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  • Pentagon hits major milestone   Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Pentagon hits major milestone

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that or the first time an F-35 dropped a 500 pound laser guided bomb and successfully connected with its target on the ground.

  • Changing the nature of warfare—a goggle at a time Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    One defense contractor is betting on high-tech solutions to help improve military intelligence in a world where less money will be spent on bullets.

  • Fed increases security   Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    Fed increases security

    The Fed is putting additional controls on its media security procedures, reports CNBC's Seema Mody. Also, Boeing and Lockheed Martin are teaming up on a new contract.

  • Difficult time in defense business: Bae Systems CEO

    Due to the uncertainties in Washington, it is a difficult time for the defense business, says Linda Hudson, Bae Systems CEO. She says 1,200 workers were out of work due to the shutdown and shifting Bae System's portfolio into military equipment and high tech electronics.

  • Nuclear officers caught leaving blast door open Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:37 PM ET
    This 1997 photo shows an Air Force missile crew commander standing at the door of his launch capsule 100 feet underground in Colorado, where he and his partner are responsible for 10 nuclear-armed ICBM's

    Air Force officers have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent intruders from entering their underground command post.

  • Defense stocks on fire   Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 1:29 PM ET
    Defense stocks on fire

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Dominic Chu discuss what defense stocks could be market outperformers in the upcoming quarter.

  • China’s arms industry makes global inroads Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | 11:07 PM ET

    Turkey's military always relied on NATO-supplied Patriot missiles, but its selection of Chinese defense company stunned the military establishment.

  • Obamacare's business impact   Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 7:47 PM ET
    Obamacare's business impact

    Former Michigan Governor John Engler shares his opinions on why businesses in the Business Roundtable have slowed hiring, and the impact to their supply chains.

  • Happy to delay mandate: Engler   Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 7:46 PM ET
    Happy to delay mandate: Engler

    Former Michigan Governor John Engler discusses the challenges he sees in the implementation of Obamacare.

  • Shutdown hurting economy?   Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 7:44 PM ET
    Shutdown hurting economy?

    Former Michigan Governor John Engler discusses the toll the government shutdown is having on the economy, and how it's affecting confidence in government.

  • Pentagon's $5.5 billion shutdown spending spree Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 3:52 PM ET
    Just before the government shutdown, the Pentagon spent $139 million on sonar for some of its destroyers, part of $5.5 billion in last-minute spending.

    Just hours before Congress shut down the federal government, the Pentagon quietly went on a shopping spree and spent billions.

  • NATO's Turkey looks to China for missile purchase Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    Doing a deal with the Chinese rather than with Europe or the U.S. has multiple advantages for Turkey, experts said.

  • Defense firms soldier on despite empty Pentagon Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 9:39 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin's F-35.

    The government shutdown will have an immediate impact on workers at the Pentagon. But for the defense contractors? No big deal right now.

  • Why FM traders like Boeing & Lockheed   Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 5:41 PM ET
    Why FM traders like Boeing & Lockheed

    Despite sequestration, defense contractor stocks remain near all-time highs, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. FM trader Steve Grasso says Lockheed is his favorite, and Pete Najarian likes Boeing.

  • Shutdown will impact everybody: TASC CEO   Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 2:26 PM ET
    Shutdown will impact everybody: TASC CEO

    David Langstaff, TASC CEO, explains why we have to assume the government will shut down and shares which companies will be most impacted.

  • Shutdown impact on defense   Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 1:08 PM ET
    Shutting down the defense

    Contractors were already cutting jobs, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Want to cut costs? Study says 140,000 troops can go Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has pledged to cut the Army by 80,000, but a new study by suggests that Hagel could cut more while doing no harm.

  • South Korea to decide on $7.7 billion jet tender Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:49 PM ET

    Boeing is to win one of the world's biggest defense deals of the year when South Korea names the winner of an $7.7 billion fighter jet tender.

  • The new 'Humvee': Firms vie for $22 billion prize Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    U.S. Army soldiers dismount from their Humvee after getting stuck in a mud hole in Kirkuk, Iraq, 2006.

    The Department of Defense is one step closer to awarding a contract to replace nearly 55,000 Humvees with a new, more maneuverable vehicle.

  • Pentagon cuts, but it's still not enough: Analysis Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    The USS Arlington, front, and USS San Diego at Ingalls Shipbuilding yard, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, in Pascagoula, Miss.

    Big spending cuts by the Pentagon may not be enough to meet the reductions mandated by the sequestration.

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