Defense Aerospace & Defense


  • Future of defense: F-35 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 1:36 PM ET
    Future of defense: F-35

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the defense sector will change over the next 25 years.

  • Rise of robot military Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Rise of robot military

    What will our military look like in 25 years? CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the military plans to deploy robots into action.

  • Meet the man with the Pentagon checkbook Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite

    It's Frank Kendall's job to write checks for programs that will shape U.S. defense forces for the next quarter century.

  • New generation of Marine One Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:59 PM ET
    New generation of Marine One

    United Technologies' Sikorsky unit won a $1.24 billion contract deal to build a new generation of Marine One presidential helicopters.

  • House rejects Pentagon's pay, weapons cuts Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    Flanked by members of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, Committee Chairman U.S. Rep. Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon (R-CA) (C) speaks during a news conference March 1, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    The House Armed Services Committee approved a bill authorizing a $496 billion Pentagon base budget but rejecting many attempts to cut spending.

  • Oops! UPS delivers government drone to civilian Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    Somehow, an unsuspecting civilian received parts of a NOAA drone delivered by UPS, NBC News reports.

  • Richard Branson's vision for NY to Tokyo in 1 hour Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder and chairman

    Virgin Group founder Richard Branson also tells CNBC that it's a great time to invest in the airline industry, but for the travelers "the jury is still out" on whether that's good news.

  • Cramer's Mad Dash: BEAV worth it Monday, 5 May 2014 | 9:22 AM ET
    Cramer's Mad Dash: BEAV worth it

    Jim Cramer explains what to watch ahead of the open, including BE Aerospace and Pfizer.

  • What's behind 3D-printing jet engine parts Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Still from GE video of a LEAP-1A engine

    GE Aviation plans to 3D print jet engine components. Here's a behind-the-scenes look.

  • SpaceX to govt: Stop buying Russian rocket engines Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, attached to the Dragon, a cargo-only capsule, lifts off from the launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    A court injunction prohibited two firms from proceeding with plans to buy Russian rocket engines used to send U.S. Air Force satellites into space.

  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suing to open up launches Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 1:34 PM ET
    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suing to open up launches

    SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced SpaceX will sue the federal government for the right to open up national security launches to public competition.

  • Xilinx CEO on need for semiconductors Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Xilinx CEO on need for semiconductors

    Moshe Gavrielov, Xilinx president & CEO, explains the chip maker's perceived miss on quarterly earnings and slowdown in its aerospace business. Gavrielov says the company saw growth in their communication and technology segments.

  • Cramer: Why you need to get bullish on this sector Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    A nearly completed Boeing 777 reaches the end of a production line at the company's facility in Everett, Washington.

    Investors need to get bullish on the aerospace industry as "the strongest part of the world economy," CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

  • Book a room at the Four Seasons private jet Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    Four Seasons has a new weapon in the luxury travel wars: its own Boeing 757.

  • Cramer: Why you want to bet on aerospace Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:02 AM ET
    Cramer: Why you want to bet on aerospace

    The airlines are flush with cash, and that means good things for the aerospace industry, CNBC's Jim Cramer said on Wednesday.

  • Police bust LAX baggage-theft ring Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Police arrest six people to bust an LAX theft ring that stole an uncounted amount of valuables. The LAT reports.

  • Facebook keeping up with the Google's: Faber Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 9:16 AM ET
    Facebook keeping up with the Google's: Faber

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss Mark Zuckerberg's plans to build drones, satellites, and infrared lasers capable of beaming internet connections to everyone around the world.

  • Obama urged to cut ties with Russian arms exporter Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    A group of U.S. senators called on President Barack Obama on Thursday to impose sanctions on Russia's defense sector.

  • 'Technical issue' behind MH370 diversion? Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    'Technical issue' behind MH370 diversion?

    Martin Adler, flight safety specialist at British Airline Pilots Association, says investigators must consider whether a "technical" issue was behind the diversion of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

  • Europe airlines embrace mobile devices on board Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Vueling and Iberia became the latest European airlines to allow to the use of electronic devices during all stages of a flight.

Defense Contractors

  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens

    A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • Is the Defense Sector the New 'Girls Club?'

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.