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  • (left to right) Dan Berkenstock, Ching-Yu Hu, Julian Mann and John Fenwick, co-founders of Skybox Imaging

    Google mantra 'Do no evil' meets its match in Skybox, a satellite maker spying on the globe in high resolution, from port to rain forest.

  • F-35 to debut at Farnborough Airshow

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares video of the test flight of the F-35B jet, which experienced an oil leak. All aircrafts in the fleet have been subjected to checks of their oil flow valves.

  • Lockheed evacuates Iraq employees

    CNBC's Jane Wells looks into the safety of US contractors in Iraq. Lockheed Martin says they are evacuating some employees.

  • Google winning race for space?

    Google bought satellite start-up Skybox for $500 million. David Cowan, Bessemer Venture Partners, managing partner, explains how the acquisition will give Google access to outer space as a platform for deploying information systems.

  • B/E Aerospace, an aircraft seat maker and parts distributor, said it would split into two companies as part of a strategic review.

  • Lockheed's Russian engine issue

    Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson says there are no indications Russia will stop supplying engines to the United Launch Alliance, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Future of Lockheed Martin

    Today Lockheed Martin's CEO Marillyn Hewson is giving an update on its F-35 plane and revealing plans for the future, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Google reportedly looks to send 180 satellites into space to spread Internet access, potentially providing "complete global coverage."

  • The SpaceX space taxi

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk has unveiled the next generation of space flight. CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how astronauts will be traveling in the near future.

  • Elon Musk at an event to showcase SpaceX's Dragon V2 capsule.

    SpaceX unveiled the spaceship it expects to use to send NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, known as the Dragon V2.

  • Elon Musk questions Air Force ethics

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk questions how the Air Force awarded rocket contracts to a competitor. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Boeing ScanEagle

    Drones may cause controversy, but the Defense Department has boosted its budget for buying them and designing new ones.

  • Maintenance personnel check a Predator drone operated by U.S. Office of Air and Marine, before its surveillance flight near the Mexican border in March 2013 from Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz.

    The Defense Department has approved the international sale of drones with an operating system that works on other drones.

  • A new way to launch microsatellites and space payloads is on the horizon. Boeing is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to produce this innovative 24-foot (7.3-meter) launch vehicle and conduct flight testing.

    As companies like SpaceX aggressively seek to drive down the cost of space access, new opportunities—and new threats—are emerging in orbit.

  • NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer observatory launches aboard the Minotaur V rocket in Wallops Island, Va.

    Russia cast doubt on the long-term future of the International Space Station as it retaliated on Tuesday against U.S. sanctions over Ukraine.

  • An F-35A Lightning II from the 33rd Fighter Wing streaks across the sky above Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. while coming in for landing after a training sortie.

    Technology is important for an aircraft the U.S. and its allies hope will be the backbone of air defense for the next half century.

  • The next 25 years in defense

    In honor of CNBC's 25th anniversary, Peter Arment, Sterne Agee, looks at the innovation of the F-35 and how it will impact the defense sector in the future. CNBC's Jane Wells provide prospective.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.