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  • Japan has a right to defend itself: Abe advisor Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 11:44 PM ET
    National Defense Academy of Japan (NDA) cadets march to class at the NDA campus in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on Monday, April 21, 2014.

    Japan has an "innate right" to defend itself, an advisor to PM Shinzo Abe said, following its steps to move Japan away from its pacifist constitution.

  • Military dream come true: One system, many drones Friday, 16 May 2014 | 7:20 AM ET
    Maintenance personnel check a Predator drone operated by U.S. Office of Air and Marine, before its surveillance flight near the Mexican border in March 2013 from Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz.

    The Defense Department has approved the international sale of drones with an operating system that works on other drones.

  • Living the Dreamhammer Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    Living the Dreamhammer

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports one trend in defense is to operate all systems on one platform. Now some new predator UAVs can be bought with an open operating system created by a tech startup in "Silicon Beach."

  • A 21st century collision course in space Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    A new way to launch microsatellites and space payloads is on the horizon. Boeing is working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to produce this innovative 24-foot (7.3-meter) launch vehicle and conduct flight testing.

    As companies like SpaceX aggressively seek to drive down the cost of space access, new opportunities—and new threats—are emerging in orbit.

  • Virtual reality gets real Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 5:27 PM ET
    Virtual reality gets real

    Celebrating CNBC's 25th anniversary, CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the defense sector will innovate over the next 25 years.

  • Defense testing 'robot soldiers' Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    Defense testing 'robot soldiers'

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the defense department is testing unmanned machines, including the possibility of armed robots which could provide cover for soldiers and marines.

  • CNBC.com hot list: US jet fighter Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    CNBC.com hot list: US jet fighter

    CNBC.com Managing Editor Allen Wastler reports which stories are leading the site, including Jane Wells' piece on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet.

  • Defense in 2039 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    Defense in 2039

    Celebrating CNBC's 25th anniversary, CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the defense sector will innovate over the next 25 years.

  • The US jet fighter that can do it all—maybe Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    An F-35A Lightning II from the 33rd Fighter Wing streaks across the sky above Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. while coming in for landing after a training sortie.

    Technology is important for an aircraft the U.S. and its allies hope will be the backbone of air defense for the next half century.

  • The next 25 years in defense Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    The next 25 years in defense

    In honor of CNBC's 25th anniversary, Peter Arment, Sterne Agee, looks at the innovation of the F-35 and how it will impact the defense sector in the future. CNBC's Jane Wells provide prospective.

  • Future of defense: F-35 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 1:36 PM ET
    Future of defense: F-35

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the defense sector will change over the next 25 years.

  • 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.

  • Defense tech in 2039: The robots are coming Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 10:46 AM ET
    Soldiers of the US Army's 23rd Chemical Battalion (background) wear protective gear to give a demonstration of their equipment as iRobot PackBot (front) moves during a ceremony to recognise their official return to the 2nd Infantry Division located in South Korea, at Camp Stanley in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, on April 4, 2013.

    In 25 years, military robots will operate with more freedom and begin to think for themselves.

  • Meet the man with the Pentagon checkbook Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite

    It's Frank Kendall's job to write checks for programs that will shape U.S. defense forces for the next quarter century.

  • 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.

  • Middle East defense spend set to rocket Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Defense spending in the Middle East and North Africa is set to hit nearly $1 trillion over the next seven years, a new report shows.

  • Macro story for defense stocks: Pro Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Macro story for defense stocks: Pro

    How global unrest has impacted defense stocks, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

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