3M agrees to pay $6B to settle earplug lawsuits
The agreement announced by the Minnesota company on Aug. 29 marks a resolution to one of the largest mass torts in U.S. history.
US, allies seek long-term aid for Ukraine to show West’s resolve
The pledges have been made, but weapons shortages and domestic political pressures are hampering the Western efforts.
Democratic congressman introduces legislation to end Pentagon to defense contractor pipeline
Department of Defense Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act would prevent defense contractors from poaching senior Defense Department officials.
SAIC wins $574 million contract to maintain Space Force radar sites
The seven-year contract is for maintenance and sustainment services for missile warning and space surveillance radars.
3 US aerospace primes actively facing off for Navyís next-gen strike fighter, F/A-XX
The Navy confirms Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are officially vying for the right to build its next-gen fighter.
Netherlands doubles order of MQ-9 Reaper drones, plans to arm them
The Netherlands is set to receive four additional MQ-9 Reaper drones that will carry guided bombs and missiles.
Air Force expanding number of bases in Pacific over next decade
But the exact number depends on how much money the service gets in the future.
Four-star panel to weigh in on Pentagon’s rapid experiment projects
A panel of military leaders will convene this fall to decide which of the Pentagon’s joint, rapid experimentation projects should transition to the field, according to U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu.
Air Force, Army collaborate on air defense that’s smaller and cheaper for the Indo-Pacific
The Department of Defense and the armed services are focused and cooperating like never before on the logistical challenges of operating in the Pacific-exemplified by how the Army and Air Force are working together on air defense, Air Force officials said Aug. 29.
Deadline nears for recent combat vets to secure free VA health care
The provision is another benefit included in the PACT Act signed into law last summer.
Hurricane Idalia threat prompts VA to move patients, warn other vets
In advance of Hurricane Idalia’s expected landfall in Florida this week, Veterans Affairs officials on Aug. 29 began moving some veteran patients out of potentially impacted areas and sent warnings to tens of thousands more about the likely impact on VA services in coming days.