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  • U.S. military wants to create 'Iron Man suit'

    WASHINGTON — Army Capt. Brian Dowling was leading his Special Forces team through a steep mountain pass in eastern Afghanistan when insurgents ambushed his patrol, leaving two of his soldiers pinned down with life-threatening wounds.
  • Raytheon says CEO will step down in March and names replacement

    Raytheon says CEO will step down in March and names replacement
    Defense contractor Raytheon Co. announced Chief Executive William H. Swanson will step down in March and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Thomas A. Kennedy. Swanson, who turns 65 in February, has served as the company’s CEO since 2003....

    Britain to stop building warships in England, keep Scotland shipyard

    Britain to stop building warships in England, keep Scotland shipyard
    LONDON — Britain, once the world’s mightiest seafaring power, announced Wednesday that it will shut down the last naval shipyard in England, eliminating nearly 1,000 jobs and closing a chapter of history stretching back hundreds of years....

    Portsmouth, England, bemoans loss of shipbuilding identity

    Portsmouth, England, bemoans loss of shipbuilding identity
    PORTSMOUTH, England — Back when Britannia ruled the waves, few places contributed more to the domination and expansion of the British Empire than this seaside city. Its dockyard, reputedly the world's largest industrial site at the dawn of the...

    U.S. Navy to test laser weapon aboard ship in Persian Gulf

    U.S. Navy to test laser weapon aboard ship in Persian Gulf
    The Navy plans to install a laser weapon prototype on a ship this summer for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf. The technology, called the Laser Weapon System, will be the first of its kind to be deployed, the Navy said. The idea is that the laser...