An independent panel appointed by the Pentagon and Congress said July 31 that President Obama’s strategy for sizing the armed services is too weak for today’s global threats.
Four of the top five candidates for the chairmanships of the House Armed Services and Intelligence panels have raised considerably more money this election cycle than they did at a similar point in 2012. The same four have also raised much more money from the defense industry than before – in some cases, more than doubling their takes.
The European Union’s embargo on the import and export of arms and related material with Russia, which covers all items on the EU’s common military list, will come into force Aug. 1.
An employee complaint exposed accounting misconduct at L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, prompting the aerospace and defense supplier to fire four people, revise two years of earnings statements and cut its earnings forecast.
Airbus Helicopters has finished retrofitting 4 NH90-TTH helicopters, bringing all eight of New Zealand’s machines up to final configuration standard.
Airbus Defence and Space has completed the development of the Swiss Army’s planned new future soldier system and is now ready to enter serial production, the company announced July 30.
Thales and Finmeccanica – Selex ES will collaborate on the multifunction sensor suite and the communication sub-system of the Anglo-French unmanned combat air vehicle.
The United Kingdom could remove the GWS60/Harpoon Block 1C anti-ship missile from Royal Navy service as early as 2018, the Ministry of Defence has disclosed.
Greece has approved over $1 billion worth of defense upgrade programs, with the Parliamentary Committee on Defence Procurement and Contracts signing off on a series of defense projects July 3.
Bombardier will soon decide whether a fix to the engine failure that halted flight tests of its CSeries jetliner can allow the plane to take off again, CEO Pierre Beaudoin said.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid signaled July31 that the chamber will take up its version of a 2015 Pentagon policy bill in September.
The striking power and stealth of the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike concept was reduced to protect the role of the service’s next-generation of manned fighters, USNI News has learned.
Combat uniforms featuring the service’s newest camo pattern will be available for sale starting in the summer of 2015, the Army announced July 31.
While lawmakers routinely question the U.S. Navy about aircraft carriers, submarines, cruisers and other warships, it’s rare that the lowly combat logistics force comes into the congressional viewfinder.
The U.S. Air Force’s top officer cautioned against an “alarmist” reaction to last month’s F-35 engine fire that resulted in a temporary fleet-wide grounding of the fighter jet and delay of its international debut.
More than two years after a Hampton-based F-22 pilot’s career stalled when he and a colleague spoke out about life-threatening problems with the Air Force’s newest fighter jet, Pentagon investigators say they’ll complete their investigation of his treatment in August.
The Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval to a $16.3 billion Veterans Affairs reform bill on July 31, sending the measure to the White House and giving Congress a legislative victory before the start of its summer break.
Veterans reading only headlines, hearing only sound bites, might have a few misconceptions about how Congress and the VA plan to use non-VA healthcare providers to ensure more timely and convenient access to care.
Veterans wait months longer than necessary to have their veterans disability benefits processed because of delays in how military officials handle service medical records, according to an audit released Thursday by the Defense Department Inspector General.
Michelle Obama said the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is “a stain on the soul of this nation,” as the federal government expands its initiative to provide stable and affordable housing for service members.
NASA’s next Martian rover will attempt to make oxygen on the surface of the red planet when it lands there in 2021.
Light from a radioactive metal forged inside a supernova blast could prompt a rethink of how some star explosions occur.
A growing trend in Russian and Chinese radar could make U.S. stealth fighters easier to see and – more importantly – easier to target for potential adversaries, a former senior U.S. Navy official told USNI News.
The U.S. DSCA announces an official export request from Iraq for a 5-year continuation of contractor logistics support for its Bell 407 (T-407 and IA-407), OH-58, and Huey II helicopters.
The December 2014 deadline for India’s long-delayed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Mk I to secure its final operational clearance is being extended to March 2015, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told parliament July 18.
The Indian Air Force acquired 1.41 million rounds of 5.56 mm L15 NATO ammunition from BAE Systems for $744, 400 in late June for the Israeli Tavor-21 assault rifles used by its Garud special forces.
The South Korean armed forces have quashed an attempt by Korea Aerospace Industries to reduce the cost and technical challenge of the proposed KF-X fighter, with the joint chiefs of staff determining that the indigenous aircraft must have two engines.
It appears that no bad idea ever truly dies in Washington. Whether it is high marginal tax rates, greater government regulation, or resurrecting terminated defense programs, there is always someone around to advocate for bad ideas.