship off the coast of Hawaii during the U.S. led Rim of the Pacific maritime exercise.
There seems to be an awful lot of people who think any excuse to travel to a foreign country and kill people is a good one. It’s a shame that the two-edged sword of technologically enabled communication cuts in a way that provides them a platform from which to spew this nonsense.