Joint Strike Missile Production Nears
Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:43:34 +0000 EST

by Larry Dickerson, Missile Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Since the 1990s, demand for precision-guided munitions has grown with usage rates reaching 100 percent during certain combat operations.  This market will …

Transatlantic Drift
Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:29:12 +0000 EST

Following two years under the Trump administration, it’s safe to say that relations between Washington and Europe are as raw and tense as at any time since the end of …

Brexit Uncertainty Dogs Airbus as New CEO Takes the Helm
Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:00:14 +0000 EST

Airbus is looking forward to, and at the same time dreading, some upcoming changes in its operations and markets in 2019.  A new CEO is taking the helm, and it …

President Trump Signs Space Force Directive
Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:04:47 +0000 EST

President Trump signed a directive that would institute a Space Force within the United States armed forces.  Rather than be a stand-alone branch, the Space Force would fall under the …

Canada Receives First Two Australian F/A-18s
Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:45:16 +0000 EST

An Australian fighter jet sits on the ground
Canada has taken delivery of the first two secondhand F/A-18 Hornets purchased from Australia.  The two F/A-18As were flown to Cold Lake, Alberta, on February 17 after taking part in …

New Partner Nation Typhoon Orders Needed to Keep Line Open into the Late 2020s
Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:46:21 +0000 EST

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. The four partner nations that developed the Eurofighter – Germany, the U.K., Spain, and Italy – ordered 472 aircraft through the end of …

IDEX Opens in the UAE
Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:28:07 +0000 EST

The United Arab Emirates has opened its International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, attracting defense companies from around the world.

Spain Formally Joins Franco-German Future Fighter Initiative
Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:34:23 +0000 EST

As long expected, Spain officially joined the Franco-German project to develop a Next-Generation Fighter (NGF) that will form part of a broader Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS) with the signing …

DoD Planning Major OCO Boost to Sidestep FY20 Budget Caps
Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:55 +0000 EST

army soldiers in front of a sunset
The Pentagon will reportedly seek a massive increase in its FY20 war coffer in an effort to sidestep federal spending limits, a move that could push war funding to near …

Indian Air Force Negotiating for Additional Russian MiG-29s
Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:25:18 +0000 EST

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is reportedly in advanced negotiations with Russia over an urgent procurement of additional MiG-29 jet fighters.  The discussed purchase would involve 21 additional MiG-29s to …