Japan's Maritime Self Defense Forces helicopter carrier Izumo sails out its Yokosuka Base in Kanagawa prefecture on May 1, 2017. Japan on May 1 dispatched its biggest warship since World War II to protect a US supply ship, one of the country's military roles expanded under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, …

Japan Announces First Aircraft Carriers Since World War II

The Japanese government announced on Tuesday that it will deploy aircraft carriers for the first time since World War II as part of a defense strategy that will involve purchasing a great deal of American military hardware, a course of action U.S. President Donald Trump has strongly urged.

Sensitive data about the F-35, the US' latest generation of fighter jets, was among the information hacked, reports said

Israel Fully Capable of Striking Iran, Top IAF Pilot Says

TEL AVIV – Israel is “fully capable” of striking Iran, a former Israel Air Force pilot who was part of the team that destroyed Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981 told The Jerusalem Post, amid increased tensions between the two countries.

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Israel to Receive F-35 Air Vehicle Deliveries

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for procurement of initial air vehicle spares for F-35 air vehicle deliveries in support of the government of Israel.

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Trump Orders Investigation into National Security Threat of World Aluminum Excess

WASHINGTON, D.C.–On Thursday President Donald Trump signed a memorandum highlighting the importance of a new Department of Commerce investigation into aluminum imports to the U.S. and the threat to national security in light of global overcapacity and increasing U.S. military demand for high quality aluminum.

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Israel Strikes $1 Billion Buy-Back Deal on F-35 Purchase

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Defense Ministry announced Sunday that completed industrial cooperation or buy-back contracts with Lockheed Martin on the F-35 program surpassed the $1 billion benchmark since Israel signed its first contract in 2010 for an initial 19 fighters.

New F-35 Will Be 'Game Changer' For Israel Air Force

Pentagon Chief Orders Review of F-35 Fighter Program

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has ordered a review of the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter program after President Donald Trump assailed its $400 billion price tag, the Pentagon announced Friday.

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Lockheed CEO Pledges 1,800 New Jobs, Lower F-35 Costs

The CEO of the aerospace defense company Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson, pledges to create an additional 1,800 jobs and significantly reduce the high cost of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program previously criticized by President-elect Donald Trump.

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Boeing Shifts SoCal Jobs in Preparation for Huge Military Buildup

With President-elect Donald Trump promising a huge military expansion, Boeing is moving half the jobs out of its sprawling Huntington Beach facility as the company streamlines in preparation for huge manufacturing orders coming to Southern California.

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Lockheed Martin Just Unveiled Israel’s First F-35

The unveiling ceremony, which took place in Fort Worth, Texas, was attended by critical players in both the US and Israeli defense cabinets. Of note in attendance were Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli Air Force Brigadier Gen. Tal Kalman.

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Why Only Israel Can Customize America’s F-35 (At Least For Now)

Wired reports: Any big-ticket military technology purchased from the US comes with rules. Big stacks of strict guidelines outline exactly what allies can do to the hardware and the systems that run it. Generally, it comes down to: nothing. No modifications,

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Work Underway on F-35 for Israel

UPI writes: FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 11 (UPI) —Lockheed Martin reports it has begun the process of joining four major components of the structure an F-35 Lightning II aircraft for Israel. The plane is the first being built for Israel and is

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Kerry to Israelis: Stop the ‘Hysteria’ over Iran Deal

TEL AVIV, Israel — Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on Israeli television over the weekend, telling seven-million-plus Israelis that critics of the emerging Iran deal were guilty of “hysteria.” Israel, which sits a short missile flight away from potentially nuclear-armed Iranian warheads, and which has seen Iranian soldiers along its borders with Syria and Lebanon, has loudly protested the negotiations that the Obama administration has pursued with the Iranian regime.