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  • OTTAWA/ WASHINGTON, Feb 14- U.S. weapons maker General Dynamics Corp has won a contract worth up to $13 billion for its Canadian division to build light-armored vehicles for Saudi Arabia, in what Ottawa said was the largest advanced manufacturing export win in Canadian history.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Boeing Co is mounting a last-ditch campaign to convince U.S. lawmakers to buy more fighter jets and stave off a shutdown of a St. Louis production line after the U.S. Navy failed to fund the jets.

  • Drone exports face restrictions     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

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

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The U.S. Defense Department said on Friday it would conduct environmental impact studies for four possible missile defense sites in the eastern United States but stressed it had not yet decided to proceed with construction.

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 28- India is set to become the first country since World War Two to buy a military aircraft from Japan, helping Prime Minister Shinzo Abe end a ban on weapons exports that has kept his country's defence contractors out of foreign markets.

  • Navigating defense earnings     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ATHENS, Jan 3- Greece will overhaul arms procurement to make it more transparent, Defence Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Friday, after a wide-ranging corruption inquiry led to the arrest of a former defence official and two arms dealers.

  • Snowden 'just an aberration': Booz Allen CEO Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    National Security Agency building in Fort Meade, Md.

    Former security contractor Edward Snowden's leaks did not hurt business at his former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton's CEO told CNBC on Thursday.

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

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

  • ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Dec 23- The U.S. Air Force had great expectations for the Expeditionary Combat Support System when it launched the project in 2005. This accountants' silver bullet, the Air Force predicted a year later, "will fundamentally revolutionize the way the Air Force provides logistics support."

  • HONG KONG, Dec 22- Chinese leader Xi Jinping has exhorted the People's Liberation Army "to get ready to fight and win wars" and "to win regional warfare under information technology-oriented conditions." China had help- and it came from European Union headquarters in Brussels, just down the road from Leuven.

  • FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec 19- The tilt-rotor. aircraft that Textron Inc's Bell Helicopter is designing for a U.S. army competition would help troops travel longer distances as the military shifts focus to the Asia-Pacific region, a company official said.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Dec 18- Brazil awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab AB on Wednesday to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets, a surprise coup for the Swedish company after news of U.S. spying on Brazilians helped derail Boeing's chances for the deal. In addition to Chicago- based Boeing Co, France's Dassault Aviation SA was a contender for the contract.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Dec 18- Brazil on Wednesday awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab AB to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets, a surprise coup for the Swedish company after news of U.S. spying on Brazilians helped derail Boeing's chances for the deal. In addition to Chicago- based Boeing, France's Dassault Aviation was a contender for the contract.

  • Saab wins deal to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    The Brazilian Air Force will enter negotiations to finalize a contract for Saab's Gripen NG, which edged out bids by France's Dassault Aviation SA and Chicago- based Boeing Co..

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 18- Brazil on Wednesday is expected to announce it chose Sweden's Saab to supply its Air Force with a new generation of fighter jets, according to a Brazilian government source.

  • 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.

  • MANAMA, Dec 7- The United States has a proven and enduring commitment to Middle East security, backed by diplomatic engagement and a fierce array of warplanes, ships, tanks, artillery and 35,000 troops, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told Gulf Arab leaders on Saturday.

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