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  • Egyptian bloodshed leaves Lockheed F-16s in limbo Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 10:46 AM ET
    File photo of an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

    Bloodshed on the streets of Egypt is delaying completion of a lucrative deal to sell Lockheed Martin F-16s to the troubled U.S. ally.

  • Defense stocks on a roll  Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 8:22 AM ET

    Despite sequestration concerns, the defense industry has developed strategies which are attracting some investors. Carter Copeland, Barclays analyst, has the plays.

  • Defense contractor stocks overextended: Technician Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 6:28 PM ET

    The upward momentum in defense contractor stocks, and two names in particular, may have run out, Carter Braxton Worth of Oppenheimer says.

  • Sequester impact showing  Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on signs showing the sequester is having an impact on private sector defense jobs. Sources saw a slowdown in defense job growth beginning in the Spring.

  • Lockheed Martin reports 10% profit jump  Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:28 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin shares hit a new 52-week high, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. The sequester is not impacting the defense contractor's cash cow.

  • Leaks Pose a Big Financial Risk for Booz Allen Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 5:58 PM ET
    Former National Intelligence Director John McConnell, testifying before the Senate in 2007, is vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton.

    When Edward Snowden leaked details of a huge government surveillance programs, it presented not just a security debate for the U.S., but a public relations problem for Booz Allen.

  • Snowden Steps Out  Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 2:10 PM ET

    The Department of Justice says an investigation into the NSA leaks is underway, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. CNBC's Herb Greenberg, provides perspective on Booz Allen Hamilton's competitors.

  • The Beltway Spy Biz  Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 1:14 PM ET

    Booz Allen Hamilton is deeply intertwined with the intelligence community, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. A look at just how much the intelligence community outsources to private companies.

  • US Defense Companies Go On Overseas Offensive Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 1:59 PM ET
    A United States Army missile defense system.

    As American defense companies prepare to feel the ill effects of the sequester on their bottom lines, the companies are increasingly looking to court new customers abroad.

  • So Where's the Pain From Sequester Cuts? Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    Warnings of massive job layoffs and another recession were all the talk when sequestration began in March. But so far the impact of government cutbacks seems a lot less than was predicted.

  • Playing Defense on the Dow  Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    Of the Dow 30 companies, only Boeing and United Technologies are strongly in defense, but they're hardly pure plays, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Play Defense: Stock Picks and Pans  Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    Cai Von Rumohr, Cowen and Company analyst, talks about what investors should consider before buying stock in the defense sector.

  • Santelli: Should GOP Agree With Ike?  Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Bill Frezza, Huffington Post columnist, about why Republicans should back a plan to cut defense spending.

  • The Lockheed Martin Corp. facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Defense shares have continued to be positive going into earnings season (Boeing aside due to 787 problems), even though most analysts believe earnings will be lower than a year ago.

  • All Dreamliners Grounded  Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    The FAA has grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliners, but the stock is making a comeback today after yesterday's drop, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Dreamliner Grounded: What's Next?  Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Boeing is not planning to change its 787 production schedule despite recent problems, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Ken Herbert, aerospace analyst at Imperial Capital, weighs in.

  • Boeing Defends 787  Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:10 PM ET

    Boeing defends use of lithium ion batteries on Dreamliner jets, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Mary Schiavo, aviation attorney, weighs in.

  • Defense: Who's Affected by These Cuts?  Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells explains what areas of defense remain vulnerable.

  • US Arms Sales to Asia Set to Boom on Pacific 'Pivot' Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:52 AM ET
    f-35 JSF

    U.S. sales of warplanes, anti-missile systems and other costly weapons to China's and North Korea's neighbors appear set for significant growth amid regional security jitters.

  • Pentagon Gears Up for Big Layoffs  Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 1:28 PM ET

    The Pentagon is getting ready to lay off hundreds of thousands of employees, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.