U.S. Department of Defense

Northrop Grumman investors are concerned that the federal government will slow spending on some defense programs to pay the expected high costs to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
Paul Ausick
Serious problems with the Lockheed F-35 fighter jet and the Boeing KC-46 refueling tanker continue to cause delivery delays and acceptance by the Air Force.
Paul Ausick
The U.S. Defense Department is ramping up spending on programs to develop missiles capable of speeds greater than 15,000 mph.
Paul Ausick
Defense stocks had a very good 2019, and military gear makers are expecting 2020 to be another solid year. Heightened tensions in the Middle East aren't hurting either.
Paul Ausick
2019 was a very good year for the top U.S. defense firms. Most posted double-digit share price gains and a wave of consolidation could push more gains in the year ahead.
Paul Ausick
The U.S. Army is seeking proposals to build a pilot plant in the United States to refine rare earth elements used in many weapons systems.
Paul Ausick
The fight over the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) pact is going to continue for quite some time.
Jon C. Ogg
It's one thing to have won the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract from the Department of Defense, but it's more important to consider how Microsoft might be able to use this over Amazon and AWS as the...
Jon C. Ogg
Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of its unmanned refueling tanker for the U.S. Navy and continues to work on both major and minor issues on its much-delayed KC-46 Air Force tanker.
Paul Ausick
U.S. Air Force Secretary Matthew Donovan today announced the new name of the services new training jet: the T-71 Red Hawk, a name with a history dating back to World War II.
Paul Ausick
The fiscal year 2020 Department of Defense budget request includes a more detailed accounting of the costs for the new Air Force One presidential aircraft program that is sharply higher than Trump...
Paul Ausick
Following a brief delay due to the firing of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, the Air Force today officially accepted delivery of Boeing's first new KC-46 tanker, about 18 months later than the...
Paul Ausick
The firing of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has delayed acceptance of Boeing's new KC-46 tanker beyond December 2018. Deliveries were originally set to begin in August 2017.
Paul Ausick
Lockheed Martin and Airbus have agreed to an alliance for the purpose of offering the Airbus A330 MRTT tanker/transport plane as an alternative to Boeing's much-delayed KC-46. There's a lot at stake.
Paul Ausick
U.S. weapons systems are vulnerable to a wide range of cyber attacks according to a new report from the GAO. The number of vulnerabilities rises as the systems become increasingly networked.
Paul Ausick