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

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

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it would delay the commissioning of the North Dakota, a new Virginia-class submarine that was due to enter active service on May 31, to carry out more design work and resolve quality problems with certain components.

  • SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine, April 14- Armed pro-Russian separatists seized more buildings in eastern Ukraine on Monday, expanding their control after the government failed to follow through on threatened military crackdown leaving Moscow's partisans essentially unopposed.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- Sikorsky Aircraft said on Wednesday the U.S. Navy's plan to skip orders for 29 MH-60 helicopters in the final year of a five-year contract could undermine the industry's willingness to sign such cost-saving agreements in the future.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The U.S. Air Force general who runs the F-35 fighter jet program for the Pentagon said he expected to reach agreements with both Lockheed Martin Corp and engine-maker Pratt& Whitney by the end of May for the next order of fighter planes.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The U.S. Air Force general who runs the F-35 fighter jet program for the Pentagon said he expected to reach agreement with both Lockheed Martin Corp and engine-maker Pratt& Whitney by the end of May for the next order of fighter planes.

  • The Defense Department decided it could skip further orders for Boeing's F/A-18 fighter jets and EA-18G electronic attack planes after concluding that a halt in their production would not jeopardize suppliers for other big weapons programs, said Elana Broitman, the Pentagon's top industrial base official.

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.