| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:28 AM
Three technicians walk on the left delta wing of the full scale mockup of Lockheed supersonic transport that stretches 273 feet from nose to tail....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:16 PM
A sleek British-made drone resembling a flying arrowhead has begun test flights above an undisclosed test range in a military program that will greatly expand the country’s unmanned capabilities.
The flight details of the $302-million program were...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp. signed an agreement with Monrovia drone maker AeroVironment Inc. to pursue opportunities together in unmanned aircraft development.
The deal was announced late Thursday at the Defense Expo in India and centered on...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s claims that the development and construction of the nearly $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will sustain 125,000 jobs in 46 states is “greatly exaggerated,” according to a new report by a research center. ...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Customs agents in Long Beach were shocked after opening boxes labeled "House Hold Goods" bound for Iran and finding thousands of documents outlining secret information on the military's $392-billion fighter jet program.
The treasure trove of technical...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Nearly a quarter of a century after it began, one of the largest legal disputes in defense industry history was finally settled with two major weapons makers agreeing to pay the federal government $400 million in goods and services.
The U.S. Court of...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Iraq’s embattled government will be allowed to buy and lease Apache attack helicopters to help fight a renewed insurgency after a U.S. lawmaker lifted his long-running objections to the deal, the Pentagon said Monday.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Unemployment rates remain stubbornly high across the country. In Los Angeles County, more than 500,000 people are currently out of work. But there are plenty of jobs to be had — so long as you’re looking in the right place or you’re...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:18 PM
When Thomas V. Jones took control of Northrop Corp. in 1960, it was a secondary aerospace company whose future was uncertain, but the legendary gambles Jones made over the next 30 years swept the company to the top ranks of the defense industry during the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), a onetime western wear haberdasher who rose to become chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, is announcing Thursday that he will retire after more than two decades in...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Defense contractor Raytheon Co. announced Chief Executive William H. Swanson will step down in March and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Thomas A. Kennedy.
Swanson, who turns 65 in February, has served as the company’s CEO since 2003....