Future USS Portland takes to water

Richard TomkinsPASCAGOULA, Miss., Feb. 15 (UPI) — Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched a new San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship for the U.S. Navy, the future USS Portland.

Pakistan approved for F-16 buy

Richard TomkinsWASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) — A Pakistani request to procure F-16 fighters from the United States, in a deal worth an estimated $699 million, has received U.S. State Department approval.