WASHINGTON The United States is negotiating the sale of at least four sophisticated aerial drones to Taiwan for the first time, according to six U.S. sources familiar with the negotiations, aircraft that can keep watch over huge swathes of sea and land.
WASHINGTON, Aug 6 The United States is
negotiating the sale of at least four of its large sophisticated
aerial drones to Taiwan for the first time, according to six
U.S. sources familiar with the negotiations, in a deal that is
likely to ratchet up tensions with China.
WASHINGTON The Trump administration will reinterpret a Cold War-era arms agreement between 34 nations to allow U.S. defense contractors to sell more drones to allies, the White House said on Friday.
WASHINGTON James Taiclet, the new chief executive at Lockheed Martin the Pentagon's largest weapons supplier, is keen to use 5G networks to bolster the militaries' autonomous capabilities, he told Reuters in an interview following the company's earnings announcement on Tuesday.
Lockheed Martin raised its full-year profit and revenue forecasts on Tuesday as the U.S. weapons supplier overcame coronavirus-driven supply disruptions to post higher quarterly sales in its aeronautics unit that makes the F-35 fighter jet.
WASHINGTON Chief executives of eight defense companies including Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Technologies Corp have asked the U.S. government to ensure that billions of dollars are not taken from the Pentagon's budget to shore up firms hit by COVID-19 without being replaced with new funds.
WASHINGTON, June 22 Pentagon contracts to
support U.S. weapons makers and contractors impacted by the
coronavirus have reached nearly half a billion dollars, a
Pentagon official said on Monday.
WASHINGTON The Trump administration plans to reinterpret a Cold War-era arms agreement between 34 nations with the goal of allowing U.S. defense contractors to sell more American-made drones to a wide array of nations, three defense industry executives and a U.S. official told Reuters. | Video
WASHINGTON Lockheed Martin said on Tuesday it will slow production of its stealthy F-35 fighter jets at its Texas facility, possibly delaying delivery of between 18 and 24 jets due to a parts shortage as the coronavirus hampers production across the jet's vast supply chain.