The Obama administration has told Congress it won't complete approval for Bahrain to buy as many as 19 F-16 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin Corp. and upgrades for older ones for almost $4 billion until the Gulf ally demonstrates progress on human rights, according to people familiar with the issue.
The Pentagon will start a review next month of the U.S. Navy's costliest warship after resolving Navy objections to the inquiry aimed at determining why the aircraft carrier has faced years of delay. Frank Kendall, the under secretary of defense for acquisition, ordered the review of the $12.9 billion USS Gerald R.
The U.S. has approved the long-stalled sale of fighter jets by Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. to Persian Gulf allies in deals valued at as much as $20 billion, according to people familiar with the decision. The sales to Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait can go ahead unless they are rejected by the U.S.
The Pentagon's next test of its ground-based system to destroy missiles aimed at the U.S. is tentatively scheduled for the first quarter of 2017, providing the new president evidence of whether the troubled program could stop the nuclear weapons North Korea threatens to launch.
The Senate's two top defense policy lawmakers want the U.S. Navy to make additional major changes to the service's troubled $29 billion Littoral Combat Ship program or risk losing their support for future purchases.
Seven weeks after the Air Force declared its first F-35 jets combat ready, 10 of the aircraft aren't flying after service mechanics discovered "peeling and crumbling" insulation wrapped around lines that carry liquid to cool combat systems and computers. The poor insulation is suspected on 57 aircraft, including 42 on Lockheed Martin Corp.'s production line.
The U.S. Air Force's first new GPS satellite, already 28 months late, missed its most recent delivery date last month and won't be shipped until at least December because a subcontractor to Lockheed Martin Corp. failed to conduct testing on a key part years ago.
Fifteen years and more than 2,200 combat deaths after the American invasion of Afghanistan, its government and economy suffer from endemic corruption that foils progress, according to the U.S. watchdog who monitors spending there. "Corruption undermined the U.S.
Confronted with equipment breakdowns and harried crews, the U.S. Navy is moving to simply and stabilize operations of its troubled Littoral Combat Ship. In its effort to revamp the $29 billion program, the service will use the first four ships for more extensive testing, reduce the rotation of crew members and de-emphasize the swapping of missions and equipment that was supposed to be a hallmark of the vessels.
Donald Trump is proposing an Army as big as the one President George W. Bush sent into Iraq and Afghanistan and a Navy with dozens more ships than the service is aiming for. The Republican presidential nominee detailed his plans for the military for the first time in a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia.
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