Defense Aerospace & Defense


  • Lockheed Martin's F-35.

    The U.S. is investigating export and import procedures at Honeywell after the firm included Chinese parts in equipment it built for the F-35 jet.

  • Alcoa is about to get crushed: Kilburg

    Alcoa is paying $384 million to settle a bribery scandal in the Middle East. Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial founder & CEO, and John Spallanzani GFI Group director, debate the play on Alcoa. Kilburg says there is too much inventory in the aluminum space for the stock to gain.

  • Travelers wait in line to check-in for flights at O'Hare International Airport.

    The massive flight delays and cancellations this month due to the winter storms and then the bitter cold have cost the airlines and passengers $1.4 billion, according to masFlight.

  • Machinists union members and supporters cheer at a rally asking members to vote against a proposed contract Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Seattle.

    The rift between the local and national offices of the IAM has become bigger due to differing approaches taken while dealing with the new Boeing labor contract.

  • An information board showing canceled flights at JFK on Jan. 6, 2014.

    Airlines canceled more than 4,400 flights on Monday as extreme cold in the Midwest and Northeast froze fuel lines.

  • Tornado fighter jets containing 3-D-printed parts have flown for the first time, defense giant BAE Systems said.

  • If the workers accept, Boeing would build its new 777X jetliner and wings in the Seattle area, where it has built aircraft for more than 90 years.

  • 2014 Defense industry predictions

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares her predictions for the defense industry in 2014 and weighs in how international sales impact Lockheed's bottom line.

  • This Feb. 7 2012 photo shows the Hawker Beechcraft headquarters in Wichita, Kan. The aircraft maker filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, May 3, 2012 after reaching agreement with the majority of its secured lenders and bondholders to restructure its massive debt. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle/, Fernando Salazar)

    Textron said it will buy aircraft maker Beechcraft for about $1.4 billion in cash, in a deal that sees Textron expand its aviation business.

  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee personally met with an Airbus executive recently to discuss how the state and the Boeing rival can work together.

  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Norwegian Air said one of its Boeing Dreamliners was grounded in the US, the latest in a string of technical problems to hit the new plane.

  • Airbus A350

    Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier hopes the European Central Bank (ECB) will advance its efforts to support the region's economy in 2014, he told CNBC.

  • Boeing and Airbus square off at the 2013 Paris Air Show.

    Dennis Muilenburg will be named president and COO of Boeing, the "heir apparent" to the company's chief executive, Jim McNerney.

  • Japan to push out first ever security agenda

    Japan is set to announce its first ever national security strategy on Tuesday amid heightened tension with China. CNBC's Tokyo Bureau Chief Kaori Enjoji has more.

  • American International Group is selling aircraft leasing business to AerCap in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $5.4 billion.

  • China lands first unmanned lunar probe

    China has boldly gone where only the U.S. and Russia have gone the Moon. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris has more.

  • Europe risks losing its global standing if it doesn't come up with a unified defense policy, experts have warned.

  • CEO Doug Parker tells CNBC that "as long as demand stays the same, nothing should happen to prices."

  • Inmarsat launches landmark satellite

    U.K. satellite operator Inmarsat launched the world's biggest commercial space operation over the weekend as part of a new telecoms network. Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce joins CNBC to discuss.

  • An A380 aircraft under construction at an EADS factory in Toulouse, France

    European aerospace group EADS has announced plans to cut 5,800 jobs at its Airbus Defence and Space Unit by the end of 2016.

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.