Pentagon to give Pratt & Whitney sole-source F-35 engine upgrade work

Company declares itself on track to deliver preliminary design for January review.

In race to make artillery shells, US, EU see different results

DOD’s early success may founder on Congressional inaction, while Europe’s private firms await orders.

‘We’re staying away from Gaza’: Palpable silence at the Dubai Air Show

As Israel-Hamas war rages, officials and exhibitors steered clear of the topic.

Boeing aims to 'stabilize’ defense business as it pitches Mideast countries

New commercial sales and a NATO purchase cheer company officials after a downbeat earnings call.

A drone-maker’s dilemma illustrates Ukraine’s struggle to get key arms

Fortem could feed Kyiv’s hunger for anti-drone defenses—if it could find funding for a second production line, the company says.

Boeing welcomes USAF interest in light-attack version of T-7 trainer

Company’s fighter lead says Air Force officials have discussed the concept multiple times.

As F-15EX price tags rise, Boeing hunts for ways to control costs

The Air Force expects the flyaway cost to rise, not fall, from Lot 2 to 3.


Import records illuminate Ukraine’s desperate hunt for arms and ammo

Kyiv is paying exorbitant prices for Soviet-designed materiel, and has even managed to obtain Swiss ammo despite Geneva's ban.

L3Harris points to suppliers for slowdown in rocket-motor production

CEO says he’s working to get the newly acquired Aerojet Rocketdyne back on track by next year.

B-21 starts taxi tests; Northrop expects first flight by year’s end

A new rear-end picture circulating on social media purports to show the B-21’s taxi test.

As demand for arms booms, lack of modernization stymies weapons production

Some small firms at the heart of the defense industry see little benefit to automation and digitization.