German MoD Provides Updates on the Eurofighter Typhoon’s Captor-E AESA Radar
Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:00:28 +0000 EST

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. In its recent report dated March 19, the German Ministry of Defense, as part of its assessment of the Eurofighter Typhoon program, provided some updates on the status of the fighter jet’s Captor-E … Continue reading

International Apache Contracts Abound
Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:09 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. Multiple companies have recently been awarded contracts for international AH-64 retrofit programs. As one of the world’s premier attack helicopters, the Apache is well funded, and is upgraded regularly with … Continue reading

Leonardo Launches New Growth Plan
Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:10 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Following a difficult year into the company’s rebranding, Leonardo’s management has launched another industrial plan, dubbed Leonardo 2.0, that aims to achieve double-digit profitability over the next five years, tighten … Continue reading

Update: Conformal Fuel Tank Retrofits
Posted on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:18 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. Boeing has recently been awarded a $219.6 million delivery order for the design, development, test and integration of the conformal fuel tank in support of the F/A-18.  Work will be … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report March 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:00:06 +0000 EST

Boeing Flexes Muscles and Delivers Record 91 Jets in One Month by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 91 and 56 commercial jets in March 2018, respectively, compared to 74 and 62 deliveries during the same month … Continue reading

Aeroderivative LM9000 Will Lower LNG Production
Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:00:30 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International.  What effect can a Boeing 777 have on natural gas production? A lot. Reference to the 777 may be misleading; however, its powerplant, the GE90, might bring about a better perspective. A member of … Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – The Global Defense Spending Environment: A Look Back, a Look Forward, Part 4
Posted on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:57 +0000 EST

By Matthew Beres and Dan Darling, Forecast International. Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable Podcast. Forecast Roundtable brings together expert analysts, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss the latest issues in the aerospace and defense markets. Produced at the Forecast … Continue reading

FCC Has Approved over 5,000 Smallsats to Provide Broadband Communications Services
Posted on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:00:06 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. With its approval of SpaceX’s proposed constellation in late March, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has now approved the deployment of 5,264 small satellites from four companies to provide broadband communications services from … Continue reading

Slovakia’s FMS Request for F-16V Cleared by State Department
Posted on Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:00:28 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. State Department has cleared a Slovak government request for the potential sale of 14 F-16 Block 70/72 V- configuration combat aircraft. A notification of the potential Foreign Military Sale … Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – The Global Defense Spending Environment: A Look Back, a Look Forward, Part 3
Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:00:12 +0000 EST

 By Matthew Beres and Dan Darling, Forecast International. Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable Podcast. Forecast Roundtable brings together expert analysts, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss the latest issues in the aerospace and defense markets. Produced at the Forecast … Continue reading