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United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and Boeing Co (BA.N), has won an $882 million contract to continue launching satellites for the U.S. Air Force with its Delta IV and Atlas V rockets, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The U.S. Defense Department said the contract covers…

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After months of wrangling, U.S. lawmakers unveiled a compromise version of the annual $612 billion defense authorization bill on Tuesday, but the measure includes funding provisions that anger Democrats and could prompt a veto by President Barack Obama. Only two Senate Democrats and one from the House of Representatives on…

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The India Ministry of Defence has finalized its order with Boeing [NYSE: BA] for production, training and support of Apache and Chinook helicopters that will greatly enhance India’s capabilities across a range of military and humanitarian missions. India will receive 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift…

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Highlighting the growing convergence of India, Japan and US interests in the Indo- Pacific region, the three nations underscored the importance of international law, peaceful settlement of disputes and freedom of navigation, including in the South China Sea. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, her Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and US…

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Raytheon Co on Monday said a new five-year contract it won from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help more than 100 civilian agencies manage their computer security could be worth $1 billion, a key win for the company. Raytheon said DHS selected it to be the prime contractor…

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Lithuania will purchase self-propelled howitzers from the German Army, the Lithuanian defense ministry announced on Monday. The Lithuanian Armed Forces will obtain 21, 155 mm howitzers that have been used by the German army. All in all, Lithuania will purchase 53 pieces of used military equipment, including howitzers for training,…

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State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) is setting up a Rs.500-crore defence systems integration complex in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh. Touted to be the largest of its kind facility in the country, the 900-acre complex at Palasamudram in the Rayalaseema region of the neighbouring state will help BEL to explore…

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BWX Technologies, Inc. announced the award of approximately $34.5 million in contracts to BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. from the U.S. Naval Reactors Program. The work funded by these contracts will support the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components for U.S. Navy submarines and aircraft carriers. BWXT is the sole…

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Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence Ltd has signed a strategic pact with UAE's Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC) to collaborate in the sector, especially in maintenance, repair and overhaul category. The two companies have agreed to jointly explore the opportunity for manufacturing and building capabilities in defence vehicles, aviation and associated…

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Poland is planning to purchase three submarines armed with cruise missiles by 2023 and the Defense Ministry is considering a joint procurement with other NATO member states, with Norway as a potential partner. "Poland and Norway share a joint interest, which is ensuring security and stability in the Baltic Sea,"…