Lockheed Martin’s LRDR Selected for Japanese AEGIS Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense Sites
Posted on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:00:23 +0000 EST

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On July 30, the Japanese Ministry of Defense announced that it had decided to procure Lockheed Martin’s radar over rival Raytheon’s to equip two AEGIS Ashore installations. AEGIS Ashore is a U.S. military … Continue reading

Trump Administration Moves Space Force Plans Forward
Posted on Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:00:45 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. With a speech by Vice President Mike Pence, along with an interim report issued by the Pentagon, the U.S. government has begun laying out its plan to create a Space Force as a … Continue reading

Thales Gains Back Market Share with New Radio Contract
Posted on Thu, 09 Aug 2018 07:00:56 +0000 EST

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Thales has been awarded a $37 million contract from the U.S. Army to equip the new rapidly deployable security force assistance brigades (SFABs) with the PRC-148C Improved Multiband Inter-Intra Team Radio (IMBITR), … Continue reading

Microturbines: Back to Normalcy?
Posted on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 07:00:15 +0000 EST

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Electricity has long been produced by large plants that distribute power over vast distances. But a small but significant trend has emerged whereby end-users are looking at other, smaller options.  Distributed generation is a … Continue reading

Boeing Increases Production and Insourcing Efforts as Backlog Rises
Posted on Mon, 06 Aug 2018 07:00:00 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. The market for large commercial transports continues to rise following a brief downtick in 2015-2016.  At the 2018 Farnborough Airshow, both Airbus and Boeing generated an impressive number of orders … Continue reading

Joint Tactical Networking Center: Making Software Radios Interoperable, Secure, and Affordable
Posted on Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:00:12 +0000 EST

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC) was created following the cancellation of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program.  The U.S. Department of Defense needed an entity to store the software communications … Continue reading

After Counterinsurgency Victory, Syria Looks to Rearm
Posted on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:00:08 +0000 EST

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. More than seven years after domestic protests broke out against the Syrian government and President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian military, with Iranian and Russian backing, has achieved victory over insurgent forces. Pockets … Continue reading

Congress Releases FY19 Defense Policy Bill
Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:39 +0000 EST

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. U.S. House and Senate lawmakers completed the conference markup of the FY19 defense authorization bill on July 23.  The defense policy bill adheres to the spending levels agreed upon in the bipartisan budget act, … Continue reading

President Trump Touts an Air Traffic Control System that Is Similar to Canada’s
Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 07:00:38 +0000 EST

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. U.S. President Donald Trump wants to relinquish America’s air traffic control (ATC) system to a private, nonprofit entity with its own board comprising airlines, unions, airports, and federal officials, according to Wired.  … Continue reading

Biggest Sales Haul in Five Years at 2018 Farnborough Airshow
Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:10:30 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. The recently concluded Farnborough International Airshow generated an impressive number of orders and other purchase commitments (options, letters of intent, Memoranda of Understanding, etc.) for the world’s commercial aircraft manufacturers.  Aircraft orders and commitments … Continue reading