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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he wanted deeper defence ties with the United States and Australia to ensure peace throughout the Asia-Pacific region, in remarks likely to irk Beijing. Abe outlined his vision for expanded military cooperation ahead of this weekend's Group of 20 leaders' summit, which…

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The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $306 million contract to continue logistics and sustainment services on the high altitude, long endurance (HALE) RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted autonomous unmanned aircraft intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) system. This contract comes on the heels of Global Hawk winning…

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NASA’s new Orion spacecraft now is at its launch pad after completing its penultimate journey in the early hours Wednesday. It arrived at Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:07 a.m. EST, where the spacecraft then was lifted onto a United Launch Alliance…

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UTC Aerospace Systems signed a Letter of Intent today with AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Company of China to provide Air Management Systems, including air conditioning pneumatic and cabin pressure control systems, for AVIC Xi'an Aircraft's new MA700 regional turboprop aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. "We…

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Boeing has successfully mated two 702SP (small platform) satellites in a stacked configuration in preparation for the first-ever conjoined satellite launch. The milestone is a significant step towards the early 2015 launch of the satellites ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B, the first-ever all-electric propulsion satellites scheduled to enter service.…

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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, ("Elbit Systems of America") was awarded a five-year, firm-fixed price contract valued at approximately $29 million by the United States Air Force (USAF) for logistics support of the USAF's F-16 head-up display (HUD) electric module…

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Lockheed Martin received a $40.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits. The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2014 funding and the eighth award under the five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Deliveries will begin…

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The new CM-708UNA submarine-launched cruise missile made its debut at Airshow China in Zhuhai, in the southern province of Guangdong near Hong Kong, on Tuesday. The 128-kilometer range missile is the product of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), which also makes unmanned aerial vehicles and land-attack/anti-ship cruise…

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CACI International Inc announced today it has been awarded a $32.5 million contract to support the development of specialized technologies for the U.S. Army's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). This two-year (one base plus one option year) contract was awarded under the Rapid Response - Third Generation (R23G)…

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AAR announces it has been selected by AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center) LLC,the Abu Dhabi-based Joint Venture between Mubadala Development Company, Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, to support in the design, outfitting and integration of key areas of AMMROC’s state-of-the-art facility in Al Ain, UAE. The new facility…