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  • Industry executives and defense officials said they expected the Army to announce an initial contract valued at up to $9 billion late on Tuesday for 17,000 of 55,000 vehicles to be built for the Army and Marine Corps in coming years,. The Pentagon's Defense Acquisition Board, led by chief arms buyer Frank Kendall, met on Tuesday to review the acquisition...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Monday said a contract for a new long-range bomber would be awarded soon, and the project would not be considered a "new start" program that could be halted if Congress fails to pass a budget for fiscal 2016.. Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, is competing against a team made up of Boeing Co and...

  • Veterans do better in job market than you think Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    US Marines military

    For those enlisted servicemen and servicewomen who muster out, job prospects have improved as the overall recovery continues to put more Americans to work.

  • Second half playbook: Defense Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 3:46 PM ET
    Second half playbook: Defense

    What to expect out of the defense sector in the second half of the year, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Robots rise to the next level—with $2M on the line Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    A robot competes during the DARPA Robot Challenge.

    A robotics contest on Friday will pit robots against each other to carry out complicated, disaster-related tasks.

  • The new arms race in the South China Sea Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    An Indonesian naval vessel.

    Defense spending among nations in the South China Sea region is rising, but most of it isn't going to the United States.

  • Does Elon Musk have one more trick up his sleeve? Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida January 10, 2015.

    Elon Musk's venture is taking off as it snares major space contracts. Now rivals like UAL and Blue Origin are vying for the niche market.

  • The new space race: SpaceX vs Boeing Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:57 PM ET
    SpaceX Dragon attached to International Space Station

    NASA has asked Boeing and SpaceX to develop and operate space "taxis" that will cut out a dependence on Russia.

  • Meet Lockheed Martin's fleet of firefighting drones Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Meet Lockheed Martin's fleet of firefighting drones

    Lockheed Martin wants to use its unmanned helicopter--the K-Max--as a firefighting tool. Check out the drone in action in video courtesy of Lockheed.

  • Here's the new US price tag for the war against ISIS Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:26 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    There are signs that the Obama administration is getting ready to up the ante against ISIS - at a cost of up to an additional $40 billion a year.

  • Bombs away: US spends millions a day to fight ISIS Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    A file photo of an F-22 fighter jet

    The cost of the American military campaign against ISIS likely has passed $1 billion.

  • Boeing-Lockheed to team with Bezos to take on space Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos

    A joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin plans to develop a new rocket engine with a company run by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.

  • Lockheed F-35 won't debut at UK air show: Pentagon Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    A worker checks the landing gear of a model of a F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter jet, produced by Lockheed Martin Corp., as it stands on display prior to the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, U.K., July 13, 2014.

    The Pentagon has decided not to send Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters to a UK air show amid mechanical problems with the weapons project.

  • Drone boom? These names may benefit, pro says Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    With the FAA drafting rules to permit the use of commercial drones, one pro has her eye on these names.

  • Why are space companies flocking to Colorado? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    The annual National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Colorado is trying to outbid rival states like Florida and New Mexico for a bigger slice of the commercial aerospace industry pie.

  • Rise of robot military Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    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.

  • The next 25 years in defense Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    The next 25 years in defense

    Peter Skibitski, Drexel Hamilton defense analyst, shares his thoughts on the future of the defense industry.

  • Future face of defense industry Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Future face of defense industry

    From drones to robot armies, CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at what the U.S. defense industry might look like in 25 years.

  • House rejects Pentagon's pay, weapons cuts Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    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.

  • SpaceX to govt: Stop buying Russian rocket engines Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    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.