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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • LAX

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

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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.