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A U.S. M1A2 SEP Abrams battle tank fires live rounds in Pocheon, South Korea.

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A U.S. M1A2 SEP Abrams battle tank fires live rounds in Pocheon, South Korea.

Army Tanking Tanks: General Dynamics Battles for $230 Million

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: Emboldened by last year’s success — when Congress agreed to spend $90 million on upgraded battle tanks the Pentagon didn’t want — General Dynamics Corp. is asking for more. The Falls Church, Virginia-based company, is...

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Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Longbow Apache helicopter.

Source: Northrop Grumman Corp. via Bloomberg

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Longbow Apache helicopter.

Defense Contractors Lead $87 Million Lobbying by Top 10 in 2013

Lobbying spending by the 10 biggest U.S. contractors increased by just 2 percent last year over the previous 12 months as they faced a new round of across-the-board spending cuts and a partial government shutdown. The companies, including Northrop Grumman Corp. and...

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Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard on an armored vehicle outside the main Christian Orthodox Cathedral in the southern city of Assiut, Egypt, on August 18, 2013.

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In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 photo, Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard on an armored vehicle outside the main Christian Orthodox Cathedral in the southern city of Assiut, Egypt, on August 18, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $1.3 Billion

That’s how much the U.S. provides Egypt’s armed forces in annual aid. A 51 percent majority of Americans say it’s better to cut off military aid to put pressure on the Egyptian government, compared with 26 percent who back continued...

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A United States Air Force Global Hawk drone, manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corp., is displayed during a media preview in Seongnam, South Korea, in this file photo.

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A United States Air Force Global Hawk drone, manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corp., is displayed during a media preview in Seongnam, South Korea, in this file photo.

Corporate Political Committees Funding 2014 Campaigns

For companies like Northrop Grumman Corp. and Comcast Corp., it’s never too early to make political action committee contributions to future elections. Federal Election Commission reports show company PACs made donations in December to candidates next facing the voters two...

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The Klingon Bird of Prey from "Star Trek: The Voyage Home."

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The Klingon Bird of Prey from "Star Trek: The Voyage Home."

Star Trek vs. Navy: Klingons vs. Lockheed Martin

Which is the U.S. Navy talking, and which is Star Trek talking? One of the descriptions below comes from the Navy’s words for the Littoral Combat Ship, or LCS, a fast boat from Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics designed to defeat...

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US M1A1 Abrams tanks are loaded onto a train during the Army Preposition Stocks operation drill at Camp Carroll in Chilgok, southeast of Seoul.

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US M1A1 Abrams tanks are loaded onto a train during the Army Preposition Stocks operation drill at Camp Carroll in Chilgok, southeast of Seoul.

Defense Investors Stay Calm Heading for Cliff

Defense companies would be hit hardest by automatic government spending cuts set to take effect at midnight, but investors aren’t panicking yet. Shares of the 10 biggest Pentagon contractors rose 1.2 percent today as Democrats and Republicans remained at odds over...

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