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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- Facing tight budgets and a shrinking military, the United States said on Thursday it was ending operations at an air base in Britain and handing it and 14 other sites in Europe back to their home governments. In the biggest one, the Pentagon said it would leave RAF Mildenhall northeast of London, home to tanker, reconnaissance and special...

  • Meet Lockheed Martin's fleet of firefighting drones Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Meet Lockheed Martin's fleet of firefighting drones

    Lockheed Martin wants to use its unmanned helicopter--the K-Max--as a firefighting tool. Check out the drone in action in video courtesy of Lockheed.

  • Here's the new US price tag for the war against ISIS Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:26 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    There are signs that the Obama administration is getting ready to up the ante against ISIS - at a cost of up to an additional $40 billion a year.

  • Bombs away: US spends millions a day to fight ISIS Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    A file photo of an F-22 fighter jet

    The cost of the American military campaign against ISIS likely has passed $1 billion.

  • Boeing-Lockheed to team with Bezos to take on space Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Amazon's Jeff Bezos

    A joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin plans to develop a new rocket engine with a company run by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.

  • Lockheed F-35 won't debut at UK air show: Pentagon Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    A worker checks the landing gear of a model of a F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter jet, produced by Lockheed Martin Corp., as it stands on display prior to the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, U.K., July 13, 2014.

    The Pentagon has decided not to send Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters to a UK air show amid mechanical problems with the weapons project.

  • Drone boom? These names may benefit, pro says Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    With the FAA drafting rules to permit the use of commercial drones, one pro has her eye on these names.

  • Why are space companies flocking to Colorado? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    The annual National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Colorado is trying to outbid rival states like Florida and New Mexico for a bigger slice of the commercial aerospace industry pie.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Street awaits Lockheed Martin's earnings Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Street awaits Lockheed Martin's earnings

    Lockheed Martin reports earnings Tuesday. CNBC's Jane Wells reports earnings are expected to rise 9 percent.

  • Technology won't stop the next Snowden Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden appears by remote-controlled robot at a TED conference in Vancouver, March 18, 2014.

    Two espionage experts argue that understanding motive is as important as tech solutions to stopping the next Edward Snowden.

  • Defense stocks may now be a strong defensive play Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    Joint Strike Fighter F-35 Lightning II on the deck of USS Wasp, Aug. 28, 2013.

    The Ukraine crisis is a reminder that defense sector stocks can be a strong defensive play. Consider the strong outlook for Lockheed Martin.

  • US defense budget Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    US defense budget

    President Obama is expected to release his full year 2015 budget on Tuesday. CNBC's Jane Wells reports defense stocks were up on a down market day today.

  • Chart of the Day: US military dollars vs the world Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    A U.S. Navy technician walks past a row of F/A-18 Super Hornet combat jets, aboard the USS George Washington aircraft carrier near Eastern Samar, the Philippines, Nov. 20, 2013.

    The U.S. spent more than $600 billion on its military forces in 2012, the latest figures available. Here's a look at where the money went.

  • BAE stock tumble: buying opportunity? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    BAE stock tumble: buying opportunity?

    Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, says the falloff in BAE Systems' stock after a profit warning is overdone, because the U.S.'s defense cutbacks are old news.