Defense Aerospace & Defense


  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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 Rolls-Royce: Gabelli on engine industry

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

  • "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

    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

    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 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.