| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:22 AM
An 18-story rocket carrying a $518-million military weather satellite was launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday, extending the life of a program that began in the early 1960s.
The 7:46 a.m. PDT blastoff was the first of the year...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:58 PM
With protracted federal budget cuts at the Pentagon and NASA on the horizon, aerospace companies across the nation are choosing to combine forces as they vie for fewer dollars and brace for the tough times ahead.
In the first quarter of this year, there...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Aerospace giant Boeing Co., which for years has been cutting its workforce in Southern California, announced that it plans to increase its engineering workforce in Long Beach and Seal Beach by 1,000 positions over the next two years.
It is a...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Wearing a nitrogen-powered jet pack, Dale Gardner stepped from the space shuttle, alone and untethered, 224 miles above Earth.
Armed with a 5-foot probe called a stinger, Gardner drifted toward a wayward satellite, the Westar 6, which was spinning...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. signed an agreement with Monrovia drone maker AeroVironment Inc. to pursue opportunities together in unmanned aircraft development.
The deal was announced late Thursday at the Defense Expo in India and centered on...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Major U.S. weapon makers watched their shares tick upward in trading Monday after the announcement of the Pentagon’s budget plan.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined details on the fiscal 2015 budget request, which shielded large, big-ticket...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:23 PM
A fleet of navy ships and advanced search aircraft from 26 nations have been scouring vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, looking for seat cushions, door panels or aluminum that might help solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:10 PM
About 150 employees at rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne in Canoga Park were told Wednesday that they would be laid off as part of a companywide reduction that the company says is related to last year's merger.
Aerojet Rocketdyne was created by the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:42 PM
The Navy is adding another advanced submarine-hunting aircraft to its effort to find debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
A second P-8 Poseidon will replace an older P-3 Orion in the 30,000-square-mile search area in the rough waters of the...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:34 PM
This year's winter weather is a mere dusting compared to the winter storm that college students are grappling with this weekend at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Eight teams of students are fending off a massive cyber attack...