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The Turkish Military Coup That Wasn’t

Thursday, July 21, 2016

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. On the evening of Friday July 15, an event occurred in Turkey that during the four decades prior to the new millennium would have been considered de rigueur inside the country: … Continue reading

Will Submarine-Hunting Sonobuoys Be Next to Leach onto the Drone Frenzy?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

by Richard Sterk, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The SSQ-955 HIDAR, produced by Ultra Electronics, first made inroads into the sonobuoy market through its ability to combat the ambient noise levels of coastal waters. This feature made it an attractive … Continue reading

Weather Fails to Dampen Excitement of Farnborough 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

By Bill Ostrove, Space Systems and Military Markets Analyst, and Raymond Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Although weather caused the 2016 Farnborough Air Show to get off to an inauspicious start, the excitement picked up later in the week. … Continue reading

United States and Russia Edge Closer to Cooperation in Syria

Monday, July 18, 2016

by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Moscow, The Washington Post published a leaked copy of an apparent U.S. proposal to deepen cooperation between the U.S. and Russia regarding the conflict … Continue reading

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Iridium NEXT Nearing Launch After Delays

Date: July 21, 2016

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - Thales Alenia Space will provide all 81 Iridium NEXT satellites under a $2.2 billion deal. French export credit agency Coface has guaranteed a $1.8 billion credit facility to fund the effort. Iridium will fund the remainder of the co ... Read more

France Moves Forward on Mirage 2000D Fighter Upgrade

Date: July 21, 2016

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LONDON - The French defense procurement agency, DGA, has inked a contract with Dassault for the mid-life upgrade of 55 of the French Air Force's 71-unit Mirage 2000D fighter fleet. Five of the Mirage 2000Ds are currently deployed to a forward operati ... Read more

AGC Acquires North Coast Composites and North Coast Tool and Mold Corp

Date: July 11, 2016

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HAYDEN, Idaho - AGC AeroComposites has acquired North Coast Composites Inc and North Coast Tool and Mold Corp. North Coast Composites manufactures composites for the aerospace industry using fabrication of Resin Transfer Molded (RTM) and Vacuum-As ... Read more

Siemens to Supply Compressor Trains for Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Date: July 20, 2016

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ERLANGEN, Germany - Siemens has won an order from the Trans Adriatic Pipeline consortium for six 15-megawatt SGT-400-driven turbo compressor trains. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will open up the so-called Southern Gas Corridor for Europe. Instal ... Read more

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Pratt gleans billions in orders at Farnborough, although business falls from past years

Date: 07/16/2016

Pratt & Whitney came home from this week’s Farnborough International Airshow in England with a raft of engine orders on the commercial side of its business and a successful international debut of its newest military engine powering the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet. .... Read more

Forecast International Projects $2.74 Trillion Large Jetliner Market Over Next 10 Years

Date: 07/11/2016

As the world aerospace industry gathers for the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, Forecast International has issued a new study, "The Market for Large Commercial Jet Transports," in which the Connecticut-based market forecasting firm projects that a total of 17,129 large commercial jetliners will be produced from 2016 through 2025. The value of this production is estimated at $2.74 trillion in constant 2016 U.S. dollars. .... Read more

Will Brexit Affect the Farnborough Airshow? Experts Divided

Date: 07/10/2016

The United Kingdom is preparing to host the world's largest airshow just weeks after a June 23 referendum to leave the European Union that shocked observers and caused the British pound to plunge. .... Read more

New Pratt-powered military jet to make UK air show debut, at last

Date: 07/09/2016

Pratt & Whitney’s F135 military engine and the plane it powers, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, will be under close scrutiny next week at their first major air show appearance at England’s Farnborough International Air Show. .... Read more


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