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  • Lockheed Struggling to Deliver F-35 Jet Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:02 AM ET
    f-35 JSF

    Lockheed Martin Corp's new F-35 fighter jet has completed over a third of its planned flight tests, but it is still facing problems with the helmet needed to fly the plane, software development and weapons integration, according to a report by the Pentagon's chief weapons tester.

  • Dreamliner Unlikely to Be Grounded: Analysts Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:50 PM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    The FAA's special review of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is significant but not so unusual that the new jet is in danger of being grounded, airline analysts told CNBC Friday.

  • US Defends Dreamliner, Despite Safety Review Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    Even as the federal government was announcing a new reliability review of Boeing's new 787, the Secretary of Transportation was defending the safety of the Dreamliner.

  • FAA Will Review Boeing 787 Dreamliner Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:21 PM ET
    United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    The FAA will conduct a special review of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner power system, CNBC has learned from sources Thursday. The review will likely examine the design and manufacturing process of the plane, and could take several weeks, perhaps even a couple of months.

  • Five Major Investment Themes For 2013 Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:15 AM ET
    Five Major Investment Themes For 2013

    Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, discusses the five investment themes investors need to heed in the coming year, including buying on big dips and a drop in earnings on the S&P 500.

  • Cramer’s Sky-High Idea for Investors Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 6:06 PM ET

    Look up, potential profits may be overhead. Jim Cramer doesn't want you to miss it.

  • Boeing Confident About 787 Despite 'Teething Problems' Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 4:04 PM ET
    United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    A senior Boeing engineer said Wednesday the plane maker has "extreme confidence" in the 787 Dreamliner, despite three of mishaps this week, including a battery fire.

  • AMR Cites 'Significant' Rise in Value, Mulls Options Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    AMR Corp, the parent of American Airlines, said brighter business prospects might let equity holders receive some value from its reorganization.

  • After 787 Fire, Another Dreamliner Has Fuel Leak Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:49 PM ET
    United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    A fuel leak forced a Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines to return to the gate at Boston's Logan International Airport Tuesday, canceling its scheduled takeoff in the second mishap in as many days with the new jetliner.

  • Airlines Scrap Clunkers Sooner as Oil Prices Bite Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 4:55 AM ET

    Jets are heading off to their final resting place at a rate similar to cars as airlines scrap aircraft at earlier stages, according to new research.

  • Defense: Who's Affected by These Cuts? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:31 PM ET
    Defense: Who's Affected by These Cuts?

    CNBC's Jane Wells explains what areas of defense remain vulnerable.

  • Pentagon Gears Up for Big Layoffs Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    Pentagon Gears Up for Big Layoffs

    The Pentagon is getting ready to lay off hundreds of thousands of employees, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • How 'Cliff' Will Impact Defense Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 10:24 AM ET
    How 'Cliff' Will Impact Defense

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports Defense cutbacks loom as the Pentagon plans to notify 800 thousand employees of potential furloughs if no deal is reached in a debt deal.

  • Defense in the New Year Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Defense in the New Year

    Defense companies are sure to be affected if we go over the "fiscal cliff" because of automatic spending cuts to the industry, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Defense Stock Plays For the New Year Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 10:17 AM ET
    Defense Stock Plays For the New Year

    Howard Rubel, Jefferies analyst, provides insight on how to play the defense sector.

  • Hundreds of Flights Canceled as Storm Pounds Eastern US Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
    A pedestrian crosses the Smithfiled Street Bridge in Pittsburgh.

    A powerful winter storm forced the cancellation of about 200 U.S. flights on Thursday, as heavy snow and high winds pummeled the northeastern U.S.

  • The Lockheed Martin Corp. facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    With so much government money going to defense companies like Lockheed Martin, it is difficult to imagine a "fiscal cliff" deal that does not cut at least some of the Pentagon's defense budget.

  • Rolls-Royce Could Face Prosecution in Bribery Probe Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 4:42 AM ET

    Aerospace and defense group Rolls-Royce said it was in talks with Britain's Serious Fraud Office over potential corruption involving its intermediaries overseas.

  • Most Expensive Military Programs Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:31 PM ET
    Most Expensive Military Programs

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • Defense Contractors Stockpiling Cash Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Defense Contractors Stockpiling Cash

    Some of the major players in the defense industry are hoarding cash amid fears of going over the fiscal cliff, which would mean major cuts to defense spending. Howard Rubel, Jefferies aerospace and defense analyst, and Patrick McCarthy, FBR Capital Markets senior defense analyst, offer insight.

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. 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.