USAF Awards $2.3 Billion to Develop New Launch Vehicles
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:50 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Air Force has awarded three companies a combined $2.3 billion in contracts to help fund the development of new launch vehicles under the Air Force’s Launch Service Agreement (LSA) program. … Continue reading

AUSA 2018 Wrap-Up
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:00:35 +0000 EST

by Thomas Dolzall, Defense Analyst, Forecast International. The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) opened its annual meeting in Washington, DC, on October 8. The three-day exposition brings together a host of U.S. and international military personnel, defense industry … Continue reading

It’s a Mess Up There!
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:47:59 +0000 EST

By Richard Sterk, Defense Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. Until somewhat recently, space was a peaceful domain where orbital and flying craft were unprotected, but adversaries are now developing systems to counter advantages.  Traffic is building in space, as many new … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report September 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 07:00:10 +0000 EST

Both Manufacturers Report Strong Deliveries; Boeing Still Well Ahead in Orders Race by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 87 and 69 commercial jets in September 2018, respectively, compared to 78 and 55 deliveries during the same … Continue reading

Heads or Tails – or Wedgetail? Britain Weighing E-7 AEW Purchase
Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:30:10 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The British Ministry of Defence has launched exclusive negotiations with Boeing regarding a potential buy of Wedgetail E-7 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed on … Continue reading

Elbit Systems Gains Critical Mass with New Acquisitions
Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:00 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Ongoing conflicts and terrorism have increased the focus on defense systems for low-intensity conflicts, homeland security and cyber warfare – areas in which Elbit Systems is firmly established. For many years … Continue reading

Aircraft Procurement Soars in FY19 Defense Bill
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 07:00:11 +0000 EST

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Aircraft programs won big in the FY19 defense appropriations bill, which was released by Congress in September.  Lawmakers bolstered the major service aircraft accounts by a combined $2.5 billion in the bill, which includes … Continue reading

USAF T-X Win Could Be Just the Start for New Boeing/Saab Aircraft
Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:00:55 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, and Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. On September 27, Boeing and Saab emerged as the winning team in the U.S. Air Force’s T-X advanced jet trainer contest.  The Air Force chose the team’s all-new, clean-sheet … Continue reading

New-Start Programs Highlight Long-Term Outlook in Light Military Rotorcraft Market
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:00:57 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Data generated by Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System 4.0 indicate that a number of planned new-start acquisition programs will kick-start demand in the long term in the light military rotorcraft market.  A total of … Continue reading

ULA Selects Blue Origin’s BE-4 Rocket Motor for Next Generation Launch Vehicle
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:16:44 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. ULA has selected Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine for the Vulcan Centaur’s booster stage. The selection follows the completion of a competitive procurement contest. The liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled booster will be … Continue reading