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  • LANGKAWI, Malaysia, March 22- France's Rafale fighter jet is emerging as the frontrunner as Malaysia looks to replace its aging fleet of combat aircraft, a source in the Southeast Asian nation's defence ministry said on Wednesday, despite narrowing its defence spending this year. French President Francois Hollande was expected to make a pitch for the Rafale,...

  • LANGKAWI, Malaysia, March 22- France's Rafale fighter jet is emerging as the frontrunner as Malaysia looks to replace its aging fleet of combat aircraft, a source in the Southeast Asian nation's defense ministry said on Wednesday, despite narrowing its defense spending this year. French President Francois Hollande was expected to make a pitch for the Rafale,...

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • The U.S. Air Force this week hosted allies and partners in Hawaii for a symposium on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which can sneak undetected behind enemy radar. The Air Force will use the F-35 to replace the A-10 and the F-16, and say it represents a "quantum leap" in air combat capability over these older planes. The F-35 is being built in different configurations...

  • Although Congress must approve the $13.5 bln request and is likely to make changes, Boeing Co would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the administration's proposal, which included $2.4 billion for 24 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet jet fighters. The Navy will use the additional money to bolster its aging fleet of fighters, Lieutenant General Anthony Ierardi, the...

  • March 16- Nearly half of President Donald Trump's 2017 $30 billion supplemental defense budget proposal- $13.5 billion- would go to buy and modernize warplanes, warships and missiles. Although Congress must approve the request and is likely to make changes, Lockheed Martin is one of the biggest beneficiaries in the administration's proposal, which includes a...

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  • The hermit kingdom's forays into nuclear weapons are of grave concern, William Cohen tells CNBC.

  • Where the jobs are: Shipbuilding

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on how President Trump's vow to rebuild America's military bodes well for one of the nation's largest shipbuilders.

  • Trump's military spending pledge

    William Cohen, former U.S. Defense secretary, talks about Trump's plans to increase military budget.

  • North Korean military participates in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang on October 12, 2015.

    I would put that as one of the most treacherous spots on the planet right now, says William Cohen, former U.S. Defense secretary, talks about the impeachment of South Korea's president and the political uncertainty it has created in the area.

  • BERLIN, March 7- Germany's defence ministry on Tuesday told lawmakers it would not complete a contract with European weapons maker MBDA for a multi-billion euro missile defence system during the current legislative period as planned, ministry sources said. Coming at a time when NATO is beefing up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears of a greater...

  • BERLIN, March 7- Germany's defense ministry on Tuesday told lawmakers it would not complete a contract with European weapons maker MBDA for a multi-billion euro missile defense system during the current legislative period as planned, ministry sources said. Coming at a time when NATO is beefing up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears of a greater...

  • BERLIN, March 7- Germany's defence ministry on Tuesday told lawmakers it would not complete a contract with European weapons maker MBDA for a multi-billion euro missile defence system during the current legislative period as planned, ministry sources said. Coming at a time when NATO is beefing up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears of about a greater...

  • BERLIN, March 7- Germany's defense ministry on Tuesday told lawmakers it would not complete a contract with European weapons maker MBDA for a multi-billion euro missile defense system during the current legislative period as planned, ministry sources said. Coming at a time when NATO is beefing up its presence in eastern Europe due to fears of about a greater...

  • What's working: Seek sweet spot in financials

    Jason Trennert Strategas Research Partners, reveals where he is finding value and why markets are likely to move higher from here.

  • Defense under Trump administration

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on which defense names could benefit from increased military spending as outlined by the president in his address to Congress.

  • The Trump military build-up

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the effect on defense stocks following talk from President Trump on beefing up military spending in the budget.

  • President Donald Trump discusses the federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    President Trump intends to sharply increase U.S. defense spending for the coming fiscal year, the New York Times reported late on Sunday.