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  • China Eyes Top of Global Aviation Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 12:07 PM ET

    The Chinese come to the Paris Air Show as both the world’s largest purchaser of jetliners and a budding manufacturer projected by some to one day challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.

  • Boeing Production to 'Stay Ramped Up': CEO Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 8:26 AM ET
    Located in North Charleston, S.C., the Charleston site consists of Boeing Charleston and Global Aeronautica. These facilities perform fabrication, assembly, and integration of 787 fuselage sections.

    The aerospace sector is “closer to the beginning than the end” of an upswing in orders, the chief executive of Boeing told CNBC Monday.

  • Boeing Mulls All-New Fuel-Efficient Airplane: Exec Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 3:43 AM ET
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  • Paris Air Show: Light Through Europe's Storm Clouds Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 8:52 AM ET
    Airplane

    Given the doom and despondency across so many parts of the EU economy and with European governments tumbling over themselves to reverse years of living beyond their means, next week's Paris Air Show at Le Bourget should provide something to cheer, writes Howard Wheedon, Senior Strategist at BGC Partners.

  • Security Firm Offers to Replace Tokens After Attack Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 10:04 AM ET

    RSA Security on Monday offered to replace its SecurID tokens for most of its 40 million users as it tries to regain customer confidence after prominent hacking attacks. The New York Times reports.

  • The Town Known as Terrorism Central Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
    Osama bin Laden

    It will forever be known as the place where the United States finally caught up with Osama Bin Laden but the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad has been described as the country’s ‘Terrorism Central,’ according to the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Foundation.

  • The Most Expensive U.S. Military Vehicles Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    According to its manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, the F-22 Raptor is the best combat aircraft on earth. While this might seem tantamount to saying your son is brilliant, one look at the aircraft’s capabilities actually bears out the manufacturer’s statement. It can break the sound barrier, it can avoid detection by radar and it can shoot down cruise missiles. Unfortunately, an Air Force budget document estimated that one unit costs $150 million, with an overall program cost of $65 billion. The hig

    No other country on earth has a larger defense budget than the United States. What are the most expensive U.S. military vehicles? Find out.

  • New Yorkers React To Bin Ladens Death

    The  death of Osama Bin Laden has dealt a serious blow to Al Qaeda recruitment and has diminished the organization’s capability, Asa Hutchinson, former Under Secretary of Homeland Security told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Eyes on the Ball     Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 8:20 AM ET

    Former Home Security chief Michael Chertoff, The Chertoff Group, discusses the next steps in the fight against terrorism, and why the US needs to stay in Afghanistan and re-examine its relationship with the government of Pakistan. With Lawrence Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman & CEO.

  • Enhanced Interrogations Led to Bin Laden Kill: Senator Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:59 AM ET
    The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin

    A member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee has told CNBC that the death of Osama Bin Laden was a direct result of enhanced interrogations.

  • Northrop Grumman Beats Estimates     Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the breakdown of the defense company's earnings.

  • Biggest Government Contractors Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Contracted in 2010: $35.9 billion* Total 2010 revenue: $45.8 billion Contracted in 2011, so far: $15.74 billion  Headquartered Lockheed’s dependence on contracts from the U.S. Government is no secret. The company researches, designs, develops and manufactures satellites, space vehicles, combat aircraft, missile defense systems, aeronautics and intelligence systems, which are essentially out of the scope of non-government consumers. Lockheed’s biggest contracts in 2010 included a $2.51 billion co

    As the U.S. moves closer to the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", big ticket government spending areas like defense programs are likely to be at the center of the debate.

  • China's Rare-Earth Control     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:52 PM ET

    Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) has introduced legislation to stop China's complete control of crucial rare-earth metals. The country has manipulated the market so it has a near monopoly, and Coffman introduced this legislation so the U.S. could continue to meet its defense needs.

  • Headaches For Lockheed Martin     Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the details on the F-22 Raptor's program winding down and the F-35 facing more delays.

  • EADS' Next Move     Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:53 AM ET

    An outlook on the aeronautic defense and space industry as companies watch events in Libya closely, with Sean O'Keefe, EADS North America CEO.

  • Divided Libya Looks 'Increasingly Likely' Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 4:17 AM ET
    A Libyan jet bomber crashes after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya's rebel stronghold came under attack, with at least two air strikes and sustained shelling of the city's south sending thick smoke into the sky.

    As anti-aircraft fire rang out across Tripoli for the third night in a row and US airstrikes yet to slow, one analyst told CNBC that there is a very real chance of Libya being divided between the Gaddafi-controlled West and rebel-controlled East.

  • BAE Braced for Tough US Curbs Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 1:28 AM ET

    BAE Systems is braced for the imposition of strict curbs on its business by the U.S., as it moves closer to resolving a year-long review by the State Department of its guilty plea to a conspiracy charge last year, the Financial Times reported.

  • China Signals Dominance in Stealth Jet Test Flight Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 11:09 PM ET
    Flag of the People's Republic of China

    Washington Post columnist John Pomfret argues the recent test flight of the J-20 stealth fighter just hours before U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met with Chinese President Hu Jintao was a blunt challenge by the military establishment to Hu's power.  Pomfret surmises there is chaos within China's political circles because it appeared to Gates that Hu did not know of the test. Pomfret's hypothesis would certainly be a scary if true.

  • A Government Shutdown Might Not Shut Down Government Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Fewer than half of the 2.1 million federal workers subject to a shutdown would be forced off the job if the Obama administration followed the path taken by presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton

  • Boeing, Protectionism and the Chicago Connection Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Boeing Headquarters

    The decision by the Pentagon to hand a $30 billion contract to Boeing to supply refueling planes to the US Air Force has raised eyebrows across Europe and the defense industry as the tender had originally gone to a consortium led by Europe's EADS.

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