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Modern Warfare

Modern Warfare

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The Department of Defense’s priorities for the next five years call for protected and prioritized investments in weapon technology and new capabilities.

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The US Department of Defense has its marching orders: maintain the capability and capacity to deal with contingencies across the globe while “Making Every Defense Dollar Count”. A key to achieving both objectives is a shift toward evolutionary technology in weapons. Unmanned drones can put eyes in the sky around the world, which will help mitigate the near 100,000-troop reduction planned by 2017. Advanced fighter planes like the F-22 Raptor and the Joint Strike Fighter represent the next generation of air superiority. Plus, smart bombs provide long-range precision strike capabilities.

While growth in military spending is likely to decline, spending on advanced weapons systems could continue to increase.

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19 symbols

SymbolCompany nameLast priceChange% changeMarket timeVolumeAvg vol (3-month)Market cap
LMTLockheed Martin Corporation384.475+4.74+1.25%3:04 pm GMT-4628.63k1.50M107.48B
NOCNorthrop Grumman Corporation329.26+2.92+0.89%3:03 pm GMT-4821.02k968.49k54.89B
GDGeneral Dynamics Corporation152.23+3.09+2.07%3:04 pm GMT-4991.26k1.56M43.68B
RTNRaytheon Company116.96--4:02 pm GMT-49.36M9.36M32.57B
BAHBooz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation84.39+1.49+1.80%3:04 pm GMT-4427.31k1.06M11.63B
HIIHuntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.168.675+5.88+3.61%3:04 pm GMT-4371.52k351.22k6.83B
ESLTElbit Systems Ltd.136.03-0.82-0.60%3:04 pm GMT-416.93k25.39k6.01B
OSKOshkosh Corporation80.26+0.28+0.35%3:02 pm GMT-4170.08k461.36k5.47B
FLIRFLIR Systems, Inc.37.28-0.18-0.48%3:04 pm GMT-43.05M1.75M4.88B
SAICScience Applications International Corporation82.76+1.71+2.11%3:04 pm GMT-4260.65k741.27k4.81B
MRCYMercury Systems, Inc.79.07+0.01+0.01%3:04 pm GMT-4228.81k519.83k4.40B
AJRDAerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.43.42+0.50+1.16%3:04 pm GMT-4233.86k732.48k3.41B
MANTManTech International Corporation71.78+0.85+1.20%2:59 pm GMT-439.70k219.34k2.90B
AVAVAeroVironment, Inc.81.03-2.07-2.49%3:04 pm GMT-4105.49k228.37k1.95B
CUBCubic Corporation45.12-0.48-1.05%3:04 pm GMT-4319.67k440.73k1.41B
NPKNational Presto Industries, Inc.88.39-1.92-2.13%2:32 pm GMT-433.96k38.29k620.43M
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