With Rockwell Collins in the Mix, Can Brazilian Firms Penetrate the International Airborne Defense Electronics Market?
Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:16 +0000 EST

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Brazilian companies Savis and Bradar announced the signing of a cooperation agreement to evaluate joint business development for defense applications at the LAAD Defense & Security 2017 conference.  Both companies are … Continue reading

BAE Systems Adapting to the Times
Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:37:15 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. As political change sweeps across the U.S. and the U.K, defense – following several years of  governmental austerity – appears set for a rebound. As do opportunities for BAE Systems. To … Continue reading

Line Now Blurred Between Peace And War, Says NATO Secretary General On Visit To U.S.
Posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:28:08 +0000 EST

Pamela Hurt, Forecast International. A day after meeting with President Trump at the White House, NATO head Jens Stoltenberg discussed the unique challenges of a time when the line between peace and war is increasingly unclear. “Before, it was easy … Continue reading

No, Argentina Will Not Be Spending $2 Billion on Military Equipment
Posted on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:06:25 +0000 EST

by William Ostrove and Shaun McDougall, Forecast International Military Market Analysts  Recent reports in the Argentine press indicate that the country has plans to purchase over $2 billion worth of military equipment over the next few years. In a letter … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing: March Orders and Deliveries In; Healthy Backlogs Going Forward
Posted on Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:41:31 +0000 EST

Boeing 737 MAX Orders Rolling in as Airbus Order Drought Persists by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 74 and 62 commercial jets in March 2017, respectively, compared to 71 and 57 during the same month last … Continue reading

U.S. President Trump Orders Tomahawk Strikes on Syrian Airbase
Posted on Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:20:32 +0000 EST

Tomahawk missile launch
by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Early on April 7, 2017, the United States Navy conducted Tomahawk missile strikes on al-Shayrat airbase in Homs, Syria, in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack earlier in the week on Khan Sheikhoun, … Continue reading

The ALQ-213 – A Key Component Protecting a Growing Variety of Aircraft
Posted on Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:30:19 +0000 EST

by Andrew Dardine, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The ALQ-213 electronic warfare management system (EWMS) is a key self-protective component on increasing numbers of aircraft.  The system – which integrates and controls a wide variety of equipment, including warning systems, … Continue reading

Poland Leaning Towards Patriot Buy But Hurdles Remain
Posted on Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:27:12 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. On March 31, Polish Minister of Defense Antoni Macierewicz announced the submission of a revised request for information (RFI) to the U.S. government concerning the potential buy of eight Raytheon-produced Patriot … Continue reading

The ALQ-99, Nearly Finished in Production, Will Receive O&M Funding for Years to Come
Posted on Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:11:08 +0000 EST

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Production of the airborne tactical jammer is expected to end in 2018, with a final 34 units produced from 2017 through 2018.  The ALQ-99 will be superseded by the Next Generation … Continue reading

Accelerating the SmallSat Propulsion Market: Interview with Accion Systems CEO Natalya Bailey
Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:00:34 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Accion Systems is developing an electric propulsion system for small satellites. As the number of small satellites built and launched increases each year, Accion sees a growing opportunity for propulsion systems to … Continue reading