Business

The race is on to prepare Australia for nuclear subs

“There has been a hiatus where we weren’t all paying attention. Now we’ve got to catch up,” a UK shipbuilding exec says.

Business

Software delay will reduce F-35 deliveries for a second straight year

Lockheed says the TR-3 upgrade, due last year, has slipped to third quarter of 2024.

Business

Shark Tank Kyiv? Investors hunt ‘war-winning’ tech in Ukraine

Fund managers say Ukraine is a major opportunity, but also that they must overcome investor concerns over security and corruption.

Business

Pentagon unveils its long-awaited defense industry strategy

The first-of-its-kind document aims to address fragile supply chains revealed by a global pandemic and simultaneous international conflicts.

Business

I'm terrible at goodbyes

Your humble Defense Business Brief scribe is moving on.

Business

Rocket Lab says $515m satellite contract makes it a prime supplier

Company officials revealed that it will build 18 satellites for a Space Development Agency constellation.

Business

ULA's new rocket took off. But can it challenge SpaceX?

The Vulcan Centaur isn't reusable, which makes it harder to compete on price.

Business

The Navy has its first giant robotic submarine

The Boeing-made vessel will now undergoing trials that will inform future robo subs.

Business

Northrop gears up to triple production of E-7 radar

Air Force officials want the radar plane as soon as possible—particularly in the Indo-Pacific.

Business

RTX CEO Greg Hayes to step down in May

President Chris Calio will take over as the company works to boost production of key weapons needed in Ukraine.

Business

Industry isn’t building enough parts for upgraded F-35s, DOD says

Lawmakers said the Technology Refresh-3 upgrade is headed for a nearly $1B cost overrun.