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Defense Aerospace & Defense

  • President Donald Trump on Monday urged the Defense Department and Commerce Department to step up the United States' ability to track objects in space.

  • David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue, is reportedly planning to launch a new low-cost U.S. airline.

  • President Donald Trump hosts a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 18, 2018.

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on President Trump directing the Department of Defense to establish a space force, which has drawn criticism over the militarization of outer space.

  • President Donald Trump

    The White House, Air Force and Defense Secretary James Mattis had disapproved of creating a sixth branch of the military last year.

  • Trump proceeds with plan for armed forces in space

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on President Trump's latest news conference announcing plans for armed forces in outer space and defending his controversial immigration policies.

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha Electro G2 while Ketil Solvik-Olsen sat in the passenger seat.

  • PARIS, June 18- Airbus is considering bumping up the range of the most powerful version of its A321 passenger jet in the latest effort to pre-empt a potential new mid-market jet being studied by U.S. rival Boeing, industry sources said. A new version being studied, dubbed A321XLR, involves a further revamp of the A321LR aircraft which recently claimed a...

  • PARIS, June 18- Airbus is considering bumping up the range of the most powerful version of its A321 passenger jet in the latest effort to pre-empt a potential new mid-market jet being studied by U.S. rival Boeing, industry sources said. A new version being studied, dubbed A321XLR, involves a further revamp of the A321LR aircraft which recently claimed a...

  • The view of a Boeing 747 aircraft from inside an airport terminal.

    Airlines have long allowed passengers to add on amenities like extra legroom or Wi-Fi, but they are also making it easier to book flights based on the aircraft type.

  • *Sale of ADP stake part of privatisation drive. LONDON, June 15- Construction company Vinci has approached investors to launch a multi-billion-euro bid for part of French airport group Aeroports de Paris, the largest of President Macron's planned state sell-offs, four financial sources said. The deal, among the first of the planned privatisations, would see...

  • *Sale of ADP stake part of privatisation drive. LONDON, June 15- Construction company Vinci has approached investors to launch a multi-billion-euro bid for part of French airport group Aeroports de Paris, the largest of President Macron's planned state sell-offs, four financial sources said. The deal, among the first of the planned privatisations, would see...

  • CHICAGO— The Latest on plans for a high-speed transportation system between downtown Chicago and O'Hare Airport:. Entrepreneur Elon Musk says a high-speed transportation system that will whisk people between downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport in about 12 minutes could be operational in about three years. Musk joined Chicago Mayor Rahm...

  • JERUSALEM/ BERLIN, June 14- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that a roughly one-billion-euro drone deal with Germany would strengthen bilateral security relations and give a boost to Israel's defence industry. It has implications first of all on our defence industry and the Israeli economy, but also the continued strengthening...

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on the Trump administration's Iran policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, U.S. May 21, 2018.

    Tough sanctions will remain on North Korea until its complete denuclearization, the U.S. secretary of state said on Thursday.

  • CHICAGO— Entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday a high-speed transportation system that will whisk people between downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport at speeds of up to 150 mph could be operational in about three years. Musk joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to formally announce that a Musk-owned enterprise, The Boring Company, was selected...

  • Self-Portrait by freshly cleaned Opportunity Mars rover in March 2014

    The Mars rover Opportunity has pushed its limits for more than a decade but NASA fears the worst as the exploration vehicle tries to survive an intense dust storm.

  • STRASBOURG, June 13- The European Union's executive proposed on Wednesday a 13 billion euro defence and security fund for the first time to help build up depleted militaries that are heavily reliant on the United States. The fund for the 2021-2027 period aims to support the European Union's efforts to integrate militaries- plans that were long blocked by...

  • STRASBOURG, June 13- The European Union's executive proposed on Wednesday a 13 billion euro defense and security fund for the first time to help build up depleted militaries that are heavily reliant on the United States. The fund for the 2021-2027 period aims to support the European Union's efforts to integrate militaries- plans that were long blocked by...

  • Proud of Trump for working towards peace on Korean peninsula

    Ann Wright, member of Women Cross DMZ and former U.S. diplomat, speaks about the U.S. and North Korea's recent rapprochement.

  • Back to negotiating table is key message from Trump-Kim summit

    Yu Jie, head of China foresight at LSE IDEAS, analyzes the recent Trump-Kim summit in Singapore.

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