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FAA Appeals Commercial Drone Ruling, Cites Safety Concerns

Yesterday, a National Transportation Safety Board judge ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration could not fine anybody for using small, hobby-plane-sized commercial drones use because it hadn’t made any legally binding rules against them. That went against everything the FAA had ever claimed …

Lockheed Martin Lands $822.5 Million in Defense Contracts Friday

The Department of Defense announced 12 new defense contracts Friday, worth $1.07 billion combined. <b>Lockheed Martin</b> , the nation's largest pure-play …

Lockheed Martin Faces a Devastating Blow to Its Littoral Combat Ship

<b>Lockheed Martin</b> is no stranger to cost overruns, and extensive delays -- just look at its F-35 for more than one example. However, Lockheed's latest …

Boeing Says It Will Inspect 40 Undelivered Dreamliners For Cracks

The company was told by one of its suppliers, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, that a change in its manufacturing process may have led to the cracks, on the wing rib in the planes.<p>Upon inspection, Boeing did find cracks on some jets, a spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal.<p>"We are confident that …

The Pentagon Has A Team Studying The Body Language Of World Leaders To Predict Their Behavior

The project, previously conducted under the State Department, is now backed by the Defense Department's Office of Net Assessment. Putin's psychological profile was last updated in 2012, a Pentagon official said.<p>Advocates of such studies argue that it could help US officials anticipate the Russian …

This One Video Shows Why The A-10 Is Loved By US Troops — And Totally Feared By The Enemy

First introduced in 1977, the plane was designed for close air support and is extremely tough — able to withstand small arms fire from the ground while supporting the infantry with its Maverick missiles and massive 30mm Gatling gun.<p>"There's something about 30 mm [high-explosive rounds] being fired …