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U.S. senators say Pentagon budget plan would use 'slush fund' for Trump border wall

Mar 14 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. senators berated top Defense Department officials on Thursday over the Trump administration's plan to sidestep Congress by using money intended for ongoing wars to finance the president's long-desired border wall with Mexico.

U.S. missile defense budget cut as North Korea pushes ahead

Mar 12 2019

WASHINGTON Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program, U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget, as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years.

CORRECTED-U.S. missile defense budget cut as North Korea pushes ahead

Mar 12 2019

WASHINGTON, March 12 Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program, U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget, as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years.

U.S. defense budget favors Navy shipbuilding, fewer Boeing tanker jets

Mar 12 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's $750-billion defense budget includes more money to build ships, fulfilling a campaign promise to strengthen the Navy, but also cuts the number of Boeing Co KC-46 tanker jets, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

U.S. defense budget favors Navy shipbuilding, fewer Boeing tanker jets

Mar 12 2019

WASHINGTON, March 12 U.S. President Donald Trump's $750-billion defense budget includes more money to build ships, fulfilling a campaign promise to strengthen the Navy, but also cuts the number of Boeing Co KC-46 tanker jets, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Airport builder Parsons plans IPO valuing it around $3 billion -sources

Mar 07 2019

WASHINGTON The Parsons Corporation, a construction and engineering company known for building airports and subways, has filed paperwork for an initial public offering that would value the company at around $3 billion, three people familiar with the plan said.

EXCLUSIVE-Airport builder Parsons plans IPO valuing it around $3 bln - sources

Mar 07 2019

WASHINGTON, March 7 The Parsons Corporation, a construction and engineering company known for building airports and subways, has filed paperwork for an initial public offering that would value the company at around $3 billion, three people familiar with the plan said.

Lockheed gets $1 billion down payment for Saudi THAAD missile system

Mar 04 2019

WASHINGTON Lockheed Martin Corp will receive the first payment toward the installation a $15 billion missile defense system in Saudi Arabia as part of a $110 billion arms package the Trump administration said it negotiated with the Kingdom in 2017, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Melting missiles: just one problem with F-35s stopping N Korea rockets

Feb 27 2019

WASHINGTON Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after lift-off, the Pentagon is studying as a near-term option whether a group of F-35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshly-launched rockets. | Video

REFILE-RPT-Melting missiles: just one problem with F-35s stopping N Korea rockets

Feb 27 2019

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after lift-off, the Pentagon is studying as a near-term option whether a group of F-35 fighter jets hovering around North Korean airspace could pick off freshly-launched rockets.

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