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This product focuses on land systems,
including the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV),
M1 Abrams and Stryker. The companion Ordnance
service covers munition systems, including the
JDAM, M109A7 Paladin, and Small Diameter Bomb.
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The two volumes in this service detail Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles such as the International Space Station, SBIRS, Intelsat, METOP-SG, James Webb Space Telescope and the EELV. Learn More


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In Surprise Move, India Orders 36 Rafales – and May Have Killed the MMRCA Program in the Process

Sunday, April 19, 2015

by Dan Darling, Forecast International. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Paris on April 9 for a much-anticipated diplomatic swing through France, Germany and Canada. Prior to his departure, the speculation surrounding his Paris visit concerned the fate of … Continue reading

Threat of Supersonic Missiles Drives Funding for Ship Self-Defense System

Friday, April 17, 2015

By Andrew Dardine, Forecast International. Based on projections in the FY15 defense budget, the U.S. Navy is planning to devote $723 million in RDT&E funding over the next 10 years on development of a Ship Self-Defense System to address the … Continue reading

Swiss Combat Aircraft Capability Continues to Shrink

Thursday, April 16, 2015

by Dan Darling, Forecast International. Age and wear are taking a toll on the Swiss Air Force’s combat aircraft capability. The service’s 36 F-5 Tigers – purchased in 1976 and 1981, with deliveries following in 1978 and 1984, respectively – … Continue reading

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Royal Canadian Air Force Simulator Strategy Carries CAD544 Million Price Tag

Date: April 20, 2015

NEWTOWN, Conn. - The Royal Canadian Air Force hopes that investing in simulators will save money in the long run by reducing the strain placed on aircraft fleets. The service plans to spend CAD544 million on simulators and training systems over the n ...Read more

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New Indian Navy Stealth Destroyer Launched

Date: April 20, 2015

MUMBAI - The Indian Navy's newest destroyer, the INS Visakhapatnam, was launched by Magazon Docks Ltd at its shipyard in Mumbai on April 20. The vessel - the first of a new class of warships designated Project 15B (P15-B) by the Indian Navy - was des ...Read more

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Self-Propelled Artillery Market Looks to the East

Date: April 15, 2015

NEWTOWN, Conn. - In an age of smart bombs and tactical missiles, tube artillery remains the most cost-effective means of rapidly delivering large amounts of munitions on a target within a 50-kilometer (31-mi) range fan. The international market fo ...Read more

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Editorial: Spinning Sikorsky, Bowing To Wall Street

Date: 03/24/2015

Like any business that has survived for 90 years, Sikorsky has weathered a lot of ups and downs since it was acquired by United Technologies Corp. (UTC) three months before the great stock market crash of 1929. So the recent decision by UTC to spin off the storied helicopter manufacturer says less about Sikorsky than it does about its parent company. .... Read more

UTC Considers Sikorsky Divestiture

By: Thierry Dubois
Date: 03/16/2015

UTC is considering selling or (more appealing from a tax perspective) spinning off Sikorsky. The helicopter manufacturer’s growth is too slow and its margin too small when compared with those of other businesses in the group, according to UTC president and CEO Gregory Hayes. .... Read more

Forecast International: Earth Imagery Demand to Drive Remote Sensing Satellite Production Through 2024

By: Mary-Louise Hoffman
Date: 03/16/2015

A Forecast International study estimates the production value of remote sensing satellites will reach $27.2 billion by 2024 due to an increasing demand for Earth imagery products in both government and commercial sectors. .... Read more

CEO: Sikorsky 'not as attractive' as UTC siblings

By: Alexander Soule and Dan Freedman
Date: 03/12/2015

While describing Sikorsky Aircraft as having "a great future ahead," the CEO of United Technologies Corp. said on Thursday a decision to divest the Stratford-based company would be driven in part by uncertainty over future military sales and the pressure on profits exerted by the Pentagon. .... Read more


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