U.S. Department of Defense

North Korea: Country and Military by the Numbers

Less than two weeks ago, the government of North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido before falling into the ocean. Last week the ...
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Boeing Faces Delivery Challenge on Air Force Tanker Program

The new U.S. Air Force refueling tanker Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is building has run into another problem that threatens the company's ability to meet its delivery schedule of 18 ...
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Air Force Contract for New Training Jet in Jeopardy

The U.S. Air Force plans to announce the winner of a contract to build a new training jet, dubbed the T-X, by the end of this year. However, funding for ...
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Where Boeing Might Look to Meet Challenges From Acquisitive Competitors

The aerospace and defense sector has coughed up a couple of giant mergers in the past few weeks: United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is paying $23 billion in cash and ...
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Defense Contracts Go to Boeing, Northrop to Begin $1.5 Trillion Upgrade to US Nuclear Arsenal

The U.S. Air Force on Monday awarded one contract valued at $349 million to Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and another valued at $329 million to Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) ...
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Amazon: The Devil You Know and the Devil You Don’t

The well-established disruption Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has caused in the brick-and-mortar retail business is spreading. And the fear of Amazon is spreading in sectors as varied as real estate ...
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US Navy Preps for Drone Refueling Competition

In 2015, the U.S. Navy ended its test unmanned combat air system demonstration (UCAS-D) program and two prototype X-47Bs built by Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) went into storage in ...
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US Army Orders Troops to Stop Using Chinese-Made Drones

The U.S. Army has ordered its troops immediately to stop using drones made by China's Da-Jiang Innovations Science & Technology, better known as DJI. The company manufactures the world's most ...
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US Air Force Finds Way to Lower Cost of Air Force One

The U.S. Air Force and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) have come up with a way to lower the cost of a new fleet of Air Force One presidential jets. Instead ...
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Lockheed Martin Gets $3.7 Billion Payday on F-35s

After markets closed on Friday, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) was awarded an interim payment of $3.7 billion for 50 of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. The planes are part ...
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How THAAD Missile Defense Applies in South Korea: Stats, Costs, Backing, Controversy

When nations are confronted with military threats and when diplomatic solutions are elusive, there are two primary military options. One is to be offensive, by overwhelming your enemy with violence ...
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The Defense Industry Also Showed Up at the Paris Air Show

While the biennial Paris Air Show was dominated this year by news of commercial airplane sales by Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Airbus, most of the major U.S. defense contractors ...
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Glock Protest Denied; Sig Sauer Will Make Army’s New Handgun

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday rejected a protest from gunmaker Glock seeking to overturn the U.S. Army's award of a 10-year, $580 million contract for its new ...
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Boeing¬†Delivers First 737-8, Updates KC-46A Status, Says Will Build Training Jets in St. Louis

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced Tuesday afternoon that it had delivered its first 737 MAX 8 (737-8) to Malindo Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's Lion Air. This is the first ...
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Half of Americans Believe Russia Now More Dangerous Than Ever

A recent survey by endpoint security platform provider Endgame showed that more than half (51%) of Americans think that Russia is more dangerous now than it was during the 40-year ...
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