defense industry

Global weapons sales up; US leads market

The global arms industry continues to grow with total sales up 4.6% last year, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday.

Senate Democrats urge diplomatic action against North Korea

A group of Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to escalate diplomatic action against North Korea following months of missile launches from the country, which have received little pushback from the administration.

Trump admin formally approves fighter jet sale to Taiwan

The Trump administration has formally approved a major $8 billion arms sale to Taiwan involving 66 new F-16C/D fighter jets, the State Department announced Tuesday, a move that comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over a range of issues, including trade and Hong Kong.

New North Korea missile poses growing threat to allies

A recent spate of North Korean missile launches involving a potential new missile have rankled America's regional allies, but have received little criticism from the Trump administration -- even though they reveal Pyongyang is making technological advances.

US formally withdraws from INF treaty with Russia

The United States formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia Friday, as the US military prepares to test a new non-nuclear mobile-launched cruise missile developed specifically to challenge Moscow in Europe, according to a senior US defense official.

Pentagon to test new missile as US pulls out of nuclear treaty

The United States announced its formal withdrawal from a cold-war era nuclear treaty with Russia Friday as the US military is set to test a new non-nuclear mobile-launched cruise missile developed specifically to challenge Russia in Europe, according to a senior US defense official.

Iran test fires medium-range ballistic missile

Iran test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile late Wednesday that traveled 1,000 kilometers from its southern launch point into northern Iran, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the event.