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South Korea to buy Textron anti-armor weapons, Pentagon says

Washington - South Korea’s military is buying one of the top anti-armor weapons developed by the Pentagon, a Textron Inc. system designed to destroy...
THE COMMANDANT OF THE U.S. Marine Corps said that the deadly 2000 crash during a training flight of the V-22 Osprey was at least partly caused by 'undenably intense' pressure to show progress on the revolutionary tilt-rotor aircraft. / COURTESY TEXTRON INC.

V-22’s crash tied to pressure to succeed, top U.S. Marine says

WASHINGTON - The V-22 Osprey’s deadliest accident stemmed partly from “undeniably intense” pressure to show progress for the new tilt-rotor aircraft, according to the...

Pentagon: R.I. contractors could lose out under defense cuts

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon will cut 17 of the 343 F-35 fighters it planned to buy from Lockheed Martin Corp. in fiscal 2016 through...
IN THE PENTAGON'S budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the Navy requested $22 billion for shipbuilding, including $7.7 billion for submarines such as the Virginia class (pictured above) being built by General Dynamics Corp. at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Pentagon seeks weapon spending $25 billion less than planned

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s proposed $495.6 billion budget for the coming fiscal year would provide $154 billion for weapons purchases and research, $25 billion...
PROVIDENCE-BASED TEXTRON INC. is one of the manufacturers OF THE V-22 Osprey, which takes off and lands like a helicopter but flies like a conventional airplane. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that the U.S. will sell six Ospreys to Israel in the first international sale of the tilt-rotor aircraft.

U.S. to sell Textron-made V-22 Osprey in first sale abroad

WASHINGTON – The U.S. will sell Israel six V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft made by Boeing Co. and Textron Inc., Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. The...
PROVIDENCE-BASED TEXTRON SYSTEMS is among the defense manufacturers that may sign deals with South Korea to bolster the country's missile defense, intelligence, surveillance and munitions capabilities in preparation for a handover of control from the U.S. of planning against any North Korean attack.

South Korea looks to acquire Textron cluster bombs in deal

SEOUL - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, on his first visit to South Korea since taking office, will assess his ally’s preparations for taking control...
THE U.S. NAVY is slated to propose increases in submarine and aircraft carrier funding for the fiscal year beginnings Oct. 1. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Navy said to seek funding increase for Virginia-class submarines

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy will propose increased submarine and aircraft carrier funding in its budget request for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1,...

Hagel pressed to add East Coast missile defense, would aid Raytheon

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel should include funds in the Pentagon’s next budget request to start work on a U.S. East Coast site...
A HOUSE DEFENSE panel moved to restore funding for a second Virginia-class submarine the Navy struck from fiscal 2014 plans as part of Pentagon budget- cutting. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO

House support could mean good news for EB

WASHINGTON - A House defense panel moved to restore funding for a second Virginia-class submarine the Navy struck from fiscal 2014 plans as part...

Pentagon sees savings in block buying of V-22 Osprey

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department will realize “substantial savings” from further five-year purchases of weaponry, including the V-22 Osprey from Textron Inc. and Boeing...

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