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  • Gulf States in $123 Billion US Arms Spree Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 10:01 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin's F-35

    The Arab states of the Gulf have embarked on one of the largest re-armament exercises in peacetime history, ordering US weapons worth some $123bn as they seek to counter Iran’s military power.

  • GAO Dismisses Some, Not All of Tanker Protest Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 1:58 PM ET

    CNBC has learned the Government Accountability Office will continue to consider part of a protest in the Air Force tanker refueling competition filed by a small U.S. company proposing a Ukrainian based tanker. However, the GAO is dismissing the most serious accusations made by the firm, U.S. Aerospace, which claim the Air Force engaged in intentional misconduct.

  • Why Honeywell's Stock Tastes Sweet Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 6:39 PM ET

    CEO Dave Cote on the secret to this company's success.

  • The company has partnered with Antonov to turn the AN-70 cargo plane into a tanker which will cost millions less to build, and potentially billions less to maintain, than tankers being offered by Boeing and EADS.

  • Ryanair Crews' Cost-Cutting Idea: Drop the CEO Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 5:48 AM ET
    Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary

    "Ryanair would benefit by saving millions of euros in salary, benefits and stock options," Captain Morgan Fischer, who trains other pilots at Ryanair’s Marseilles base, told the Financial Times.

  • Worst Airline Seats Ever? Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 11:52 AM ET
    SkyRider

    An Italian company called Aviointeriors, which manufactures commercial airline seats, is debuting the SkyRider, a seat with "a 23-inch pitch or less". That means there's 23 inches from your seatback to the one in front of you—at least eight inches shorter than most conventional economy class seats.

  • BAE Puts Platform Solutions Unit Up For Sale Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 6:00 AM ET

    British defence company BAE Systems on Monday said it had hired advisors to sell its Platform Solutions business.

  • Stocks to Watch: Red Hat, CME Group and More ... Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 10:50 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Stocks to Watch: Devon Energy, Range Resources, More ... Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Cramer Zooms In on Satellite Stocks Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 7:04 PM ET

    Get his top pick in the space.

  • What Works in Retail Right Now Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 3:10 PM ET

    Plus, in defense of Northrop Grumman.

  • Analyst Watch: Boeing's Best Entry Points Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 7:57 AM ET

    Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Wednesday.

  • Honeywell CEO: 2nd Quarter Results 'A Rebound' Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 5:43 PM ET
    Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote

    Honeywell CEO David Cote characterized his company's second quarter performance as a "rebound" on CNBC Monday, and said most sectors of the diversified U.S. manufacturer's  businesses are strong.

  • Farnborough Surges Back, but Defense Cuts Loom Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 9:31 AM ET
    The final day at the Farnborough Airshow and day two of the public event days.

    The Farnborough International Airshow saw the giants of the aerospace industry back on fighting form with Boeing and Airbus receiving major orders, but the threat of military spending cuts loomed large on the horizon.

  • Lockheed Martin's F-35

    Watch the final week of July very closely, as it could to determine the direction of the market for remainder of the summer and into the fall. And here's where you should look.

  • Bernanke ‘Uncertain’ But Caterpillar, Eaton Are Not Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    While the Fed Chairman said the economic outlook remained "unusually uncertain," America’s manufacturing base is seeing a pick-up in demand. So what's going on here?

  • UK Aborts Raytheon Border Control Contract Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Raytheon headquarters in Waltham, MA

    Raytheon has been removed from its lead role overseeing the £750m project to provide a secure border control system for the UK after the British government said it had “no confidence” in the US defense and security company. The FT reports.

  • Asia Puts Its Stamp on Aviation Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The future of the aviation industry has an Asian face, industry watchers say – and it is changing fast thanks to the rapid growth in passengers in the region that is creating strong demand for aircraft.

  • Slideshow: Scenes from the Farnborough Airshow Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 3:48 PM ET
    The Farnborough International Airshow in the UK runs from July 19-25 and alternates each year with Paris as the premier European trade and display air show. This year the show kicked off with a higher-than-expected amount of new plane and leasing orders in the private sector. But the warnings were clear from the world's military, that cuts in defense spending would make it harder for firms to win new contracts. Farnborough has a history of flight testing and aircraft building going back to the s

    The Farnborough International Airshow in the UK runs from July-25 and alternates each year with Paris as the premier European trade and display air show.

  • Private Orders Create Farnborough Buzz Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 5:18 AM ET
    The Airbus A380 takes to the skies for a demonstration flight at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK.

    Day one delivered a raft of billion-dollar orders that will be making the headlines Tuesday and, as ever, the company hogging the limelight has been Emirates.

Defense Contractors

  • 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.