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Pentagon to form new group to investigate UFOs

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The United States Department of Defense late on Tuesday said it will establish a new group to investigate reports on the presence of UFOs in restricted...

Pentagon picks Northrop, Lockheed, Raytheon to develop hypersonic defense

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The Pentagon on Friday said it selected Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to research and develop a missile system that would be able...

Pentagon chief tells French counterpart US supports Sahel mission

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France has Washington's continued support for counterterrorism efforts in Africa's Sahel region, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told his French counterpart in a phone...

US successfully flight tests Raytheon hypersonic weapon – Pentagon

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The United States has tested an air-breathing hypersonic weapon capable of speeds faster than five times the speed of sound, marking the first successful...

Pentagon bracing for more attacks after troops killed at Kabul airport

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American forces in Kabul were bracing for more Islamic State attacks while winding up their evacuation mission, US officials said, as the number of...

Pentagon warns Taliban on failure to meet commitments on violence, terrorism

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The Biden administration believes it is hard to see a way forward for a negotiated settlement with the Taliban unless the militant group meets...

Pentagon report on civilian killings

US military operations killed 130 civilians and injured 91 in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia last year, according to a Pentagon report seen by...

Pentagon eyes rare earth supplies in Africa in push away from...

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The U.S. Department of Defense has held talks with Malawi’s Mkango Resources Ltd and other rare earth miners across the globe about their supplies...

Pentagon restriction on geolocation features

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The US military is prohibiting deployed personnel from using geolocation features on smartphones, fitness trackers and other devices because they could create...

Pentagon reviewing security after fitness apps show locations

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of security protocols, officials say, after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement...

Pentagon buried study that found $125 billion in wasteful spending

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A Defense Department study that proposed cutting $125 billion (98 billion pounds) in administrative waste from the Pentagon budget was buried amid...

2016 aerospace and defence industry trends

Defence contractors can pick from three strategic options in their battle against technology firms, tight budgets and uncertain military needs.The aerospace and defence (A&D)...

2016 aerospace and defence industry trends

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The aerospace and defence (A&D) industry finds itself in an increasingly challenging predicament. In recent years, military spending globally has been under immense pressure;...

U.S. Air Force declares first squadron of F-35 jets combat-ready

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The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday declared an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35A fighter jets ready for combat, marking a...

U.S. military restricts travel to West Africa, notes recent attacks

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The Pentagon on Wednesday restricted U.S. service members' travel to five West African countries, citing recent militant attacks in the region, U.S....

Pentagon says captured Islamic State chemical weapons chief in February

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The Pentagon said on Thursday it captured the Islamic State's chemical weapons chief in Iraq during an operation in February. The capture of...

Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

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The U.S. military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, along...

U.S.-led air strikes have hit 3,222 Islamic State targets – Pentagon

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U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria have damaged or destroyed 3,222 targets since August, including 58 tanks,...

Technology gap closing, top us military acquisitions official warns

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The technological dominance enjoyed by the U.S. military force that fought the first Gulf War a quarter century ago is threatened today,...

U.S. military specialists in Liberia to conduct Ebola testing – general

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About two dozen U.S. military specialists in Liberia might test laboratory samples for Ebola, but most of the Pentagon's personnel deployed there...

U.S. ramps up Ebola troop deployments, total may near 4,000

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The Pentagon said on Friday it may send nearly 4,000 troops to West Africa to support America's response to the Ebola crisis,...

U.S. military to set up field hospital in Ebola-stricken Liberia

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The Pentagon will send a 25-bed field hospital to Liberia to help provide medical care for health workers trying to contain the...

Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’ – Pentagon

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The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that...

KBR gets $56 million contract for Camp Lemonnier support

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The Pentagon has awarded Kellog Brown and Root (KBR) a $56.56 million contract for base operation support services at Camp Lemonnier in...

U.S. sending 175 Marines to Romania as part of Africa crisis...

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The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was bolstering the size of its Europe-based African crisis response force to 675 Marines, sending 175...

Budget cuts to slash US Army to smallest since pre-World War...

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The Pentagon said on Monday it would shrink the US Army to pre-World War II levels, eliminate the popular A-10 aircraft and...

Injured Indian fishermen seek compensation from Pentagon after shooting

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Three Indian fishermen injured when a U.S. naval ship fired on their boat off the United Arab Emirates in 2012 are launching...

Lockheed says paperwork adds to overhead costs

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Lockheed Martin Corp, the biggest US weapons maker, is pushing back against the Pentagon's demands for ever more cost data, saying the...

West winning in Afghanistan – Pentagon chief

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The United States and its allies are winning in Afghanistan, the U.S. defence chief said despite spreading violence, a resilient insurgency and...

US foreign arms sales reach US$34.8 billion

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Foreign sales of US weapons rose to US$34.8 billion in fiscal year 2011 and should hover around US$30 billion this year, the...

US defense firms blast Pentagon on contract changes

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Over 100 US aerospace and defense industry executives are urging Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to hold off on proposed changes to Pentagon...

US discloses new push for offensive cyber arms

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The Pentagon's advanced research arm, which played a key role in developing the Internet 40 years ago, said it will boost efforts...

Official: Troops in Central Africa for Months, Not Years

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About a hundred US troops being deployed to Central Africa will be there for months -- not years -- and only until...

Pentagon has paid US$1 trillion to fraudulent defence contractors – report

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Over the past decade fraudulent defence contracts have received more than US$1.1 trillion worth of contracts from the Pentagon, according to a...

US crafting framework for cyber offence – general

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The United States is still crafting a legal framework to guide any offensive moves in cyberspace, months after the Pentagon unveiled a...

US man charged in Pentagon, Capitol explosive plot

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US authorities arrested and charged a Massachusetts man with plotting to damage or destroy the Pentagon and US Capitol by using remote-controlled...

USS Cole bomb suspect could face death penalty

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A Saudi Arabian prisoner accused of plotting the deadly attack on the warship USS Cole in 2000 could be executed if he...

White House seeks more Pentagon budget cuts

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The White House is seeking an additional US$25 billion in long-term Pentagon budget cuts after deciding to exempt spending on programs for...

Haqqani network behind Afghan truck blast – Pentagon

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The Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network was behind a truck bombing that killed four Afghan civilians and wounded 77 US troops on the eve...

Boeing shrugs off concerns about tanker budget

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When Boeing Co bagged a US$30 billion Pentagon order for refueling tankers in February, skeptics said its budget for the program was...

US faces tough choices on defense budget

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Ten years after the United States embarked on a war against terrorism in the rubble of the September 11 attacks, the country...

Army fears further troop cuts in budget fight

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The head of the Army doesn't want the number of US soldiers to fall below the already reduced level of 520 000...

Arms firms in strategic bind over cuts

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Defence companies set to feel the spending ax under a recent US debt deal are making urgent reviews of their strategic options...

Reuters Summit-More cuts would hurt defense sector – Pentagon

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The US defence industry would face devastating consequences if Congress fails to find a solution for reducing US budget deficits by the...

F-35 called part of U.S. security infrastructure

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Lockheed Martin's multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon's costliest weapons program, is a critical part of U.S. security infrastructure and should...

US DOD promises to rein in contracting waste

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US Defense Department officials late Wednesday acknowledged "serious issues" behind a new report to Congress detailing up to US$60 billion in wasted...

Ten years after 9/11, wasteful Pentagon war contracting still under fire

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The Pentagon's use of no-bid contracts meant to field urgently needed war goods like counter-IED devices has tripled since 9/11, despite promises...

China on track for modern military by 2020: Pentagon

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China appears on track to forge a modern military by 2020, a rapid buildup that could be potentially destabilizing to the Asia-Pacific...

Lockheed F-35 test jets cleared to fly again

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Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 test fighter aircraft have been cleared for flight after a precautionary grounding, but early production models remain parked...

Pentagon cyber program to fund hacker innovation

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A hacker-turned-defence official, decrying the government's slowness to change, rolled out a new program that would enable the Pentagon to more quickly...