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  • Windows for drones? One start-up is dreaming big Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    A Predator drone, operated by the U.S. Office of Air and Marine, near the Mexican border.

    Los Angeles-based start-up DreamHammer has created Ballista, which aims to become the Windows or Android of unmanned aerial systems.

  • US in Honeywell probe over export, import controls Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 8:50 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin's F-35.

    The U.S. is investigating export and import procedures at Honeywell after the firm included Chinese parts in equipment it built for the F-35 jet.

  • Tornado fighter jets containing 3-D-printed parts have flown for the first time, defense giant BAE Systems said.

  • US put China-made parts in F-35 fighter program Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 4:49 PM ET
    Lockheed Martin's F-35.

    The Pentagon waived laws banning Chinese-built components on US weapons to keep the F-35 fighter program on track in 2012 and 2013, a report said.

  • FireEye buys cyberforensics firm for $1 billion Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 5:31 AM ET
    A building in a Shanghai suburb that is reportedly a center of cyberespionage.

    FireEye acquired Mandiant, the computer forensics specialist best known for unveiling a secret Chinese military unit believed to be behind hacking attacks on U.S. companies.

  • No measurable impact from Snowden: Booz Allen CEO Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    No measurable impact from Snowden controversy: CEO

    Ralph Shrader, Booz Allen Hamilton CEO, discusses former employee Edward Snowden and the impact the negative press had on its business. Shrader also weighs in on the challenges of potential defense cuts.

  • 2014 Defense industry predictions Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 3:45 PM ET
    2014 Defense industry predictions

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares her predictions for the defense industry in 2014 and weighs in how international sales impact Lockheed's bottom line.

  • Japan to push out first ever security agenda Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 6:19 PM ET
    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.

  • USS Cowpens

    Japan and Southeast Asian countries called for freedom of the air and sea on Saturday, as China's military assertiveness raises tensions.

  • Russia eyes Arctic in global energy power struggle Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's military to increase its focus on the Arctic and finish plans to upgrade military bases there.

  • US opens door to more weapon sales to Gulf Sunday, 8 Dec 2013 | 8:11 AM ET
    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.

  • China-Japan island dispute: Is it worrying? Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    China-Japan island dispute: Is it worrying?

    Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, discusses escalating tensions between Japan and China over an island dispute.

  • China's new 'strategic space' tests US and allies Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 10:22 AM ET
    A U.S. B-52 bomber

    Beijing is now confronting strategic assumptions that have governed the Western Pacific region since World War Two.

  • China sends military jets into disputed air space Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 8:15 PM ET
    China sends military jets into disputed air space

    The hottest spot in the East China Sea appears to be a bunch of uninhabited islands. CNBC's Bernie Lo and Deirdre Wang Morris discuss Beijing's latest move to send fighter jets into the area.

  • Goodbye, old guard: Defense mergers may be coming Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    A General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon undergoes testing in the United States prior to delivery to the Pakistan Air Force.

    The Pentagon faces the retirement of its de facto chief operating officer, and his exit could have a big impact on the defense industry.

  • Lockheed Martin to cut 4,000 jobs Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 1:12 PM ET
    Lockheed Martin to cut 4,000 jobs

    Lockheed Martin announced major job cuts around the U.S. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Lockheed's CEO Marillyn Hewson regrets facility closings and layoffs.

  • Lockheed cuts 4,000 jobs as US govt spending wanes Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 9:28 AM ET

    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.

  • Pentagon hits major milestone Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Pentagon hits major milestone

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that or the first time an F-35 dropped a 500 pound laser guided bomb and successfully connected with its target on the ground.

  • Changing the nature of warfare—a goggle at a time Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    One defense contractor is betting on high-tech solutions to help improve military intelligence in a world where less money will be spent on bullets.

  • Fed increases security Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    Fed increases security

    The Fed is putting additional controls on its media security procedures, reports CNBC's Seema Mody. Also, Boeing and Lockheed Martin are teaming up on a new contract.

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