Erdogan’s Calculated Gamble in Syria
Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:36:23 +0000 EST

Following a phone conversation between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump on October 6, Turkey launched a major combat operation – dubbed “Peace Spring” – into …

Raytheon Wins U.S. Army Patriot Radar Replacement Competition
Posted on Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:16:11 +0000 EST

mobile radar on display
Raytheon has won the U.S. Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) competition, and will deliver a new radar to replace the existing MPQ-65A Patriot radar.  As the …

Turkey, the Syrian Kurdish Question and Operation Peace Spring — Part 2
Posted on Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:00:36 +0000 EST

In today’s podcast, the Forecast Roundtable team continues the  discussion of the implication of U.S. President Donald Trump’s order for American forces to redeploy away from the Syrian border with …

Okhotnik Drone to Test-Fire Weapons in 2020
Posted on Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:54:25 +0000 EST

The Russian drone Okhotnik will perform its first weapons test next year. Speaking to TASS Russian News Agency on Wednesday, a source in the Russian defense industry said, “The Okhotnik’s …

U.S. Pulling All Troops Out of Northeast Syria
Posted on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:43:57 +0000 EST

Military vehicles carrying flags in the desert
The U.S. is withdrawing approximately 1,000 troops from northeast Syria following a Turkish incursion into the region.  Many of the U.S. troops are heading to Iraq, and a small number …

India Donates Two Mi-35s to Afghanistan
Posted on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:34:44 +0000 EST

The Afghan Air Force has received two Indian helicopters. At a ceremony on Tuesday at the military airbase in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, the Indian government formally handed over …

Airbus and Boeing Report September 2019 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:37:58 +0000 EST

737 MAX Technical Review Releases Observations, Findings, and Recommendations by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus delivered 26 and 71 commercial jets in September 2019, compared …

Turkey, the Syrian Kurdish Question and Operation Peace Spring — Part 1
Posted on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:28:17 +0000 EST

In today’s podcast, the Forecast Roundtable team discusses the implication of U.S. President Donald Trump’s order for American forces to redeploy away from the Syrian border with Turkey, how that …

Greece in Early Stages of Potential French Warship Buy
Posted on Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:36:38 +0000 EST

Greece is in the early stages of a potential acquisition of a pair of French-built warships. On October 10, Greek Defense Minister Niko Panagiotopoulos and French Defense Minister Florence Parly …

U.S. Reportedly Preparing to Withdraw from Open Skies Treaty, Impacting OC-135 Replacement
Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2019 16:12:37 +0000 EST

aircraft landing on a runway
The White House is reportedly preparing to announce a withdrawal from the Open Skies treaty, a pact that allows unarmed observation flights over the 34 signatories (North Atlantic Treaty Organization …