Defense Industry

“Coincidence Number 395”: The N.R.A. Spent $30 Million to Elect Trump. Was It Russian Money?

Congressional Democrats, the F.B.I. and Robert Mueller want to know why Putin-tied oligarchs took such an interest in American gun ownership.<p>Saint Basil the Great clearly earned his nickname. The Turkish holy man was a scholar who aided victims of drought and who fought prostitution. Sadly, Basil’s …

Donald Trump

AI Is Making Hardware Sexy Again

Up until the late 80s and early 90s hardware was King: IBM,Intel, Texas Instruments were market leaders. Devices from Japanese corporations like Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic were everywhere. But the use cases of most of their devices didn’t evolve significantly as the tastes of consumers around the …

Artificial Intelligence

Eurosatory expo floor offers hope yet for teaming robots with manned vehicles

PARIS, France — Ideas for how robots and vehicles may team on the battlefield have long been abundant, but honing in on a real strategy to make …

Military

Senator: Turkey 'would allow the Russians to more easily evaluate' new NATO fighters

A bipartisan group of senators moved to block Turkey from acquiring cutting-edge U.S. stealth fighters in response to the NATO ally’s efforts to …

Lindsey Graham

Turkey vows ‘contribution to global peace’ as credible NATO ally, receives first F-35

Serkan Demirtaş - FORT WORTH, Texas<p>Turkey has vowed to continue its contribution to global peace and security as a credible NATO ally on the day it …

Aviation

Pentagon Pushes Counterintel For Industry As China Hacks Away

The USS Zumwalt in the drydock at Bath Iron Works in Maine.<p>CAPITOL HILL The Pentagon is kicking off a new effort to integrate counterintelligence and …

Intellectual Property

Decisions Looming On A&D Industry Breakups

It seems that few large corporations want to be a conglomerate anymore, and the time appears ripe for selling off.read more

Breakups

Why We Need a Congress that Cares About Foreign Policy

Shutterstock<p>The U.S. Congress has power over two very important things: money and information.<p>It can, in theory and practice, end a war by refusing …

Foreign Policy

Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Is the 'Greatest Risk We Face as a Civilization'

Appearing before a meeting of the National Governor’s Association on Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk described artificial intelligence as “the greatest …

Artificial Intelligence

R.I. antiwar protester Pat Fontes, 81, challenges Whitehouse for U.S. Senate

An anti-nuke, peace-loving octogenarian from Hopkinton is challenging Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in the Democratic primary, saying she decided to run …

Military Spending

As Trump pushes for separate space force, Russia moves fast the other way

MOSCOW — Since the USSR launched Sputnik in 1957, space has always been seen as a domain for potential conflict. The technology required to reach …

Russia

One of these 3 missiles could be the Army’s next interceptor to protect against indirect fires

PARIS, France — The U.S. Army has awarded three $2.6 million contracts in the first phase of a program to find a second interceptor to defend against …

Military

Germany’s fighter jet race could start dropping bidders this summer

COLOGNE, Germany ― A multibillion dollar program to replace the German military’s Tornado aircraft is nearing another round of decisions that could …

Military

Turkey gets first F-35 as Congress put pressure on Pentagon to stop future deliveries

WASHINGTON — Much like the other partners in the F-35 joint strike fighter program, Turkey on June 21 accepted its first F-35 in a festive ceremony …

Aviation

EU's European Defence Agency discusses American reaction to PESCO initiative

Jorge Domecq, the head of the EU’s European Defence Agency, recently said he belives non EU countries would have to meet high standards to its …

Defense Industry

Turkey breaks chain of US dependence with domestic defense industry

Veiled embargos failed as Turkey began to domestically produce its own weapons and systems, breaking the chains of dependence on foreign …

Military

Don't Turn The Turkish Army Into A Political Tool

As Turkey once again spirals toward authoritarianism, the June 24 election could be a turning point in relations between soldiers and civilians — a …

Foreign Policy

Ex-Airbus boss urges UK-French defense industry ties after Brexit

© Reuters. Airbus COO President Fabrice Bregier attends news conference before Airbus delivers the first A350-1000 to Qatar Airways, in Blagnac<p>PARIS …

Stock Markets

Defense contractors shouldn't be in the childcare business. Must that be said?

The news that the Trump administration is aggressively pursuing policies separating undocumented migrant children from parents has caused a groundswell of justified revulsion. Congressional Democrats are attempting to introduce legislation curtailing the practice, and a variety of figures – …

Immigration

House And Senate Democrats Vote Overwhelmingly For $716 Billion Military Budget

Last year, congressional Democrats did what might seem like a surprise, given public posturing, and voted overwhelmingly for the massive defense authorization: 60% in the House and 89% in the Senate.<p>This year, things are a little different Democrats still fell over themselves to support an even …

Military Spending

State official sees cautious optimism for Afghanistan after ceasefire

WASHINGTON — The U.S. remains unwilling to hold direct talks with the Taliban, but the prospects for peace have risen since the recent start of a …

Afghanistan

Azerbaijan's Acquisitions of New Missile Systems From Belarus and Israel: The Domestic and Regional Context

On June 11, Azerbaijan unveiled its newly-acquired Polonez multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS, with a range of 300 kilometers) and LORA ballistic …

Russia

Keep Ships Longer To Boost Fleet Size: 355 Ships By 2035

WASHINGTON: The Navy can cut 20 years off the time to grow to its target of 355 ships, the service’s chief shipbuilder said today, if it invests more …

Military

Is The Boeing (BA) Outperforming Other Aerospace Stocks This Year?

For those looking to find strong Aerospace stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Has The …

Investing

Raytheon CEO: Trump effect is real for defense spending

Raytheon Chairman and CEO Tom Kennedy speaks with CNBC's Morgan Brennan about the business impact of trade worries, the state of the defense industry …

Military Spending

Army Modernization Needs Experimental Force

The Army says it’s learned its lessons from more than two decades of failed acquisition. Its Big Six will work. The service will build the weapons it …

Military

Women in Defense Greater Boston Chapter Elects its Inaugural Board of Directors

BOSTON, June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Greater Boston Chapter of Women in Defense (WID-GBC) today announced its first board of directors. Formed in October 2017, the WID-GBC will promote networking, collaboration, and mentorship among local women in the defense industry. Fifty women leaders …

New England

US Chamber of Commerce wants Trump to put America’s defense industry first

WASHINGTON — America’s biggest business lobby wants the Trump administration put the American defense industry first and require the Pentagon to …

Chamber of Commerce

What’s next for the Navy in space?

All five of the Navy’s next-generation, narrowband satellites, which provide communications services to ships on the move, are now on orbit. The …

Military

There's no better example of Trump's trade fight with China than Lockheed Martin's crown jewel

As the world's largest economies threaten tit-for-tat tariffs, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro tore into Chinese trade practices aimed at …

Aviation