Defense Aerospace & Defense

  • Should you be worried about N.Korea's nuclear tests?

    North Korea is estimated to be within a decade of having a weaponized nuclear device, says Rodger Baker, VP of strategic analysis at Stratfor.

  • The Inspire 1 drone, which carries a 4K resolution camera.

    Sales of drones are set to nearly double by 2025, due to increased geopolitical instability and rising use of unmanned technology, a report says.

  • China has signed an agreement with a Ukrainian firm to restart manufacture of the AN-225, the world’s largest airplane.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- Rolls-Royce said on Friday it had been awarded "preferred bidder" status to supply a diesel system to Hinkley Point C, the British nuclear plant that has been put on hold for further review by Prime Minister Theresa May. Rolls, the aerospace and engineering group, said in a statement it had been awarded "preferred bidder" status for a contract to supply...

  • An undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 25, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) laughing as he inspects a test-fire of strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile at an undisclosed location.

    North Korea has picked up the pace of its missile and nuclear tests, as it regularly threatens to turn South Korea into a "sea of fire."

  • North Korea upping pace of nuclear program: RAND

    The latest test appears to be bigger than any of North Korea's previous experiments, says Bruce Bennett, senior defense analyst at RAND.

  • More nuclear testing from North Korea to come?

    Ties between China and North Korea have cooled but whether the latter will stop its tests still depends on China, says Pusan National Uni's Robert Edwin Kelly.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 6- Avolon Holdings, part of China's acquisitive HNA Group, is nearing a deal to buy the aircraft leasing assets of U.S. lender CIT Group for between $3 billion and $4 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The aircraft leasing arm of China's Ping An Insurance Group, and Century Tokyo Leasing, which has joint ventures with CIT, were among...

  • An undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 25, 2016 shows a test-fire of strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile being launched at an undisclosed location.

    The missile launches were the latest in a series of launches by the isolated North this year in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 4- Israeli satellite operator Space Communications said on Sunday it was working on an amended deal to be acquired by Beijing Xinwei Technology Group after a Spacecom communications satellite was destroyed last week. But an explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX as well as Amos-6 during preparations for a...

  • JERUSALEM, Sept 4- Israeli satellite operator Space Communications said on Sunday it was working on an amended deal to be acquired by Beijing Xinwei Technology Group after a Spacecom communications satellite was destroyed last week. Xinwei last month agreed to buy Spacecom for $285 million, saying the deal was contingent on the successful launch of...

  • Satellites fixing satellites

    CNBC's Aditi Roy reports on the robotic technology giving new life to aging satellites in orbit.

  • Made in space

    CNBC's Aditi Roy reports on the use of 3D printing in space to print tools for astronauts.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit. SpaceX said there were no injuries and that an "anomaly" during the static fire test...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit. SpaceX said there were no injuries and that an "anomaly" during the static fire test...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- Two U.S. astronauts sailed through a seven-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Thursday to pack up a spare cooling radiator and tackle other maintenance, a NASA TV broadcast showed. In their second spacewalk in two weeks, Commander Jeffrey Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins left the station's airlock...

  • Reinventing NASA's business model

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan discusses why the journey to Mars will mean a new business model for NASA.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit. SpaceX said there were no injuries and that an "anomaly" during the static fire test...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit. SpaceX said there were no injuries and that an "anomaly" during the static fire test...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its satellite cargo during routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place the satellite in orbit. The large blast shook the launch pad leased by SpaceX at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just...

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