Turkmenistan Wary of Afghan Border
Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:42 +0000 EST

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov steps out of a truck and, after posing for pictures, takes aim at several targets, first with a rifle, then a handgun, and lastly throwing knives. He then … Continue reading

Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Highlights – 8/14/17 Edition
Posted on Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:36:47 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. This blog post briefly highlights recent Airborne Retrofit & Modernization news.  The Retrofit and Modernization market forecast provides comprehensive coverage of major airframe, propulsion, electronics, and armament programs for military, … Continue reading

Forecast International Launches Improved U.S. Defense Budget Database
Posted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:29:36 +0000 EST

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Forecast International is pleased to announce the launch of a newly enhanced U.S. Defense Budget Forecast database, now featuring the ability to track major program spending and identify winners and losers within every Pentagon … Continue reading

Dolphins in Trouble
Posted on Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:00:34 +0000 EST

by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval Systems Analyst, Forecast International. With the original group of Dolphin-class submarines designed to have a hull life of 30 years and a design initiation-to-commissioning cycle of at least 10-15 years, attention turned to designing replacements … Continue reading

Boeing on a Roll; Both Civil and Military Markets Remain Strong
Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:44:52 +0000 EST

by Edward Nebinger, Forecast International. Recent reports of significant layoffs by Boeing have proven to be of little concern to Wall Street investors, who shrugged those actions off as an efficiency move. Not only that, Boeing stock rose dramatically to … Continue reading

Production of ALQ-99 Jammer Wrapping Up, but Sizable O&M Support Expected
Posted on Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:07:05 +0000 EST

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  The ALQ-99 will be superseded by the Next Generation … Continue reading

Top Contractors Hold Their Positions as Defense Spending Begins to Rise
Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:15:39 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. As defense markets continue to adapt to dynamic economic and political forces, the major players continue to hold their entrenched positions. Regional turmoil in parts of the Middle East, Europe … Continue reading

Australia’s G550 AISREW Program Will Require a World’s Worth of Electronics, But So Far, None from Australia
Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:00:50 +0000 EST

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. State Department recently approved a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Australia of five Gulfstream G550 Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (AISREW) aircraft, worth an estimated $1.3 billion. … Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing Report June 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:00:57 +0000 EST

Boeing Launches 737 MAX 10 – Wins Orders Race at Paris Air Show by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 75 and 64 commercial jets in June 2017, respectively, compared to 74 and 64 during the same … Continue reading

Raytheon’s Multispectral Targeting System in High Demand
Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:00:04 +0000 EST

by Andrew Dardine, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Variants of Raytheon’s Multispectral Targeting System are expected to be produced in steady numbers over the next several years for the U.S. and its trusted allies. The MTS is a key component … Continue reading