More Than 30,000 Large Jetliners Forecast to be Produced Over Next 15 Years
Posted on Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:00:39 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Data from Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System® 4.0 indicate that 30,171 large commercial jet transports will be produced in the 15-year period from …

Forecast Roundtable Podcast – The European Fighter Market
Posted on Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:58:26 +0000 EST

  This Forecast Roundtable podcast features Dan Darling (European and Asian Senior Analyst) and Doug Royce (Civil/Military Aircraft and Rotorcraft Senior Analyst).  The topic of discussion is the European Fighter …

Italy Orders Additional M-345 Jet Trainers
Posted on Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:52:49 +0000 EST

Italy placed an order worth EUR300 million ($339 million) with Leonardo on June 13 for delivery of 13 M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) aircraft that will supplement five units already …

Russian Northern Fleet Tests Tor-M2DT SAM
Posted on Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:44:46 +0000 EST

The Russian Northern Fleet has conducted test-firing of the Tor-M2DT surface-to-air missile system, at the Kapustin Yar shooting range. The Tor-M2DT pairs the Tor-M2 system with the DT-30 tracked chassis …

Malaysian Defense Ministry Plans to Add MPA, MALE UAV Capability Post-2020
Posted on Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:04:15 +0000 EST

Malaysia’s Defense Ministry plans to procure two maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) and three medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the upcoming five-year government spending period referred to as …

Oil Tankers Attacked in the Gulf of Oman
Posted on Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:28:51 +0000 EST

Two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, following an attack last month that damaged four tankers in the same area. Both tankers sustained significant damage. …

Thornberry Pushes for Higher Topline in Defense Authorization Bill
Posted on Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:50:46 +0000 EST

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The U.S. House Armed Services Committee began its markup of the FY20 defense authorization bill Wednesday morning, and ranking member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) is trying to reverse cuts contained in …

BAE Systems Drops Out of U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle Competition
Posted on Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:30:32 +0000 EST

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BAE Systems has dropped out of the U.S. Army’s competition to field a new Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, which will replace the service’s Bradley fighting vehicle. “After careful consideration, we …

New Zealand Taps C-130J as Preferred Hercules Replacement, Releases Defence Capability Plan
Posted on Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:18:57 +0000 EST

New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence has released the latest Defence Capability Plan (2019), noting that it will maintain up to NZD20 billion ($13.24 billion) in capital investment out to 2030 …

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Proposes $733 Billion Defense Bill
Posted on Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:35:44 +0000 EST

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) has outlined a proposed $733 national security budget for the 2020 fiscal year, falling $17 billion short of the president’s request of …