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  • Supply Chain Risks Still Loom: Expert Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 7:58 AM ET
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    The aeronautical industry is not experiencing a production bubble in the commercial sector, but supply will need to keep up with demand, David Baxt, Global Head of Aerospace and Defense at Jefferies, told CNBC.

  • Here's One Battle Plan for Defense Spending Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 6:48 AM ET
    Here's One Battle Plan for Defense Spending

    Rep. Buck McKeon, (R-CA), reveals how uncertainties about future defense contracts are taking its toll on the U.S. economy.

  • Farnborough: Spectacular Stunts, Impressive Orders? Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
    The F-16 is one of the world's most popular military aircraft, with the fighter jet sold to 24 countries, according to Lockheed-Martin. The US Air Force's F-16C pictured here was on display in the Department of Defense exhibition corral, where attendees had a chance to live out some fighter-pilot fantasies by getting a tour of the plane and the cockpit.The success of the F-16 contrasts with concerns about Lockheed's joint strike fighter program that has seen costs per plane balloon from early es

    Despite the United States’ dominance of the aerospace and defense industry, the UK’s biennial Farnborough air show, along with the Paris show, remains one of the biggest events on the calendar.

  • European Austerity May Clip Defense Sector Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:19 AM ET
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    Defense manufacturers suffered a further blow on Wednesday as the UK became the latest European nation to announce military cutbacks as part of austerity measures.

  • Big Show for Boeing's New Boss Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:16 PM ET
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    The world's No. 2 aircraft maker put top salesman Ray Conner in charge of its commercial plane unit only last week, and faces international customers' questions on how it plans to replace its successful but aging 777 mini-jumbo.

  • Airbus Shrugs Off Doubts Over A350 Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
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    The new chief executive of Airbus says he is ready to “bet” that the European aircraft maker’s planned new A350 widebody passenger jet will not suffer the same three-year delay that Boeing had with its 787 Dreamliner, the Financial Times reports.

  • Paul Ryan Blames Democrats for Debt Woes Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:47 PM ET
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    Asked what he would be willing to give up to address the U.S. debt crisis, Rep. Paul Ryan stood his ground Tuesday and insisted it was Democrats who needed to cede ground.

  • European Forces Strike Pirate Base in Somalia Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    European Union forces on Tuesday attacked a Somali pirate base for the first time, using a combat helicopter to strafe several of the signature fiberglass skiffs that the pirates use to hijack ships, the New York Times reports.

  • From War to Wall Street Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:48 PM ET
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    Although there are no shortages of veteran hiring initiatives on Wall Street, very few banks have hiring programs specifically for combat veterans. Despite all the hype, vets still have to apply online like everyone else and compete against other civilian job seekers, who typically have more relevant industry experience than they do.

  • The Rise in Girls with Guns Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 2:41 PM ET
    The Rise in Girls with Guns

    Gun shops across the country are holding "Ladies Nights," as the number of women who own guns increases. CNBC's Diana Olick explains.

  • In the ‘Cockpit’ of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
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    I know that spending potentially a trillion dollars over 50+ years to create and support a single jet program may sound a tad...excessive, but...wouldn't you want to fly one?

  • Immelt: Why GE Believes in Hiring Our Heroes Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 3:06 PM ET
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    "Veterans have led in the field; they can lead in a factory or research facility. Veterans believe in getting the job done and doing it in the right way," writes GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.

  • U.S. Veterans, Afghanistan

    Two mortgage brokers in Georgia became instant millionaires after successfully suing banks for defrauding military veterans in Veterans administration home loans by hiding unallowable fees in mortgage documents.

  • Cramer Drills Down on Lockheed Martin Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 6:25 PM ET
    Cramer Drills Down on Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin can rally despite big budget cuts at the Pentagon thanks to the election year trade, says Mad Money's Cramer. It's a binary trade, and investors need to think of it as a short-term trade, not a long-term investment.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    CNBC.com Market Outlook

    The week's top business news and investing advice, including top picks for 2012 and defense, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.

  • Defense Sector: Buy or Sell? Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 4:45 PM ET
    Defense Sector: Buy or Sell?

    Credit Suisse says Mitt Romney is the best candidate for the defense industry, but some companies aren't waiting to see who wins the 2012 election, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Brian Ruttenbur, Morgan Keegan & Co., and Cai von Rumohr, Cowen & Co., discuss whether defense stocks are poised to fall or rise.

  • Cramer Identifies a Theme for Up or Down Days Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:59 PM ET

    Cramer outlines an investment idea that works when the market goes higher and allows investors to fall back on it when the averages fall.

  • Politics: November to Remember Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:38 PM ET
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    Romney squeaks to victory, the GOP takes Congress, Obama raises taxes and the Fed keeps rates on hold.

  • Super Defense Budget Cuts ahead Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 11:15 AM ET
    Super Defense Budget Cuts ahead

    How a likely failure of the Super Committee could have a major impact on the defense budget, with former defense secretary William Cohen, The Cohen Group CEO.

  • Ripple from Defense Cuts    Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 1:37 PM ET

    If defense spending gets cut, it could impact more companies than just big defense firms, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

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