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Defense stocks tear higher following Iran’s missile strikes on bases housing US troops

Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin both traded as much as 1.2% higher. Defense stocks often rise following major conflict escalations.

These 7 aerospace and defense stocks are getting a huge boost from Trump’s strike on Iran

New fears of conflict between the US and Iran boosted war-driven industries despite all three major US stock indexes plunging on Friday.

15 current and former Fortune 500 CEOs who got their start in the military

Read about the real-life stories of current and former Fortune 500 CEOs who got their start in America's Armed Forces.

NASA says it needs a $1.6 billion ‘down payment’ from Congress to send astronauts back to the moon within 5 years

Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, says the space agency needs more money to send people to the moon in 2024 as part of its "Artemis" program.
A U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II, attached to Commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing, the 'Argonauts' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, completes a flight over Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Feb. 1, 2019.

The F-35 is about to get a lot more lethal in air-to-air combat — without losing its stealth

Lockheed Martin has developed a new weapons rack meant to boost the F-35's internal air-to-air missile capacity by 50%.
Vector, by Lockheed Martin.

The US defense contractor building the F-35 says it has bottled the smell of space for a weird new fragrance

Want to know what space smells like? Want to smell like space? Now you can, because one of America's top defense contractors has put it in a bottle.

Trump’s acting defense chief is under investigation for allegedly trashing the F-35 at the Pentagon

Patrick Shanahan, an ex-Boeing executive serving as Trump's acting defense secretary, is under investigation for alleged ethics violations.

Trump’s new defense chief’s history as a Boeing executive is raising concerns, but he’s not the only one with deep military-industri...

It's not uncommon for former executives at defense firms to hold top Pentagon jobs, but Trump's picks have drawn extra scrutiny.
President Donald Trump talks with Lockheed Martin president and CEO Marilyn Hewson, right, and director and chief test pilot Alan Norman in front of a F-35 as he participates in a "Made in America Product Showcase" at the White House, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Washington.

Trump’s new Pentagon chief reportedly hates the F-35 — here’s what the US could have made instead

Many defense experts believe a revamped fighter fleet with fifth-generation technology could have matched the F-35 at a fraction of the cost.
LCS 19, the future USS St. Louis, is launched in Wisconsin, December 15, 2018.

Here’s why the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship just tumbled into the water sideways

Lockheed Martin launched the latest littoral combat ship over the weekend, and the video is dramatic. Here's why they do it this way.