U.S. Army to fund rare earths plant for weapons development

Business Dec 11, 2019

U.S. Army to fund rare earths plant for weapons development

The U.S. Army plans to fund construction of rare earths processing facilities, part of an urgent push by Washington to secure domestic supply of the minerals used to make military weapons and electronics, according to a government document seen by Reuters. The move would mark ...

Japan hosts major defense equipment exhibition

Business Nov 18, 2019

Japan hosts major defense equipment exhibition

A major defense equipment exhibition opened Monday with some 50 Japanese and 100 foreign arms manufacturers taking part. Backed by the Japanese and British governments, the Defense and Security Equipment International, or DSEI, is intended to boost Japanese makers' international competitiveness in defense and increase ...

Pentagon gets a fix for F-35 bug in $400,000 pilot helmets

World Nov 11, 2019

Pentagon gets a fix for F-35 bug in $400,000 pilot helmets

The U.S. military may have finally found a way to fix a glitch with the world's most high-tech helmet used by pilots flying the most expensive fighter jet in history. A bug in the $400,000 helmet display screen used by F-35 aviators caused a green ...