Defense News - Russian Defense Ministry reports interception of U.S. spy plane - July 11 (UPI) -- Russia's news agency reported Saturday that Russian fighter jets intercepted a U.S. spy aircraft over the Sea of Japan this week.
1 day agoDefense News -- Navy's first black female fighter pilot earns her wings -- The U.S. Navy acknowledged that Lt. Madeline Swegle completed training and will become its first black female tactical jet pilot in a July 31 ceremony.
1 day agoU.S. News -- Trump visits Florida amid state's dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases -- President Donald Trump traveled to South Florida Friday to visit U.S. Southern Command to discuss anti-drug operations and meet Venezuelans in the state, as it struggles to handle a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases.
2 days agoWorld News -- Taiwan commends approved U.S. weapons sale worth $620M -- The United States has approved Taiwan's purchase of upgrades to Patriot III missiles for about $620 million, a move that is being welcomed in Taipei amid high tensions with China.
2 days agoU.S. News -- Top U.S. general on Russian bounty reports: 'If it's true we will take action' -- The United States' top general told Congress officials are working to corroborate reports Russia offered the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and that they will act if the reports are confirmed.
2 days agoDefense News -- State Department approves $23.1B sale of 105 F-35s to Japan -- The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $23.1 billion sale of 105 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to the government of Japan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday.
2 days agoU.S. News -- Esper says it's 'unclear' who ordered protesters dispersed from Lafayette Square -- Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, will testify Thursday at a House hearing examining the use of active duty military in Washington, D.C., during protests last month.
2 days agoDefense News -- State Department to invite China to join trilateral arms talks with Russia -- The U.S. State Department said on Thursday that it will invite the Chinese government to engage in face-to-face arms control negotiations in Vienna.
2 days agoDefense News -- USS Roosevelt returns to San Diego after 6 months in Pacific -- The USS Theodore Roosevelt returned to its home port in San Diego Thursday after a six-month deployment that was lengthened as soldiers fought to contain a coronavirus outbreak on board.
2 days agoDefense News -- First female Green Beret graduates Army Special Forces course -- An Army National Guard soldier became the first woman to join the Green Berets Thursday, according to U.S. Army Special Operations command.
2 days agoWorld News -- Japan's defense minister warns of North Korea weapons advances -- Japan's defense minister said North Korea is making strides in weapons development and Tokyo needs to retain the capability to attack enemy bases.
2 days agoDefense News -- House version of defense budget provides funding to rename bases -- A provision in the House version of the $694.6 billion defense budget includes $1 million to rename U.S. Army facilities named after Confederate leaders.
3 days agoDefense News -- Navy scraps physical assessment test again, citing COVID-19 -- The U.S. Navy's autumn physical fitness assessment cycle will be suspended to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Navy announced.
3 days agoDefense News -- Northrop Grumman system to be interim anti-drone solution -- The anti-drone defense system of Northrop Grumman Corp. -- the Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control -- was selected by the Defense Department for short-term use, the company announced on Wednesday.
3 days agoDefense News -- USAF air wings gather in Germany for Large Force Exercise -- Air wings of U.S. Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa met at Spangdahlen Air Base, Germany, for a Large Force Exercise, the Air Force said on Wednesday.
3 days agoDefense News -- Aircraft carrier USS Truman docks for maintenance after seven months at sea -- The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman arrived at Norfolk, Va., Naval Shipyard, the Navy reported on Wednesday, for maintenanc eafter seven months at sea.
4 days agoDefense News -- Lawmakers urge Pentagon to stop buying F-35 parts from Turkey -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper this week asking the Pentagon to more quickly end its F-35 partnership with Turkey.
4 days agoPilot dies after F-16CM crashes at Shaw AFB, S.C.
5 days agoUSS Eisenhower, USS Jacinto log record-breaking 161 days at sea
12 days agoAircraft carrier strike groups Nimitz, Reagan team up in Philippine Sea
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2 days agoState Dept. approves $2B sale of 8 MV-22 Osprey aircraft to Indonesia
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