Editor’s Note: A story in the April 24 edition of Defense Daily reported, based on official remarks released by the Pentagon, the first use the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER) during the recent strike in Syria. The Pentagon later clarified that the JASSMs used in the strike were the baseline version, […]
Two search and rescue helicopters at Caernarfon Airport, Gwynedd, have been temporarily grounded for safety checks. Operators Bristow are carrying out inspections on the tail rotors of the Sikorsky S92s after an accident involving another S92 on a North Sea oil rig last week. The checks have been ordered on all S92 aircraft worldwide.
Donald Trump may be a headache for the CEOs of America’s largest defense contractors, but he’s definitely winning fans among their shareholders. Emboldened by his victory at the polls in November, the president-elect has repeatedly used his newfound influence to criticize, question and more or …
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Jan. 10 (UPI) — Pakistan conducted its first successful underwater launch of its Babur-3 cruise missile from a submarine in the Indian Ocean. The missile, a variant of the ground-launched Barbur-2, flew nearly 280 miles before striking its target, the Pakistan Inter-Services Public Relations said.
Russia conducted a revolutionary nuclear-capable drone submarine test that could pose a major threat to U.S. ports and harbors, according to reports Thursday. U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly detected the test of the unmanned underwater vehicle during its launch from a Sarov-class submarine on Nov.
OTTAWA – The federal shipbuilding program has hit another setback, as government documents show more delays in the construction of the navy’s new supply ships and the Canadian Coast Guard’s highly anticipated polar icebreaker. The delays, revealed in departmental reports recently tabled in the …
More supporters are lining up behind outgoing Hampton Roads congressman Randy Forbes to be the next Navy secretary in the new Donald Trump administration. Nine GOP members of the House Armed Services Committees wrote a letter last month to Vice President-elect Mike Pence recommending Forbes for the Navy’s top civilian post.
The Defense Department has said several efforts are underway to address so-called “ghost” soldiers in Afghanistan such as person-by-person verification and biometric registration, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said in a letter to DoD that there are gaps between the number of assigned Afghan forces and the actual head count of persons in service, Phillip Wellman wrote.
The eighth Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine will be laid down at the Sevmash shipyard in Russia’s northern town of Severodvinsk on Dec. 23, the submarine will be named Knyaz (Prince) Pozharsky, a source in the defense industry told TASS. The Knyaz Pozharsky submarine will be the last of the eight Borei-class submarines and the fifth of the advanced Borei-A-class ones.
Rep. Bobby Scott walks fine line toward Kaine’s Senate seat By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press Updated (…) Steve Helber Congressman Bobby Scott, D-Va., greets workers at an entrance to Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Scott is considered the top candidate to be a Senate candidate if Sen. Tim Kaine is elected vice-president.