Archive: International

Raytheon Chairman and CEO Tom Kennedy. Photo: Raytheon

Raytheon’s Earnings Down, Sales Up In Second Quarter

Raytheon [RTN] on Thursday posted lower net income in its second quarter despite a solid increase in sales largely because last year’s results included a one-time gain from a change in an international joint venture. Net income tumbled 23 percent to $547 million, $1.89 earnings per share (EPS), from $713 million ($2.41 EPS), still topping […]

An Inranian IRGCN vessel (left) makes a close approach to the USS Thunderbolt coastal patrol ship (right) in the Persian Gulf on July 25, 2017. Photo: U.S. Navy.

Navy Fires Warning Shots At Approaching Iranian Vessel

A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired warning shots at an Iranian naval vessel that was approaching it in an unsafe manner, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said Tuesday. The Iranian ship approached within 150 yards of the USS Thunderbolt (PC-12), a Cyclone-class patrol ship during coalition exercises in the Persian Gulf. CENTCOM said the Iranian […]

Abrams M1A1
Photo: General Dynamics

Australia Taps Leonardo To Build Combat Vehicle Computing Systems

The Australian army has chosen Leonardo DRS to provide state-of-the art computing infrastructure for its fleet of M1A1SA Abrams main battle tanks and other combat vehicles. The company was awarded a $3.1 million direct commercial sale contract for Leonardo’s next-generation battle management system (BMS), called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS). It is the […]

Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command. Photo: U.S. Air Force.

STRATCOM Commander Wary Of ‘Tit-For-Tat’ Response To Russian INF Violation

A “tit-for-tat” response to Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF)Treaty may not be the best option for the United States, Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters during the Deterrence Symposium in Omaha, Neb. U.S. officials have concluded that Russia deployed a ground-launched nuclear-capable […]

Hill Air Force Base F-35As fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

F-35 System Development And Demonstration Phase On Track

Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Monday its Integrated Test Force Teams are successfully completing the requirements of the F-35 program’s System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase. In recent months the company said it has completed testing for the F-35A’s final envelope involving risk ‘edge of the envelope’ maneuvers. This entails stressing the aircraft to its structural […]

U.S., Russia Commit To Further New START Commission Meetings

Senior U.S. and Russian diplomats on Monday pledged the nations to additional meetings of the Bilateral Consultative Commission for the bilateral New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), the State Department said Tuesday. U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon Jr. and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov “committed to holding future New START Bilateral Consultative Commission […]

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce speaking at a USTelecom association event on July 19. Photo: Calvin Biesecker

Amid State Department Restructuring, Joyce ‘Confident’ In Commitment To Cyber Engagement

Amid reports that the State Department might either merge or shut down its office that is focused on international negotiations around cyber security, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce on Wednesday said he is “confident” that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson won’t degrade his department’s capabilities in this area. Joyce told reporters that as he […]


Cubic Corp. Acquires UK Antenna Manufacturer

Cubic Corp. [CUB] is expanding its tactical communications and training capabilities for clients with the acquisition of British antenna manufacturer Deltenna Ltd. in a deal finalized on Tuesday. Deltenna will provide its radio and antenna commercial solutions to build on Cubic’s ability to deliver high-capacity data networks and critical communications tools. Since 2002, the Chippenham, […]

Dragoons from Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment advance in a Stryker during a joint training exercise with Lithuanian soldiers in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, March 2, 2015. Photo: DVIDS

U.S. Leads NATO In Dueling Military Exercise Opposite Russia In Eastern Europe

In concert with NATO allies and partner nations, the U.S. military is in the midst of a massive exercise in Europe designed to practice moving massive troops formations and equipment across the Continent in the event of a Russian invasion. A total 23 nations are participating in Sabre Guardian, as the exercise is called, during […]


Australia Expands Global Satellite Investment With Northrop Grumman Contract

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is expanding its global satellite investment with a $175 million contract to Northrop Grumman [NOC] to provide network management capability for Australia’s participation in the Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS) system. Northrop Grumman announced on July 10 it will provide its Satellite Communications Operations and Planning Element (SCOPE) integration tools, […]