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Kongsberg precision-strike missiles to replace Harpoons on UK warships

LONDON — Britain’s Royal Navy is to be equipped with a new long-range precision strike missile in an agreement announced Nov 22 with the...

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Finland refutes nuclear weapons ‘siting’ and reinforces border

HELSINKI — Finland has refuted any possibility that the currently unaligned Nordic state will consider hosting nuclear weapons on its territory once a member...

Raytheon tests information-sharing technology with JADC2 in mind

WASHINGTON — A subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, the world’s second largest defense contractor, said it successfully tested software that allows for tailored access to...

F-35 costs have been declining. That’s about to change.

Correction: A previous version of this story misinterpreted a BAE Systems statement.FORT WORTH, Texas — On a mile-long production line in Fort Worth, Texas,...

Naval version of Israel’s Iron Dome defense system completes testing

JERUSALEM, Israel — Israel completed the final stage of tests to operationalize the naval “C-Dome” missile defense system for the country’s Sa’ar 6 class...

UK refuses to make defense spending commitments amid strategy review

LONDON — Britain will not commit to future defense spending levels until it completes a review of a strategy released last year, the government’s...

Data centers are physical and digital targets, says Pentagon’s Eoyang

WASHINGTON — The role cyber plays in military campaigns needs reexamination after Russia’s failure to cripple computer networks during its invasion of Ukraine likely...

Marine Corps budget chief optimistic about upcoming 2024 proposal

WASHINGTON — The head of U.S. Marine Corps budgets said he’s more confident the Corps’ needs will be addressed in the upcoming fiscal 2024...

Thailand takes delivery of Textron T-6C turboprop trainers

Melbourne, Australia – Thailand has taken delivery of its first Textron Aviation T-6C Texan II turboprop trainers, with the Southeast Asian nation planning to...

Zumwalt tackles surface warfare basics in first operational employment

WASHINGTON — The stealth destroyer Zumwalt has returned from three months of operations in the Western Pacific, achieving a number of firsts for the...

Taiwan shows off military drones amid tensions with China

TAICHUNG, Taiwan — Taiwan displayed its self-developed drone technology Tuesday, amid rising concerns over China’s threats to use force to assert its claim to...

McCarthy threatens to hold up key defense bill until next year

WASHINGTON — Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California is threatening to delay passage of the fiscal 2023 defense-authorization bill until January when Republicans take...

Here’s all the military planes that keep falling short on readiness

A new federal watchdog report has flagged a troubling trend among U.S. military aircraft: More than two dozen fleets haven’t met their annual combat-readiness...

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