Navy engineer, wife sentenced in submarine spy case
A Navy engineer and his wife have been given lengthy prison terms for a plot to sell secrets about nuclear submarines.
Russia says it’s withdrawing troops from key Ukrainian city
Russia’s military announced it’s withdrawing from Kherson, but Ukrainian authorities cautioned against considering the retreat a done deal.
US Air Force seeks industry input on Cloud One successor contract
The Department of the Air Force is seeking industry feedback as it prepares a follow-up arrangement for its landmark Cloud One program.
Air Force orders 2 more new E-11A BACN aircraft systems, making 5
The Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to outfit two more E-11A Bombardier business jets with the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system. The service already operates three such aircraft, which are used to improve tactical communications for Joint and coalition forces.
Canada buys 39 General Dynamics vehicles, eyes anti-tank weapons
The Canadian military has ordered 39 additional light-armored vehicles from General Dynamics for $165 million as it aims to replace equipment it donated to Ukraine earlier this year, according to a spokesman with the National Defence Department.
Bahrain to receive first batch of Block 70 F-16s in early 2024
The Royal Bahraini Air Force will receive its first batch of four F-16 Block 70 aircraft by the first half of 2024, following a COVID-19-related delay, commander of the air force Maj. Gen. Shaikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Khalifah told Breaking Defense.
Naval firms court Greece for ship-upgrade work
On the first day of the biennial Euronaval trade conference here last month, France’s new defense minister Sebastien Lecornu made sure to meet with Greece’s vice defense minister, Nikolaus Hardalias, at the Hellenic pavilion.
Air Force investigating damaged B-52 bomber after midair bird strike
An Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber was recently damaged in a skirmish along the northern U.S. border with foes a fraction of its size: birds.
Three-year-old LCS Wichita suffers propulsion plant casualty
The littoral combat ship Wichita suffered a problem in its propulsion plant last month as the ship was on its way home from deployment.
Mechanics may have accidentally forced the Air Force to ground more than 100 C-130s
A longtime practice by Air Force mechanics is likely the reason propeller blades on C-130 Hercules have cracked, leading to more than 100 of the aircraft being grounded in late September.
Veterans Day freebies await, from doughnuts to gym memberships
Every dollar — and every gesture of appreciation — counts for veterans.
After election wins, the number of vets in Congress is going up
The number of veterans elected to Congress will increase next session, only the third time that has happened in the past five decades.
IAVA CEO to step down from leadership role
Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, will step down from his role leading the organization in coming months, group officials announced on Nov. 8.
VA needs to train employees on abortion rules to provide proper care and safety, House Democrats say
The Department of Veterans Affairs should train all employees in implementing the agency’s new abortion guidelines to ensure female veterans are provided proper health care and safety, according to a new report from Democrats on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.