| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Although California is home to some of the nation's biggest drone manufacturers, the state was passed over Monday when the federal government picked six sites across the nation for testing the use of robotic aircraft in U.S. airspace....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon spent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The U.S. Navy conducted the first flight of a next-generation helicopter drone, which is designed to fly twice as long and has three times the payload capacity of the current model in the military arsenal.
The MQ-8C Fire Scout flew for seven minutes...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
With a martini in hand, John Cashen was deep in a discussion of military electronics, when a 747 jetliner seemed to float past in slow motion onto LAX's south runway complex.
Cashen, who pioneered the radar-evading design of the B-2 Stealth bomber,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the Air Force looked for ways to save money last year to deal with declining budgets, officials decided to halt work on a high-flying, long-endurance spy drone built in Palmdale by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp.
At a cost of $35,000 per...
| Dec 12, 2013
Re "Global Hawk flies into budget battle," Dec. 6
The Air Force's decision to curtail its use of the Global Hawk spy drone demonstrates how clouded decisions can become in today's fiscally constrained environment.
Near-term decisions based on fiscal...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:15 PM
The Proud Bird, the historic LAX restaurant that has been a hangout for some of the nation’s biggest aviation pioneers, will remain open for at least another year after the owner was able to secure a temporary new lease from the Los Angeles World...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:35 PM
NBA superstar Kobe Bryant may be focused on bouncing back from his injury, but the Lakers shooting guard is up to more than running on a treadmill. He and his wife, Vanessa, have put one of their houses in Newport Coast up for sale at $8.599 million....
| Nov 3, 2010
Joseph Gavin, a retired president of the New York aerospace company Grumman who headed its Apollo lunar module program in the 1960s, died Oct. 31 at his home in Amherst, Mass. He was 90.
Gavin's death was announced in a statement issued by Los Angeles-...
| Feb 24, 2011
Playwright who wrote 'Lone Star'
James McLure, 59, a playwright and actor best known for his two one-act plays that reached Broadway, died Feb. 17 from cancer at his home in Marina del Rey, said his sister, Jenny Schroeder.
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Northrop Grumman Corp. has released a second music video involving its bat-winged robotic jet, dubbed the X-47B....