• The Ultimate Safety Trade: Guns?     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Discussing whether it still makes sense to stay in Treasuries after the central bank lowered its U.S. growth outlook, with William Irving, Fidelity Government Income Fund; and Mike Greene, Benchmark Company, explains why firearms are seeing growth.

  • Supply Chain Risks Still Loom: Expert Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 7:58 AM ET

    The aeronautical industry is not experiencing a production bubble in the commercial sector, but supply will need to keep up with demand, David Baxt, Global Head of Aerospace and Defense at Jefferies, told CNBC.

  • Here's One Battle Plan for Defense Spending     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 6:48 AM ET

    Rep. Buck McKeon, (R-CA), reveals how uncertainties about future defense contracts are taking its toll on the U.S. economy.

  • Farnborough: Spectacular Stunts, Impressive Orders? Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:23 AM ET
    The F-16 is one of the world's most popular military aircraft, with the fighter jet sold to 24 countries, according to Lockheed-Martin. The US Air Force's F-16C pictured here was on display in the Department of Defense exhibition corral, where attendees had a chance to live out some fighter-pilot fantasies by getting a tour of the plane and the cockpit.The success of the F-16 contrasts with concerns about Lockheed's joint strike fighter program that has seen costs per plane balloon from early es

    Despite the United States’ dominance of the aerospace and defense industry, the UK’s biennial Farnborough air show, along with the Paris show, remains one of the biggest events on the calendar.

  • European Austerity May Clip Defense Sector Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 2:19 AM ET

    Defense manufacturers suffered a further blow on Wednesday as the UK became the latest European nation to announce military cutbacks as part of austerity measures.

  • Big Show for Boeing's New Boss Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    The world's No. 2 aircraft maker put top salesman Ray Conner in charge of its commercial plane unit only last week, and faces international customers' questions on how it plans to replace its successful but aging 777 mini-jumbo.

  • Defense on the Edge     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    The looming fiscal cliff is threatening numerous parts of the economy, but the defense industry could be the most vulnerable, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Airbus Shrugs Off Doubts Over A350 Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:14 AM ET
    The flight deck of Emirates Airbus A380

    The new chief executive of Airbus says he is ready to “bet” that the European aircraft maker’s planned new A350 widebody passenger jet will not suffer the same three-year delay that Boeing had with its 787 Dreamliner, the Financial Times reports.

  • Disney Joins Michelle Obama Against Obesity     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 7:25 PM ET

    Disney has now banned junk food advertisements aimed at children on all of its television and radio networks by 2015; and NASA receives a very generous gift from the government's secret military intelligence space program, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • China & US' Balance of Power in Asia     Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Tim Huxley, Executive Director at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, says the biggest issues in the region are China's rise and the U.S.'s re-balancing of its security commitment in Asia. The US will have to be very careful in the way it deals with territorial disputes in the region.

  • Paul Ryan Blames Democrats for Debt Woes Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:47 PM ET
    Rep. Ryan Paul from Wisconsin

    Asked what he would be willing to give up to address the U.S. debt crisis, Rep. Paul Ryan stood his ground Tuesday and insisted it was Democrats who needed to cede ground.

  • European Forces Strike Pirate Base in Somalia Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    European Union forces on Tuesday attacked a Somali pirate base for the first time, using a combat helicopter to strafe several of the signature fiberglass skiffs that the pirates use to hijack ships, the New York Times reports.

  • From War to Wall Street Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:48 PM ET

    Although there are no shortages of veteran hiring initiatives on Wall Street, very few banks have hiring programs specifically for combat veterans. Despite all the hype, vets still have to apply online like everyone else and compete against other civilian job seekers, who typically have more relevant industry experience than they do.

  • The Rise in Girls with Guns     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Gun shops across the country are holding "Ladies Nights," as the number of women who own guns increases. CNBC's Diana Olick explains.

  • In the ‘Cockpit’ of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    Joint Strike Fighter

    I know that spending potentially a trillion dollars over 50+ years to create and support a single jet program may sound a tad...excessive, but...wouldn't you want to fly one?

  • The F-35 & Cost of Defense     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells keeps a close eye on reports from the Treasury Department regarding underperforming areas of the defense sector and says Defense Secretary Panetta is 100 percent committed to the F-35 program.

  • Kaman CEO on Aerospace Business     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 9:42 AM ET

    Neal Keating, Kaman Corp. chairman, president & CEO, offers insight on the company's transfer to the NYSE from the Nasdaq, as well as the aerospace business and defense spending.

  • Tom Brokaw on Employing Veterans     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 8:12 AM ET

    NBC's Tom Brokaw has the story on millions of veterans coming home and the obligation the U.S. has to reintegrate soldiers into a civil society.

  • Immelt: Why GE Believes in Hiring Our Heroes Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 3:06 PM ET

    "Veterans have led in the field; they can lead in a factory or research facility. Veterans believe in getting the job done and doing it in the right way," writes GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.

  • U.S. Veterans, Afghanistan

    Two mortgage brokers in Georgia became instant millionaires after successfully suing banks for defrauding military veterans in Veterans administration home loans by hiding unallowable fees in mortgage documents.

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