HONG KONG, Sept 19- China shares rose for a third straight day on Friday, bolstered by strength in shipbuilders and aviation firms, which are expected to benefit from plans to let private capital enter the defense industry.» Read More
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is speaking at the Pentagon on defense budget cuts. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Hagel is hoping Congress will support another round of base closings.
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.
The U.S. government plans to shrink the Army in a new spending proposal. It would be the smallest force since before the Second World War.
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.
China already has the largest army in the world. Now its soldiers are getting bigger too.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports how drone restrictions are impacting U.S. drone makers.
Always wanted to see what it's like to pilot an aircraft or a military helicopter? CNBC's Sri Jegarajah tries out the various flight simulations at the Singapore Airshow 2014.
Andrew Shapiro, Founder & MD at Beacon Global Strategies, says U.S. companies stand to benefit from rising Asian defense spending.
Christian Scherer, Head of Commercial at Airbus Defense and Space, explains why economic growth, not regional tensions, is fueling Asia's need for defense technology.
John Harris, CEO at Raytheon International, says precision weapon systems and surveillance programs are some of the sectors drawing interest at the Singapore Airshow.
Jose Eduardo Costas, Vice President of Market Intelligence, Executive Jets, at Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer discusses the growth of private jets in emerging markets.
Frank Kendall, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, warns that the rate of production for the F-35 program might slow.
Defense spending around the world is expected to rise for the first time since 2009 in 2014, as Asian and Middle Eastern countries buy up weapons.
In its surveillance for terrorism suspects, the NSA has been trying to exploit a basic byproduct of modern telecommunications. NYT reports.
CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at earnings from defense companies Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, and previews the defense earnings calendar for next week.
The president also announced that communication providers will be allowed to share more information about the government's data requests.
Obama will say Friday he has decided that the government should not hold bulk telephone metadata.
Los Angeles-based start-up DreamHammer has created Ballista, which aims to become the Windows or Android of unmanned aerial systems.
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.
Tornado fighter jets containing 3-D-printed parts have flown for the first time, defense giant BAE Systems said.
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