U.S. Department of Defense

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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
A team from Boeing and Saab have won a $9.2 billion contract to build the U.S. Air Force's new training jet. The contract is the third Boeing win in less than a month.
United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, is expected to announce today that it has selected a rocket engine made by Blue Origin, a company owned by Jeff Bezos, to...
The U.S. Department of Defense has proposed a new payment process for defense contractors. The proposed change would lay-off more risk on the companies.
The U.S. Air Force has added 18 more KC-46A tankers to its Boeing order, raising the total to 52 out of a projected 179 through the life of the contract.
Boeing on Thursday was awarded a U.S. Navy contract to design and build the MQ-25 Stingray refueling drone for use on Navy carriers. The potential value of the contract is $13 billion according to...
A $10 billion, 10-year contract to provide secure cloud services to the U.S. Department of Defense is currently out for bids. Questions have been raised about the fairness of the process, and the...
SpaceX won its first contract to launch a military satellite into orbit using its Falcon Heavy rocket. The company beat United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, for...
The U.S. Air Force and Boeing have agreed that the first new KC-46A tanker will be delivered to the Air Force in October, some 15 months later than the originally scheduled delivery date. The...
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently awarded a 5-year, $45 million contract to provide cybersecurity services to some 600 U.S. dams. Its a start at protecting critical U.S. infrastructure, but is...
An overheating main bearing caused the Navy's newest aircraft carrier to return to port following a January incident. This is the latest in a long string of problems with the Navy's $13 billion baby.