The U.S. Air Force’s top officer cautioned against an “alarmist” reaction to last month’s F-35 engine fire that resulted in a temporary fleet-wide grounding of the fighter jet.
A longtime defense analyst and critic of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program says taxpayers next year will pay between $148 million and $337 million per jet, depending on the model.
Escalating threats in the Mideast and Europe have yet to impact on the nation’s intent to shift forces to the Pacific, Adm. Samuel Locklear said Tuesday.
The surprise disclosure of a wiring flaw on the Air Force’s new KC-46A refueling tanker made by Boeing Co. may not be the end of the program’s development challenges.
The Corps needs 38 amphibious assault ships for crisis-response missions around the world but the sea service will likely have to settle for 33.
ULA’s dependence on Russian rocket engines seems to put the joint venture at risk as sanctions against Russian companies intensify.
The costly Iron Dome missile defense system is proving its worth and the need for laser missile defense systems.
The Chinese sent an electronic surveillance ship to the edge of the region of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.
The U.S. subsidiary of the British defense giant BAE Systems Plc expects the Army to begin buying its guidance kits to convert unguided rockets into “smart” heat-seeking missiles.
All four Congressional defense committees have aligned to support an increase in Tomahawk missile production in 2015 and beyond.
Airbus Defense and Space is preparing for a massive increase in production of A400M strategic and tactical military airlifter.
The British Royal Air Force plans to finish upgrades to as many as 59 Tornado aircraft by 2016.
BAE wants to challenge Lockheed in competitions to upgrade F-16s in Asia, Europe and especially the Middle East — a slice of the global defense market estimated at $10 billion over the next decade.
The U.S. Air Force’s top civilian said she wants $100 million in funding this year to hold a rocket launch competition.
The Pentagon announced it has lifted the fleet-wide grounding of the F-35, dramatically raising hopes that the fifth-generation stealth fighter will make its international debut this week at the Farnborough International Air Show.