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Unmanned Vehicles Forecast
 Airborne Systems

15-year global unit production (2017-2031) is estimated at 105.5 million, valued at $93 billion.

Major Systems Covered: Global Hawk, Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, RQ-180 and others.

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Unmanned Vehicles Forecast
Land & Sea Systems

15-year global unit production (2017-2031)
is estimated at 70,750 systems, valued at $37 billion.

Major Systems Covered: Mk 39,
Mk 54, Yu-11, Packbot, Seafox
and others.

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Military Aircraft

Military Aircraft Forecast

15-year global unit production (2017-2031) is estimated at 7,827, valued at $483.9 billion.

Major Programs Covered:
F-35, A400M, KC-46A, P-3A, C-130J, T-X and others.

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Civil Aircraft

Civil Aircraft Forecast

15-year global unit production (2017-2021)
is estimated at 71,355 aircraft, valued
at $4.89 trillion.

Features coverage of A320neo, A350, 737 MAX, 777X, 787, CSeries and others.

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Rotorcraft Forecast Commercial and Military

Rotorcraft Forecast
Commercial & Military

15-year global unit production (2017-2031) is estimated at 27,310 aircraft, valued at $278.8 billion.

Military platforms include: Boeing CH-47F Chinook, NH Industries NH90, Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk and others.

Civil platforms include: Airbus Helicopters H160, Bell 525, Leonardo AW169 and others.

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Aviation Gas Turbines

Aviation Gas Turbine Forecast

Major Programs Covered: F-135, LEAP, Trent, PW1000, GEnx, CFM56 and others.

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Companies, Contractors,
Force Structures & Budgets

Provides coverage on every major defense & aerospace company worldwide, detailed contact information for international contractors, and 10-year forecasts for every line item in the U.S. Defense Budget.

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International Military Markets

Military Markets

Coverage of 140 countries in six regions, examining their military capabilities, equipment requirements, and force structure inventories. Corresponding coverage of the political and economic trends shaping the defense market outlook.

Asia, Australia, Pacific Rim
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East & Africa
North America

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Expansive Acquisition Spending

Procurement & RDT&E Budget

Complete Authorization and
Appropriations Coverage

Budget Document Curation

Analysis of Requests and
Congressional Actions

Market Segment Filters

Custom Excel Downloads

U.S. Defense Budget Forecast



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International Air Forces Relying on F-5 Fleets to Maintain Battle Readiness

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. The past year has seen a significant surge worldwide to upgrade legacy fighters. Despite a rapidly aging worldwide fleet with an average of more than 50 years in service, international … Continue reading

Top Eight Countries Dominate Defense Spending in Latin America

Monday, March 20, 2017

by Bill Ostrove, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Defense spending in Latin America will remain strong between 2017 and 2021. While allocations will not be as high as in other regions, economies are expected to slowly improve after years … Continue reading

China Unveils 2017 Defense Budget Target

Thursday, March 16, 2017

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. China has announced its latest military spending earmark for fiscal year 2017 with a topline figure of CNY1.044 trillion ($151 billion). This amounts to about 9.4 percent more in nominal spending … Continue reading

Ex-Alenia Boss Looks to Aero Vodochody Trainer Resurgence

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. With new management at the helm, Aero Vodochody is looking back to its future.  Under the guidance of new CEO Giuseppe Giordo, formerly of Leonardo (née Alenia Aermacchi), Aero Vodochody … Continue reading

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GA-ASI Announces Japanese Collaboration at "Japan Drone"

Date: March 23, 2017

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TOKYO - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced during a briefing at the Japan Drone expo in Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, that it has executed a research collaboration agreement with a consortium of Japanese industry, government, and academia ... Read more

Malaysia Orders Four Littoral Mission Ships

Date: March 20, 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) for the delivery of four Littoral Mission Ships at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2017 exhibition on March 20. The contract is part of a collaborative effort between Mal ... Read more

Rocket Lab Raises $75 Million in Series D Funding Round

Date: March 22, 2017

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Rocket Lab has closed a Series D financing round, raising $75 million in the process. The company, with operations in the U.S. and New Zealand, announced the closing on March 21. The round was led by Data Collective, wit ... Read more

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Marine One Replacement Flying Under Trump's Radar

By: Vivienne Machi
Date: 03/01/2017

After two major military aviation programs recently took heat from President Donald Trump on Twitter, defense contractors might be more cautious about cost overruns and schedule delays to avoid a public lashing, analysts said. But so far, one crucial program — the Marine One presidential helicopter replacement — seems safe from facing the same critiques as the F-35 joint strike fighter and the Air Force One presidential aircraft replacement. .... Read more

2016 Launches: The Good, the Bad and a Look Ahead

By: Kendall Russell
Date: 02/16/2017

Each year, Forecast International takes a look back at how the launch industry fared over the last 12 months and also glances forward to predict what’s to come in the year ahead. Via Satellite took a moment to speak with Bill Ostrove, space systems analyst for Forecast International, to discuss the continued decline in launches we saw in 2016 as well as his relatively brighter expectations for 2017. .... Read more

Supersonic passenger jets might make a comeback, more than a decade after the last Concorde flight

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 02/02/2017

The beak-nosed, supersonic Concorde was once described by a British ambassador as the "flower of the aerospace industry." But while the sleek plane could cut travel times in half, it was ultimately doomed by a combination of high maintenance expenses, a slower market for air travel after the Sept. 11 attacks and high ticket prices. A round-trip flight from London to New York could cost as much as $18,260 in today's dollars. .... Read more

Shifts and Changes in Line-Up of T-X Contenders

By: Ray Jaworowski
Date: 02/02/2017

The U.S. Air Force’s T-X advanced trainer program is one of the biggest prizes in the military aircraft market in the near future. This is due to the scale of the program itself: under the program, the Air Force intends to buy 350 advanced jet trainers to replace its fleet of Northrop T-38Cs. In addition, the winning T-X aircraft will be in a position to become perhaps the leading competitor in the future global market for advanced jet trainers. .... Read more


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