December 12, 2017

Analyst: Defense Contractor Earnings Outlook May Improve

Analyst: Defense Contractor Earnings Outlook May Improve

A defense industry analyst says the earnings outlook for defense companies may trend upward, assuming a House conference committee authorizes a defense budget closer to the Senate version with much higher defense spending than the White House has sought.

‘Brexit’ Could Trigger Sequester-Like Consequences

Brexit, the UK’s possible departure from the European Union, could cause global firms, particularly defense industries, to scale back business.

Long-Term Debt Thought Greatest Threat to US

Veteran military and diplomatic leaders see swollen national debt as the chief security risk to the nation.

Who Made the Most Defense Revenue in FY15

The top 20 Defense Contractors listed by their defense revenue in FY15.

Federal Cuts Would Hit Pax Region Hard

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In Lexington Park-California, contractor hubs of the Pax region, federal contracts average $40,095 per employee, 2nd highest in US.

Defense Contractors “Shrinking”

The number of employees at the five largest US defense contractors dropped 14 percent from a peak in 2008, and 10 percent over the past decade.

Defense Contractors Look to World Market

More than 230 American defense contractors were at the Farnborough International Airshow along with a large contingent of top US government officials.

Multiplying Military Drones Challenge Safe Air Travel

Drone flight hours have tripled in shared US airspace since 2011 and the ongoing expansion of DoD drone flights will transform American aviation.

Morning Coffee: DoD Contracts Continue Dive

DoD contracts fell 48 percent in February extending a drop that has awards near the lowest level in almost two years,

Contractors Play Defense to Preserve Profits

Defense firms use multiple tactics to protect their bottom lines as shifts in funding and wish lists force rebalancing.