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  • Street awaits Lockheed Martin's earnings Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Street awaits Lockheed Martin's earnings

    Lockheed Martin reports earnings Tuesday. CNBC's Jane Wells reports earnings are expected to rise 9 percent.

  • Warnings fly in tense call between Obama and Putin Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.

  • US Navy wants to power warships with seawater Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (right), with a French anti-submarine frigate during exercises earlier this year.

    The U.S. Navy may someday be able to turn its back on fossil fuels thanks to an effort to turn seawater into fuel.

  • Boeing to inspect 787 Dreamliners for wing cracks Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 5:24 PM ET
    Boeing Dreamliner 787

    Some of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jets had hairline cracks in their wings due to a manufacturing problem, the airplane maker said Friday, reported the Wall Street Journal.

  • North Korea fires 2 more missiles amid US drills Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 6:05 PM ET
    South Korean Army's 130mm multiple rocket launchers fire live rounds during an exercise against possible attacks from North Korea in Goseong, South Korea, Monday, March 3, 2014. North Korea fired two additional suspected short-range missiles into the sea Monday amid ongoing military exercises between Seoul and Washington, which the North calls a preparation for an attack, South Korean officials said.

    North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Monday amid ongoing annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington.

  • Defense stocks may now be a strong defensive play Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    Joint Strike Fighter F-35 Lightning II on the deck of USS Wasp, Aug. 28, 2013.

    The Ukraine crisis is a reminder that defense sector stocks can be a strong defensive play. Consider the strong outlook for Lockheed Martin.

  • US defense budget Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    US defense budget

    President Obama is expected to release his full year 2015 budget on Tuesday. CNBC's Jane Wells reports defense stocks were up on a down market day today.

  • Is Ukraine an opportunity for Western defense firms?

    Ben Moores, senior analyst commercial aircraft markets at IHS, discusses the global defense industry and whether the events in Ukraine will impact the sector.

  • Pentagon committed to new F-35 Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    Pentagon committed to new F-35

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that the Defense Department plans to request $496 billion for its base budget in 2015.

  • Defense department's budget request Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    Defense department's budget request

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is speaking at the Pentagon on defense budget cuts. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the defense department is requesting $496 billion this fiscal year.

  • Changes for defense Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:27 PM ET
    Changes for defense

    CNBC's John Harwood is monitoring Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's remarks on cuts to the defense industry.

  • Congress likely to reject base closings: Analyst Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Congress likely to reject base closings: Analyst

    Cai Von Rumohr of Cowen and Co. discusses the likelihood Congress will support Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's proposed defense cuts.

  • Hagel's defense cut plan Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    Hagel's defense cut plan

    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.

  • Chart of the Day: US military dollars vs the world Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:04 PM ET
    A U.S. Navy technician walks past a row of F/A-18 Super Hornet combat jets, aboard the USS George Washington aircraft carrier near Eastern Samar, the Philippines, Nov. 20, 2013.

    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.

  • Pentagon to shrink Army to pre-World War II level Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

    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.

  • BAE stock tumble: buying opportunity? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    BAE stock tumble: buying opportunity?

    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 mulls larger tanks as soldiers pile on pounds Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:23 PM ET
    Chinese paramilitary police march at Tiananmen Square in Beijing during the first snowfall this winter.

    China already has the largest army in the world. Now its soldiers are getting bigger too.

  • Drone exports face restrictions Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 3:45 PM ET
    Drone exports face restrictions

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports how drone restrictions are impacting U.S. drone makers.

  • What it's like flying an attack helicopter Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    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.

  • How US could benefit from Asia defense agenda Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 6:44 PM ET
    How US could benefit from Asia defense agenda

    Andrew Shapiro, Founder & MD at Beacon Global Strategies, says U.S. companies stand to benefit from rising Asian defense spending.

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