Business Defense


  • Drone exports face restrictions

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports how drone restrictions are impacting U.S. drone makers.

  • Always wanted to see what it's like to pilot an aircraft or a military helicopter? CNBC's Sri Jegarajah tries out the various flight simulations at the Singapore Airshow 2014.

  • How US could benefit from Asia defense agenda

    Andrew Shapiro, Founder & MD at Beacon Global Strategies, says U.S. companies stand to benefit from rising Asian defense spending.

  • Growth, not politics, is driving Asia defence: Airbus

    Christian Scherer, Head of Commercial at Airbus Defense and Space, explains why economic growth, not regional tensions, is fueling Asia's need for defense technology.

  • Raytheon: Lots of interest for Asia defense deals

    John Harris, CEO at Raytheon International, says precision weapon systems and surveillance programs are some of the sectors drawing interest at the Singapore Airshow.

  • Private jets are a business tool: Embraer

    Jose Eduardo Costas, Vice President of Market Intelligence, Executive Jets, at Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer discusses the growth of private jets in emerging markets.

  • Is the US F-35 program vulnerable to budget cuts?

    Frank Kendall, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, warns that the rate of production for the F-35 program might slow.

  • Defense spending around the world is expected to rise for the first time since 2009 in 2014, as Asian and Middle Eastern countries buy up weapons.

  • In its surveillance for terrorism suspects, the NSA has been trying to exploit a basic byproduct of modern telecommunications. NYT reports.

  • Navigating defense earnings

    CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at earnings from defense companies Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, and previews the defense earnings calendar for next week.

  • President Barack Obama addresses changes to the NSA's data collection.

    The president also announced that communication providers will be allowed to share more information about the government's data requests.

  • Obama will say Friday he has decided that the government should not hold bulk telephone metadata.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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

    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

    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.

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