Senate Aug. 1 passed legislation that would grant 1,000 more visas to Afghan civilians who assisted the United States.
As companies continue to turn their eyes toward the Middle East and Asia for new business, a trend has emerged: The lines between commercial and defense businesses are increasingly blurring.
The initial down-select for the technology demonstrator phase of the U.S. Army’s ambitious Joint Multi-Role helicopter program has missed its original July deadline, and Army officials are now saying they’ll inform industry teams about who is moving forward sometime this month.
BAE has been awarded a $335 million contract to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Map of the World project.
The U.S. Air Force Academy’s superintendent ordered an investigation into the school’s athletic programs Aug. 3 amid reports of sexual assaults, drug use and academic cheating, primarily among football players at the elite institution.
The Army plans to notify about 500 majors over the next month that they must leave the military service as part of an eye-popping Pentagon plan to shrink the number of active duty soldiers from about 513,000 to 490,000 by 2015.
U.S. lawmakers spent the days before a five-week legislative break trading barbs and moving bills with little chance of becoming law. But just before they departed, the U.S. defense sector received a glimmer of hope.
A lawmaker who advocates for the deaf is calling for a trial program that would allow a small number of hearing impaired to serve in the Air Force.
The arrival of ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft at its comet target is tantalizingly close, with arrival set to take place Aug. 6.
After a 10-year, 4-billion-mile journey through deep space, a European probe will finally arrive at its comet destination this week.
A U.S. reconnaissance plane crossed into Swedish airspace last month as it sought to avoid being intercepted by Russian Fighters, the New York Times reported Aug. 3, citing U.S. military officials.
The Pentagon has notified Congress of a plan to increase the amount of money that it is spending on bolstering the defense capabilities of the Ukrainian military, with the majority of that funding going toward equipping and training its national guard troops to conduct various missions.
China has confirmed that it now possesses an upgraded version of its DF-5A intercontinental ballistic missile, which has been in existence since 1971. It had previously denied that the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41), which has a range of 7,500 miles existed.
65,000-ton ships are hard to turn around, and they can drag a lot else in their wake. That’s the $10.4 billion bet the Royal Navy has placed on its controversial program to build two new aircraft carriers.
In the days following U.S. and European Union sanctions against Russia, it was unclear what sort of economic impact they would have on nations that do defense deals with Moscow.
Tatarstan’s Zelenodolsk Shipyard laid down the second Project 22160 patrol ship – Dmitry Rogachev – for the Russian Navy July 25y. The keel of first-in-class Vasily Bykov was laid on 26 February.
The idea that the European Union – not Russia – would acquire two French Mistral-class helicopter carriers already sold to Moscow is gaining ground as the West adopted a ban against future arms deals to Russia, and the energy and financial sectors, analysts said.
The UAV market remains dominated by the U.S. and Israeli defense contractors, but other nations have been heavily investing in the technology especially for more cost-effective, less technologically advanced solutions.
Colombia is set to join its South American neighbors in their plans to upgrade Antarctic assets and establishments, which are opening bases and buying polar ships.
An C$32.5 million amendment to the CC-130J Operational Training Systems Provider contract is signed to align the CC-130J training system with ongoing upgrades to the aircraft themselves.
Canada is opening a second market for companies to upgrade its frigates, with new plans to buy additional systems and equipment for the ships over the next seven years.