Category: Business

Hospital ship USNS Comfort arrives in Costa Rica

July 22 (UPI) — The USNS Comfort, a hospital ship on a mission of serving refugees from Venezuela and Nicaragua, arrived in Punterenas, Costa Rica. The U.S. Navy...

China tested new anti-ballistic missile in South China Sea, U.S. admiral says

July 19 (UPI) — China demonstrated a new anti-ship ballistic missiles, with nuclear capabilities, last month, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief said. Adm. Philip...

Lockheed Martin gets $22.5M contract for Aegis upgrades

July 19 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin was awarded a $22.5 million modification to a prior contract Thursday for integration and delivery of the Aegis Baseline 9 weapons...

U.S. Defense Department considers buying Israeli-made drones

July 19 (UPI) — An Israeli-made anti-tank drone is under consideration for purchase by the U.S. Defense Department. The Defense Department is seeking the approval...

Pentagon: 2,100 more troops headed to U.S.-Mexico border in Texas

July 18 (UPI) — An additional 2,100 troops, including 1,100 active-duty service members and 1,000 Texas National Guard soldiers, will be deployed to the...

U.S. Air Force calls for proposals to replace Minuteman III ICBMs

July 17 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force announced a request for proposals for its new intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program to replace the Minuteman...

Lockheed awarded $492.1M for HIMARS systems for U.S., Poland, Romania

July 16 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin was awarded a $492.1 million contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems M142 launchers and associated hardware for the...

U.S. Air Force opens cyber defense facility

Brig. Gen. Heath Collins, Fighters and Bombers program executive officer, and Joseph Bradley, Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems director (R), officially opened...

USAF’s Mountain Home AFB stays busy with F-35A fighter plane rotations

July 12 (UPI) — Idaho’s Mountain Home Air Force Base is now the location of the largest off-station operation of F-35 II fighter planes, the U.S. Air Force...

$600M helicopter sale to Greece approved by State Department

July 12 (UPI) — A $600 million sale of helicopters, with spare parts, training and other equipment, was approved by the State Department. The Defense Security...

United Arab Emirates pulls out of Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

July 12 (UPI) — Military forces of the United Arab Emirates have begun withdrawing from the conflict in Yemen, Emirati officials said, leaving Saudi Arabia to...

First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base

July 11 (UPI) — Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico this year became the first military location with a refurbished weather radar system. Next Generation Weather...