Defense

Inside the Pentagon’s Game of Musical Chairs

Richard V. Spencer is the year’s third acting defense secretary — but there are a lot more moving pieces than that.

Defense

Sexual Assault Allegation Surfaces About Nominee for Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman

Cleared by Air Force investigators, Gen. Hyten may yet face questions during his Senate confirmation process.

Defense

Brand New Marine One Helicopter To Make Debut at Trump's July 4th Parade

Other aircraft slated to fly over include the B-2 stealth bomber, F-22 Raptor and Air Force One.

Defense

Lawmaker: Human Problem at Pentagon Worse than Tech Problem

Rep. Jim Cooper says Congress shouldn’t accept a government topped by acting political appointees.

Defense

USAF to Demo New Airborne Mesh Network for Latin American Militaries

The technology is being showcased at a meeting of regional air chiefs this week.

Defense

Boeing Tankers Still Have Debris; Fix is ‘Months, Maybe Longer’ Away

But the Air Force is once again accepting aircraft so that new inspection processes can be brought to bear, acquisition chief Roper says.

Defense

Pentagon Gives Turkey a Deadline to Cancel S-400 Deal or Lose F-35

By July 31, says the ASecDef, Ankara must choose between the Russian S-400 or the U.S.-led JSF.

Oversight

Lawmakers Want the Final Say on Air Force One Paint Job

A House panel has drafted legislation that would require congressional approval if Trump wants to change the Kennedy-era livery.

Defense

Space Force Clears Senate Committee After House Attempt to Stall

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s legislation “greatly increases the odds that we end up with some sort of a Space Force,” one expert says.

Defense

House Panel Rejects Space Force

The Pentagon’s arguments are unconvincing, a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee says.

Defense

U.S., Poland to Discuss Potential F-35 Sale, Air Force Secretary Says

Warsaw’s eagerness to buy the Joint Strike Fighter came up during Heather Wilson’s April visit to Poland.

Management

Pentagon ‘Matchmakers’ Aim to Keep U.S. Tech Firms from Taking Chinese Money

Defense officials hope to protect cutting-edge technologies by getting innovative firms funded by U.S.-friendly investors.

Defense

Trump Taps Shanahan To Lead Defense, Ending Months of Speculation

The nomination marks the beginning of the end of the tenure of the longest-serving acting defense secretary.

Defense

CBO: Space Force Could Cost $3B Up Front, $1.3B Annually

The new independent analysis comes as lawmakers weigh the creation of a new branch of the military.

Defense

Price Drop: Lockheed Pitches $80M F-35A to Pentagon

That’s the cheapest price yet for the Air Force version of the fifth-generation jet.

Defense

Don’t Expect the Military’s Next Fighter to Be Joint

While the Navy’s and Air Force’s next tactical jet might share some capabilities, a Navy official says, they won’t share an airframe.

Defense

Robots and Lasers Are Bringing Shipbuilding into the Digital Age

Even decades-old aircraft carriers are being mapped onto digital models at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Management

Here's the U.S. Navy’s Drone Tanker, on the Road

A test prototype of Boeing’s MQ-25 carrier-based refueling aircraft gets a ride to its test airfield.

Management

Lockheed, Frustrated with US Air Force, Eyes Foreign F-35 Sales

The service’s proposed purchase of Boeing F-15s has the company increasing its sales efforts on Capitol Hill, and elsewhere.