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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.

Here’s why Raytheon could be the biggest beneficiary of the Saudi oil attack

The attack shows the importance of short range protection and "supports ongoing tailwinds for international military spending," according to Jefferies
An artist's rendering of Peregrine missiles in action.

A top US arms maker is building a lightweight, drone-killing missile to pack onto fighter jets

Raytheon unveiled its Peregrine air-to-air missile, capable of hitting drones, missiles, or enemy aircraft with stunning precision.

The US military is buying Israel’s battle-proven Iron Dome that destroys rockets. Here’s how it works

The US just purchased the Iron Dome missile defense system, which Israel already uses as a powerful defense against rocket and mortar attacks.

Raytheon and United Technologies are planning a merger that would create a $120 billion American aerospace and defense juggernaut

If approved, the deal would make a one-stop shop for Patriot and Tomahawk missiles and Pratt & Whitney F-35 fighter-jet engines.
Rare earths, clockwise from top center: Praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium and gadolinium.

From iPhones to fighter jets: Here’s a list of American products that could be affected if China banned rare-earth metal exports to the US as a ...

A Chinese ban on rare-earth exports to the US could cripple the US tech, defense, and energy industries, whose supply chains rely on the minerals.
The B-52 with all its ammunition.

US B-52 bombers are getting new ‘eyes’ that will make them deadlier than ever and keep them lethal for decades

US Air Force B-52s are expected to receive a major radar upgrade that will allow it to engage the enemy in new ways, such as maritime strike.
USS Gerald R. Ford underway on its own power for the first time in Newport News, Virginia, April 8, 2017.

The US Navy just turned the future guns of its new Ford-class supercarriers on a drone in a landmark live-fire test

Raytheon and the US Navy blasted a drone out of the sky in the first live-fire test of the USS Gerald R. Ford supercarrier's future self-defense system.

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.