A new round of threats from North Korea is expected to bolster weapons makers like Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) and Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) Friday. 

North Korea has threatened to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, launching the next salvo in the war of words the rogue nation has been engaged in with the west since President Donald Trump took office. 

Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017

Lockheed Martin shares were up 0.47% to $309.46 in midday trading. 

Northrop Grumman shares were rising 0.22%.

Boeing Inc. (BA) shares rose 0.61%. 

Raytheon Co. (RTN) shares climbed 0.02%. 

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