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Smooth Sailing Ahead for Rolls-Royce MT30 Marine Engine

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Rolls-Royce is solidifying its position in the naval power generation market with new, state-of-the-art applications for the company’s MT30 marine engine.  The commissioning of the U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer, the USS Zumwalt … Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – Brexit Part 1

Monday, June 27, 2016

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Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable podcast. Each podcast features several analysts discussing various aerospace and defense-related issues. The Brexit Part 1 episode features Matthew W. Beres and Dan Darling Europe/Asia Military Markets Analyst for Forecast International discussing the United Kingdom’s … Continue reading

Non-European Mortar Market: Taking European Designs In A Different Direction

Monday, June 27, 2016

by Dean Lockwood, Military Vehicles & Ordnance Analyst, Forecast International. Like its European counterpart, the international market for mortars remains generally static. As the large number of World War II-era weapons still in active service clearly demonstrates, the simple, robust … Continue reading

Top 200 U.S. Government Contractors FY2015

Thursday, June 23, 2016

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. The following is a list of the Top 200 U.S. Government Contractors in fiscal year 2015 ranked by the total amount of contract funds awarded. In FY2015, the U.S. Government … Continue reading

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Russian Helicopters and Avicopter to Develop a Heavy Lift Rotorcraft

Date: June 25, 2016

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MOSCOW - Russian Helicopters will cooperate with the China's Avicopter to develop the AHL (Advanced Heavy Lift) heavy helicopter. A corresponding intergovernmental agreement was signed by the Russian and Chinese parties in Beijing in the presence of ... Read more

Boeing Awarded T-45 Engine Contract

Date: June 23, 2016

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PENTAGON - Boeing is being awarded an $8 million modification to a previously issued ordering agreement to procure two validation and verification kits, and two sets of associated support equipment/special tooling kits, as well as the non-recurring e ... Read more

US Army May Have Little Interest in A-10 Warthog

Date: June 23, 2016

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - In this article, Dave Majumdar explains how the U.S. Army doesn't particularly have an interest in the A-10 in preference to any other aircraft that will detroy enemy objectives. The article continues to explain that the A-10's survi ... Read more

Spike Aerospace Evaluating Engines for Supersonic S-512

Date: June 22, 2016

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BOSTON - Spike Aerospace is evaluating several possible engine options for its new S-512 Supersonic Jet. The company is currently working with two engine manufacturers, and is in the early stages of discussion with a third engine supplier. Spike ... Read more

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Marine Corps Moves Forward On King Stallion Program

By: Yasmin Tadjdeh
Date: 07/01/2016

As major program milestones loom, the Marine Corps is working in earnest to develop and test the CH-53K King Stallion. The heavy lift helicopter, which is being built by Sikorsky, will replace the service's fleet of aging CH-53E aircraft. "Why is the Marine Corps buying the 53K? Very simple. Our gear has gotten a lot heavier," said Marine Corps Col. Henry Vanderborght, program manager for H-53 at Naval Air Systems Command in Pax River, Maryland. .... Read more

Presidential Helicopter Approaches Key Milestone

By: Yasmin Tadjdeh
Date: 07/01/2016

After years of delays, the Navy and Marine Corps are on the cusp of replacing the service's aging fleet of presidential transport helicopters. The services' effort, which has been more than a decade in the making, is now on track to meet key program milestones, officials said. "The program is moving on or ahead of schedule," said Marine Corps Col. Robert Pridgen, program manager for Naval Air Systems Command's presidential helicopters program office. .... Read more

Stratolaunch’s Gargantuan Flying Launchpad Edges Toward the Skies

Date: 06/20/2016

Everything about this project, called Stratolaunch, screams bigness. The slogan “Think Big” is plastered on workers’ T-shirts and on posters around the hangar in the desert outside Los Angeles, where the plane is being assembled. The effort is being financed by the jumbo fortune of Paul G. Allen, the billionaire space enthusiast and a Microsoft founder. .... Read more

Marine Corps Moves Forward On King Stallion Program

Date: 06/15/2016

As major program milestones loom, the Marine Corps is working in earnest to develop and test the CH-53K King Stallion. .... Read more


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