The first American general officer to be killed by hostile fire in combat since Sept. 11 has been identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene.
Billionaire Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. plans to build the world’s first commercial Launchpad near Brownsville in south Texas, Gov. Rick Perry’s office said.
August is the month of decision for UCLASS, the Navy’s controversial program to build armed drones that fly off aircraft carriers.
The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Command has chosen Serco for a contract to provide support and maintenance on Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. The one-year contract is worth $9 million.
A mid-year report on the state of cyber security warns of new, insidious ways hackers are gaining access to corporate and private computers.
Russia has ordered a batch of Kamov Ka-52K ‘Hokum B’ naval attack helicopters for the Russian Navy’s Mistral-class landing helicopter dock vessels.
The Spanish government announced an arms embargo on Israel, El Pais quoted government sources as saying. The decision was made the previous week by a committee of the Presidency, Treasury, Economy Ministry, Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry.
Sweden’s FMV signs a specific support agreement with Finland’s Patria Oyj, for maintenance of their “HKP16? Black Hawks in Linkoping, Sweden. The base period is 2015-2017, but options could extend it to 2020. Cost is SEK 225 million / EUR 24.3 million / $33 million, including options.
India’s Ministry of Defence decided in late July against blacklisting Rolls-Royce, which has been under federal investigation since late February for employing proscribed agents to secure Indian contracts, official and industry sources have disclosed.
The U.K. government responds to the Commons Defence committee’s RPAS report. There’s no decision yet re: Afghan deployment, but there are some lessons learned per the Committee’s request.
The U.S. Defense Department’s top procurement official would like Congress to create a reserve spending account that the Pentagon could tap when a weapons program runs into costly development issues.
A Senate committee is holding up a plan to shift $100 million to an Air Force space-launch program, telling the service to devise a plan for a new liquid rocket engine.
Eyeing emerging threats amid a constrained budget environment, and consumed by the Lockheed Martin F-35’s high cost, the U.S. Air Force is already studying what the “sixth-generation” of air dominance capability for the service should be.
The U.S. Air Force is working to extend the service life of its fleet of C-130 combat delivery aircraft by replacing center wing boxes on some of the planes and adding new avionics, electronics and instrumentation, service officials told Military.com.
Passage of a bill reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs is beginning to look like the easy part, veterans groups say, adding that what may be “pretty rough” is meeting looming deadlines to ensure the new law’s key element – a private health care option – is working.
Move America Forward has collected millions to send care packages to U.S. troops. But its appeals often rely on images and stories borrowed without permission, and its assets have been used to benefit political consulting firms and PACs.
New Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald has ordered town hall meetings at all department health and benefits facilities by the end of September, in an effort to better understand veterans’ complaints about services.
Despite public outrage over dysfunctional and dangerously run hospitals, a landmark VA reform bill set to be signed July 31 by President Barack Obama will retain some department perks: Hefty bonuses for executives and other employees.
After 10 years and four billion miles, Rosetta has finally caught up with its comet following a series of spectacular maneuvers.
The lunar dirt brought back by mankind’s first moonwalkers contained an abundance of titanium, platinum and other valuable minerals.
Sound waves may not appear to hold much power, but scientists believe directing them in the right way could allow them to hide objects and even levitate them in the air.