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US weapons for future include key relics of past

"Priorities for the 21st Century" plan calls for B-52 bomber, U-2 spy plane, and a "triad" of nuclear weapons that can be launched from land, sea, and air.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , Carl Levin , Laicie Olson ,

Saturday - 01/28/2012, 10:24am EST

US seals $3.48B missiles, technology sale to UAE

Wary of Iran, the U.S. has been building up missile defenses of its allies, including a $1.7 billion deal to upgrade Saudi Arabia's Patriot missiles and the sale of 209 Patriot missiles to Kuwait, valued at about $900 million.

Tags: United Arab Emirates , DoD , Lockheed Martin , THAAD , Saudi Arabia , Boeing , Technology

Saturday - 12/31/2011, 02:22am EST

Tough Talk from Iran

The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps General Mohammad Ali Ja'fari said at a news conference that Iran is prepared to protect it self against Israeli attacks. Ja'fari said, "the entire territory of Israel will be within the range of our missiles and the IRGC has no restriction for producing ground-to-ground rockets with an appropriate range to target Israel." The IRGC commander added that "Israel might be able to hit a number of our missiles but it can do nothing about a massive missile attack."

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , Iran , Islamic , Mohammad Ali Ja'fari , IRGC , Israel ,

Tuesday - 07/28/2009, 07:46pm EDT

Defense contractors vie for new missile contract

Three major defense contractors are competing for the next missile contract. Learn more in today's DoD Report

Tags: In Depth , Defense , DoD Report , Joint Air to Ground Missile , Boeing , Lockheed Martin , Raytheon

Monday - 06/13/2011, 07:40pm EDT