SAN DIEGO, Calif.— J. Robert Beyster, a scientist-turned-entrepreneur who founded a small technology firm called Science Applications International Corp. and built it into one of the largest, most influential defense contractors in the country, has died at age 90.. Beyster died Monday of natural causes at his San Diego home, according to a statement from his...» Read More
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.
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.
Excalibur Almaz will charge wannabe astronauts an average of £100 million for a six to eight month journey exploring deep space
NASA killed a new X-ray telescope mission on Thursday, two years before its planned launch.
Amid the uproar about unmanned aircraft, researchers have been experimenting with the technology for years in many fields including combat.
As the two longest wars in American history come to a close, and defense spending decelerates, defense contractors are quickly devising ways to alter their war-time technology for commercial and civilian use.
Private space company SpaceX launched its "Falcon 9" rocket today. CNBC's Jane Wells discusses which defense companies face government cuts this year, and Jeff Kilburg, Kilburg Capital, weighs in on how to play the sector.
For the first time, a private company will launch a rocket to the International Space Station, sending it on a grocery run this weekend that could be the shape of things to come for America's space program.
The Farnborough International Airshow is the largest airshow of the year in Europe featuring military and civilian aircraft.
In this Guest Blog, former CEO Carly Fiorina shares her thoughts on the announcement that several tech billionaires are going to bankroll a venture to mine asteroids writing, "thank goodness America still has visionaries who understand that we must lead in space."
Check out Cramer's interview with chairman and CEO Dave Cote.
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?
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo announces Alcoa's Q1 revenue earnings at $6.0 billion and speaks to Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman/CEO.
The RBC plant has nearly 200 workers building and supplying ball bearings to plane makers around the world. Bearings are critical parts in airplanes and their engines. From the flaps on a wing going up or down, to the landing gear moving into place there are scores of bearings in every plane.
"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.
Drone aircraft could see a lift from a new FAA ruling allowing routine flights, and Aerovironment was one way to play it.
A new law could require the Federal Aviation Administration to allow drones to be used in the national air space. Discussing the commercial possibilities, with Timothy Conver, Aerovironment chairman/CEO. Also, a trade update on BMW and Daimler, with Fast Money's Karen Finerman.
How could this defense company's stock rally despite big budget cuts at the Pentagon? Cramer has some answers.
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.
It's not too late to be an astronaut — two universities are offering six lucky applicants the chance to be astronauts in ... Hawaii! Just one little catch: How are your cooking skills?
The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.
A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.