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  • Boeing orders logical: Analyst Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:38 AM ET
    Boeing orders make sense; emerging markets expanding: Analyst

    Howard Rubel, aerospace and defense analyst at Jefferies & Co., weighs in on record orders for the 777 at the Dubai Airshow.

  • Dubai air show splurge Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 7:25 AM ET
    Dubai air show splurge

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports on the largest commercial orders out of the Dubai Air Show. Boeing announced a commitment for 259 new 777 jets.

  • Boeing hits all-time highs despite union rejection Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 1:35 PM ET

    The company will either get the deal it wants with the machinists, or something relatively close, or it will build the 777X jet somewhere else.

  • Lockheed cuts 4,000 jobs as US govt spending wanes Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 9:28 AM ET

    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin said it plans to cut 4,000 jobs, or more than 3 percent of its workforce, to cope with declines in U.S. spending.

  • One tycoon's quest to create moon private property Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    Section of a full moon

    Robert Bigelow is applying to amend a 1967 international agreement on the moon so that a system of private property rights can be established there.

  • Should anyone own parts of the moon? Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 8:37 AM ET
    Should anyone own parts of the moon?

    CNBC's Jane Wells spoke to Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace about owning parts of the moon, and how worried he is about China. "No one should own the moon, but multiple entities should have opportunity to own the moon," said Bigelow.

  • Book that moon vacation now? Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 4:49 PM ET
    Space tourism?

    Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace speaks with CNBC's Jane Wells about his plans to build commercial enterprises at a lunar base on the moon.

  • Mexico as export center Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 10:44 AM ET
    Mexico becoming hottest export hub

    The automobile and aerospace industries are leading manufacturing output in Mexico, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • 3, 2, 1, blast off! India launches Mars probe Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 6:06 PM ET
    India launches Mars Orbiter Mission

    India has officially launched the Mars Orbiter Mission, which will start orbiting the planet by September 2014.

  • Flying 6x the speed of sound Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 1:38 PM ET
    Global spy games

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Dominic Chu report on Lockheed Martin's new SR-72 concept aircraft that moves at six times the speed of sound.

  • Why India is really launching Mars mission Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 8:53 PM ET
    Why India is really launching Mars mission

    Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation explains why India's mission to Mars is not all about the space race.

  • Pentagon hits major milestone Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Pentagon hits major milestone

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that or the first time an F-35 dropped a 500 pound laser guided bomb and successfully connected with its target on the ground.

  • No comment from Emirates on $30 billion Boeing deal Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Reports that Emirates Airline was poised to sign a $30 billion 100-jet deal with Boeing drew a swift refusal to comment from the carrier on Monday.

  • Difficult time in defense business: Bae Systems CEO Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Difficult time in defense business: Bae Systems CEO

    Due to the uncertainties in Washington, it is a difficult time for the defense business, says Linda Hudson, Bae Systems CEO. She says 1,200 workers were out of work due to the shutdown and shifting Bae System's portfolio into military equipment and high tech electronics.

  • 'Buying and flying' hit by shutdown: Southwest CEO Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 7:58 AM ET
    Southwest Airlines

    The 16-day federal government shutdown in October will be a headwind at Southwest Airlines in the final three months of the year, chairman and CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC.

  • Debate it: Bull vs bear on General Electric Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Debate it: Bull vs bear on GE

    Peter Sorrentino, Huntington Advisors and Jerry Castellini, CastleArk Management, debate if there are reasons to be worried about GE and whether the industrial giant is a buy or not.

  • Boeing stock soars on earnings beat: LeBeau Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Boeing stock soars on earnings beat: LeBeau

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look Boeing's high flying stock and details the aerospace giant's plans to increase production.

  • Nuclear officers caught leaving blast door open Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:37 PM ET
    This 1997 photo shows an Air Force missile crew commander standing at the door of his launch capsule 100 feet underground in Colorado, where he and his partner are responsible for 10 nuclear-armed ICBM's

    Air Force officers have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent intruders from entering their underground command post.

  • United Technologies earnings barely beat Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Visitors look at a PurePower PW1500 aircraft engine manufactured by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

    United Technologies also raised the low end of its 2013 profit forecast, citing cost savings from restructuring and improving sales trends.

  • China makes global inroads on arms sale Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Aviation Industry Corporation of China employees hold a model of the JF-17 fighter jet at an aviation expo in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2013.

    China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.

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. CNBC.com 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.