Cayman ARV Procurement Reflects Belarus’s Pursuit of Strategic Autonomy, Part I
Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:00:22 +0000 EST

by Thomas Dolzall, Defense Analyst, Forecast International. The adoption by the Belarusian armed forces in early 2017 of the Cayman armored reconnaissance vehicle, which had recently entered serial production, represents a modest but significant step in the maturation of the … Continue reading

‘One SABCA’ Effort Reaping Rewards for Belgian Manufacturer
Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:00:04 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. SABCA’s three-year restructuring plan, begun in early 2017, is already showing signs of success, with the company returning to profitability following a string of annual losses.  While deep backlogs at … Continue reading

General Electric to Continue Powering the Arleigh Burke Class
Posted on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 08:00:56 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer has three “flights” (variants), the latest being the third and most advanced. Advanced is a key word here, because the more advanced a ship is, the more electricity it … Continue reading

A Turbine Close to Home – Part 2
Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:24 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. As reported in Part 1 of this blog, Forecast International’s team of industrial and marine turbine specialists was given the opportunity to tour a facility that operates two General Electric 7HA.01 gas turbines and … Continue reading

A Turbine Close to Home – Part 1
Posted on Mon, 03 Dec 2018 15:11:01 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. In the power generation game, gas turbines have long cemented their position.  What is the norm now and what might lie in the future? Gas turbines can be used in two ways for power … Continue reading

Ansaldo Energia on a Power Trip in the Chinese Market
Posted on Thu, 29 Nov 2018 19:45:54 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Ansaldo Energia has been supplying gas turbines worldwide for decades.  Up until now, China has been a small market for the Italian manufacturer.  That may be about to change. China, with the world’s third … Continue reading

Iran Said to be Considering JF-17 Buy
Posted on Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:53:33 +0000 EST

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. On November 27, 2018, Defence Blog reported that the Iranian Air Force is considering the procurement of the joint Pakistan-China fighter jet JF-17.[i] The report noted that importing new fighter jets would … Continue reading

Sea Change: Japan Plans Destroyer Conversion, Larger F-35 Order with China in Mind
Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:02 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. As the Japanese government sets out its new National Defense Program Guidelines defense capability target policy that will guide the upcoming Medium-Term Defense Program (Japan’s military acquisition plan), two major considerations … Continue reading

Collins Aerospace to Lead Three-Way Split of United Technologies
Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:52:41 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Having long been a conglomerate, UTC has decided that its operations would be better off as three independent companies.  With the completion of its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins, … Continue reading

World General Aviation Aircraft Shipments Up 7% in Third Quarter 2018
Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:13 +0000 EST

U.S. Manufacturers Deliver 416 Aircraft in Third Quarter – Up 39 Units from Q3 2017 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), in the third quarter of 2018, compared to the … Continue reading