U.S. fighter jets have begun pounding artillery held by the al Qaeda-inspired militants in northern Iraq with laser guided bombs, a senior Defense official said Aug. 8.
President Obama signed into law a major overhaul of the nation’s veterans’ healthcare system Aug. 7, officially shouldering the burden of fixing the troubled department after months of sparring with Congress and complaints that his administration was too slow to act.
The Textron AirLand Scorpion doesn’t yet have a buyer, but that hasn’t stopped the plane from taking part in a major National Guard training exercise this week.
India has offered to significantly increase an order for U.S. attack helicopters, Indian officials said, as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel began a visit to New Delhi Aug. 7 aimed at boosting defence and strategic ties.
While SpaceX continues to fight a legal battle to gain access to the military rocket launch market, it remains in doubt whether the company’s commercial business model can coexist with the Pentagon’s highly regulated procurement system.
The U.S. Navy’s first Virginia-class attack submarine to be built with a redesigned bow has departed on its second ocean voyage for an extended set of sea trials, shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat told IHS Jane’s Aug. 6.
Northrop Grumman has received an $89.7 million U.S. Air Force contract option for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node system.
Kamov have revealed details of their new Ka-175 vertical takeoff and landing reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial vehicle, which could make its maiden flight within a year.
During late July and early August Brazil received two high-ranking delegations from southern African states as the country is seeking to increase its defense contacts in Africa.
Congress may have sworn off earmarks, but lawmakers still managed to tuck into latest versions of the defense spending bill dozens of pet projects that have only tenuous connections to national security.
Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., claimed victory Aug. 7 after the National Guard announced it would be pulling out of its sponsorship of NASCAR.
The relationship between the U.S. Air Force and Congress has been strained for several years, but budget documents show the four major defense committees are at least willing to consider most of the service’s funding priorities.