Defense Aerospace & Defense


  • US opens door to more weapon sales to Gulf Sunday, 8 Dec 2013 | 8:11 AM ET
    US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

    The U.S. defense secretary, has opened the door to more weapons sales to the Gulf states, as Washington seeks to convince allies of its commitment to the Iran nuclear talks. The Financial Times reports.

  • Pilot use of automation eyed in air crashes Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computers that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're sometimes unprepared to take control.

  • US cautions airlines flying over East China Sea Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 4:23 PM ET
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki briefs the media

    The State Department also said it is trying to determine whether new rules from Beijing apply to other than military aircraft.

  • Boeing warns of engine icing risk on some planes Saturday, 23 Nov 2013 | 4:41 AM ET
    Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

    Boeing advised airlines about a risk of engine icing problems on its new 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner planes with engines made by General Electric.

  • Would own engine maker Rolls-Royce: Gabelli Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    Would own Rolls-Royce: Gabelli on engine industry

    Which engine vendors for Boeing and Airbus have staying power? Mario Gabelli, Gamco Investors, weighs in.

  • Cramer: This stock has years of upside Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    "The 777 is a money plane," and Boeing will make "a fortune" on each one it sells, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday.

  • Cramer: Boeing best performer in Dow Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 9:16 AM ET
    Cramer: Boeing, best performer in Dow

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew discusses Boeing's new 777, with Jim Cramer calling Boeing the U.S.' "greatest manufacturer."

  • Pisani's market open: Dow hits 16,000 Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 9:09 AM ET
    Pisani's market open: Dow hits 16,000

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks ahead at what's moving in the markets and covers "bubble" signs. Also, Pisani talks about what the sudden drop in the Russell 2000 means.

  • 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.

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.