Category: Business

BAE nabs $104.7M for support on Navy, Coast Guard vessels

Nov. 19 (UPI) — BAE Systems Technology has landed a $104.7 million contract with the U.S. Navy to provide engineering and technical services aboard Navy and Coast...

U.S. begins production on combatant ship for Saudi Arabia

Nov. 19 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy began production last month on a multi-mission surface combatant ship for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A “cut steel”...

U.S. Army chooses FLIR’s Kobra heavy robot vehicle

Nov. 18 (UPI) — The U.S. Army announced it has chosen the Kobra robot made by FLIR Systems Inc. for the heavy version of its Common Robotic System. The...

Exporter: Russian foreign military sales on pace to hit $13.7B despite U.S. sanctions

Nov. 18 (UPI) — Despite U.S. sanctions, Russian arms sales are on pace to match 2018’s export revenue of about $13.7 billion, the head of Russia’s...

HMS Prince of Wales, Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, arrives in port after trials

Nov. 18 (UPI) — The HMS Prince of Wales, Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, arrived at its home port of Portsmouth, England, for the first time. The $4...

Israel’s Blue Flag exercises, a meeting of F-35 fighter planes, completed

Nov. 18 (UPI) — Israel’s two-week Blue Flag exercise, involving five countries and fifth-generation fighter planes, ended successfully on Monday at the Ovda...

U.S., South Korea postpone joint air exercises for diplomacy

BANKOK, Nov. 17 (UPI) — South Korea and the United States decided to put off their wintertime combined air exercises to support diplomacy with North Korea, the two...

EU adopts 13 new projects under PESCO defense-cooperation program

Nov. 14 (UPI) — The European Union this week announced it has adopted 13 new projects under its defense-cooperation scheme, bringing the total number of...

Roll-Royce nabs $1.2B contract for V-22 engine sustainment

Nov. 15 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has awarded Rolls-Royce with a $1.2 billion contract to provide sustainment support for the V-22 AE1107C aircraft engine. The deal,...

Raytheon nabs $209.6M contract to upgrade parts on Aegis Weapon System

Nov. 15 (UPI) — Raytheon has received a Navy contract to upgrade or replace national item identification numbered parts within two major subsystems of the Aegis...

Esper: U.S. will keep 500 to 600 troops on the ground in Syria

Nov. 14 (UPI) — Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has confirmed that the United States plans to keep 500 to 600 troops on the ground in Syria and that the U.S. would...

Congress, Pentagon to hold off on multiyear F-35 contract

Nov. 14 (UPI) — The Department of Defense has promised “significant progress” on the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter, after hearing from...