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Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards Announced

Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards Announced

Today, contract modifications were issued to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2014 Littoral Combat Ships each. These are the seventh […]


Brazil to build own aircraft carrier: defense minister

Brazil to build own aircraft carrier: defense minister

Brazil is planning to build its first aircraft carrier to replace its aging only model as part of a steady upgrade to its armed forces, Defense Minister Celso Amorim said Tuesday. In recent years Brazil has purchased submarines, helicopters and […]


Excalibur Prototype Extends Reach of High-Energy Lasers

Excalibur Prototype Extends Reach of High-Energy Lasers

High-energy lasers (HEL) have the potential to benefit a variety of military missions, particularly as weapons or as high-bandwidth communications devices. However, the massive size, weight and power requirements (SWaP) of legacy laser systems limit their use on many military […]


Egypt’s Sisi in UAE for joint military exercises

Egypt’s Sisi in UAE for joint military exercises

Egyptian military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates, a strong supporter of his July ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Field Marshal Sisi, who is Egypt’s defence minister and deputy premier, traveled to the UAE […]


Israel drone crashes in Gaza

Israel drone crashes in Gaza

An unmanned aircraft of the sort Israel uses for surveillance and missile strikes in Gaza crashed in the south of the territory early on Tuesday, sources on both sides said. “A Sky Rider drone crashed in the southern Gaza Strip […]


Lockheed Martin Resume Transition of US Nuclear Facility Management

Lockheed Martin Resume Transition of US Nuclear Facility Management

Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) will resume its transition to manage and operate the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., effective immediately. CNS, which includes Bechtel National, […]


For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

The US military faces a chronic shortage of surveillance aircraft in Africa needed to track extremists on the continent, particularly in the Sahel region, a top general said Thursday. Only seven percent of the military’s requirements for reconnaissance and surveillance […]


Russia warns could halt foreign arms checks

Russia warns could halt foreign arms checks

Russia is considering halting foreign inspections of its strategic weapons arsenal, including nuclear-capable missiles, in response to “threats” from the West over the Ukraine crisis, the defence ministry said Saturday. “The unfounded threats towards Russia from the United States and […]


France says warship deal with Russia still alive

France says warship deal with Russia still alive

French President Francois Hollande said a controversial sale of two state-of-the art warships by France to Russia was still on course despite Moscow’s widely opposed stand over Crimea. The 2011 sale of the Mistral warships, worth one billion euros ($1.4 […]


 
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