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The US military is buying Israel’s battle-proven Iron Dome that destroys rockets. Here’s how it works

The US just purchased the Iron Dome missile defense system, which Israel already uses as a powerful defense against rocket and mortar attacks.

Raytheon and United Technologies are planning a merger that would create a $120 billion American aerospace and defense juggernaut

If approved, the deal would make a one-stop shop for Patriot and Tomahawk missiles and Pratt & Whitney F-35 fighter-jet engines.
Rare earths, clockwise from top center: Praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium and gadolinium.

From iPhones to fighter jets: Here’s a list of American products that could be affected if China banned rare-earth metal exports to the US as a ...

A Chinese ban on rare-earth exports to the US could cripple the US tech, defense, and energy industries, whose supply chains rely on the minerals.
The B-52 with all its ammunition.

US B-52 bombers are getting new ‘eyes’ that will make them deadlier than ever and keep them lethal for decades

US Air Force B-52s are expected to receive a major radar upgrade that will allow it to engage the enemy in new ways, such as maritime strike.
USS Gerald R. Ford underway on its own power for the first time in Newport News, Virginia, April 8, 2017.

The US Navy just turned the future guns of its new Ford-class supercarriers on a drone in a landmark live-fire test

Raytheon and the US Navy blasted a drone out of the sky in the first live-fire test of the USS Gerald R. Ford supercarrier's future self-defense system.

Trump’s new defense chief’s history as a Boeing executive is raising concerns, but he’s not the only one with deep military-industri...

It's not uncommon for former executives at defense firms to hold top Pentagon jobs, but Trump's picks have drawn extra scrutiny.
Raytheon and Rheinmetall Lynx KF 41

The US Army is searching for a new combat vehicle to defeat the toughest adversaries — here are 3 leading possibilities

The Army is chasing a next-generation combat vehicle to replace the Bradley fighting vehicle. Take a look at what might be replacing it.

Trump signs massive $110 billion deal with Saudi Arabia that focuses on defense

Trump signed the deal and said, in part, that it will "help our Saudi friends to get a good deal from our great American defense companies."