| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Despite lower overall revenue, defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. easily topped Wall Street's profit expectations in the first quarter, the company said Tuesday.
The nation's largest defense contractor earned $933 million, or $2.87 a share, in the...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 8:31 AM
WASHINGTON — The last time the Pentagon tried to upgrade the president's coolest ride — the fleet of helicopters that drop him at his doorstep on the South Lawn of the White House — it didn't go well. Costs doubled. Delays sparked...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:17 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani fighter jets bombed suspected militant hideouts in the tribal areas of North Waziristan and Khyber Agency early Thursday, killing at least 35 people, news agencies reported.
The raids occurred after a government...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:24 PM
BEIRUT—Israeli warplanes struck targets late Monday near the Lebanese-Syrian border, according to news and official accounts, but there were conflicting reports about whether the areas hit were on Syrian or Lebanese soil.
The official Lebanese...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Workers at Northrop Grumman Corp.'s 1-million-square-foot El Segundo facility on Aviation Boulevard have been cranking out fuselage sections for the Navy's F/A-18 fighter jet for decades.
But now, the end may be near.
Since entering service in 1983,...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration called for a halt in reducing military spending, arguing that further cuts would result in a significantly smaller Army and Marine Corps, the mothballing of airplanes and an aircraft carrier, and the purchase of...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The Maryland Air National Guard is set to lose its attack aircraft but should be getting its airlift capability back, officials said Tuesday.
The Air Force is planning to give the state eight C-130J Super Hercules turboprops, the cargo planes that...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 9:17 AM
BEIJING -- Upping the gamesmanship with Japan over disputed East China Sea waters, China said Saturday it had established an air defense identification zone that would allow its military to take “emergency defensive measures” against...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:05 PM
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane nicknamed the "Warthog," is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list.
Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling gun the size of a Volkswagen Beetle in its nose,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:54 PM
In an escalation of the standoff over islands in the East China Sea, the Chinese Defense Ministry said Friday that it had scrambled two fighter jets to identify U.S. and Japanese planes flying through claimed airspace without notice.
It was the...