U.S. approves $1.15 billion sale of tanks, equipment to Saudi Arabia

Aug 10, 2016

U.S. approves $1.15 billion sale of tanks, equipment to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored recovery vehicles and other equipment, worth about $1.15 billion, to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The approval coincides with Saudi Arabia leading a military ...

Aug 9, 2016

Teen who posted weaponized drone videos fights expulsion

A teenager who posted online videos of flying drones shooting a gun and a flamethrower in his backyard appeared in court Monday to fight his expulsion from Central Connecticut State University. Austin Haughwout, 19, is suing university officials in an effort to return to ...

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. Air Force seeks new land-based and air-launched nuclear weapons

Advancing what could become a near-total rebuild of its nuclear arsenal, the U.S. Air Force on Friday solicited industry proposals to build a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles as well as replacements for its air-launched nuclear cruise missile force. The two projects are ...

Jul 23, 2016

North Korea reportedly building submarine pens

North Korea is constructing two covered docks that could shelter ballistic missile submarines near the port city of Sinpo on its east coast, IHS Jane’s reported Friday. Located about 2 kilometers south of Sinpo, close to the Mayang-do Naval Base, the new structure may ...

Jul 19, 2016

Russian ammunition train derails on Sakhalin

Villagers were evacuated on Russia’s Sakhalin island in the early hours of Tuesday when a train loaded with military ammunition came off the rails, local media reported. The Sovietskiy Sakhalin newspaper said police and emergency workers rushed to the site and cleared residents from ...