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U.K.’s Request for Apache Remanufacture Unveils Long-Term Attack Helicopter Capability Plan

Friday, September 4, 2015

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. A long-awaited move by the U.K. Ministry of Defence regarding attack helicopter capability has now played out, as a government-to-government request for the upgrade/remanufacture of the British Army fleet of WAH-64D … Continue reading

Land the Landing Force!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

by Stuart Slade, Warships Analyst, Forecast International. The provision of additional funding for the 12th member of the LPD-17 class bears an uncanny similarity to the maneuvering that took place over the construction of the eighth ship in the LHD-1 … Continue reading

Radar Upgrades May Be on the Horizon in Uruguay

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The arrival of two ex-Portuguese Air Force C-212-300MPs in Uruguay offers the potential of upgrade contracts. The Uruguayan Air Force settled on purchasing the C-212-300MPs in December 2014. These maritime patrol … Continue reading

Lockheed Sharpens Focus on Defense Platforms with Sikorsky Acquisition

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

By Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. With a protracted downturn anticipated in defense, Sikorsky was put on the block in early 2015 as its parent company, United Technologies, looked to focus on higher-margin commercial markets. After … Continue reading

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FMS Contract Awarded to Sikorsky for Slovak UH-60M Order

Date: September 3, 2015

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WASHINGTON - Sikorsky Aircraft was awarded a $46 million contract from the Pentagon on September 3 for the production of four UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters intended for Slovakia. These helicopters form part of what will likely evolve into a nine-helic ... Read more

Irving Shipbiulding Begins Construction of First Canadian Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship

Date: September 1, 2015

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HALIFAX, N.S. - Irving Shipbuilding has begun construction of Canada's first Harry DeWolf class Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship at its shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The shipyard has cut steel that will be used on the center section of the first ship ... Read more

First H135 for Offshore Wind Operations Delivered

Date: July 30, 2015

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EMDEN, Germany - The first Airbus Helicopters H135 configured for offshore hoisting duties has been delivered to HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH. HTM intends to operate the H135 from its bases at Emden, Norden, Borkum, and Helgoland, serving offsh ... Read more

Boeing and PGZ to Pursue Broad Collaboration

Date: September 2, 2015

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KIELCE, Poland - Boeing and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed a broad-based agreement outlining areas where the two companies might collaborate in support of the Technical Modernization Plan of the Polish armed forces. Boeing will access ... Read more

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Rich Russians are significantly cutting back on private jet travel

By: Alanna Petroff
Date: 09/12/2015

Rich Russians are significantly cutting back on private jet travel as the slumping Russian economy and weaker currency force them to stick to a budget. .... Read more

Do commercial spaceports have a future?

By: Daisy Carrington, for CNN
Date: 08/17/2015

(CNN)Houston, already home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, is slated to add another notch to its aeronautic belt. The Federal Aviation Administration has given the Texas city the go-ahead to build the United State's tenth commercial spaceport. .... Read more

Mideast Arms Build-up Negative Fallout from Iran Nuclear Deal

By: Thalif Deen
Date: 07/23/2015

The nuclear agreement concluded last week between Iran and six big powers, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, is threatening to trigger a new Middle East military build-up – not with nuclear weapons but with conventional arms, including fighter planes, combat helicopters, warships, missiles, battle tanks and heavy artillery. .... Read more

Lockheed source: Sikorsky to stay in Stratford

By: Alexander Soule
Date: 07/21/2015

Sikorsky Aircraft, the largest corporate employer in southwestern Connecticut, will remain in its Stratford headquarters after Lockheed Martin takes over the helicopter maker, a company official said Monday. .... Read more


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