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White House Announces Full Lifting of Arms Embargo on Vietnam

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. During his visit to Hanoi on May 23, President Barack Obama announced the full lifting of a long-standing U.S. ban on weapons sales to Vietnam. The move comes as the militaries … Continue reading

World Powers Move to Support Libyan Unity Government against Terror Groups

Monday, May 23, 2016

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by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. In a decision representative both of the growing threat of terror groups and progress in local political reconciliation, world powers have affirmed their commitment to providing support, including arms, for the Government of National … Continue reading

We Should Never Have . . .

Friday, May 20, 2016

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by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Sea-Air-Space Symposium, Washington – One of the topics that invariably comes up at a meeting of naval-oriented people concerns the iniquities of the past wherein ships that were supposedly the perfect … Continue reading

Airbus Order Drought Ends With 82 Net Orders in April, Ahead of Boeing’s 34

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 54 and 52 commercial jets in April 2016, compared to 66 and 62 in the same month last year, respectively. In 2016 to date, Boeing and Airbus are still trailing … Continue reading

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FY17 Defense Funding Bill Receives Senate Subcommittee Approval

Date: May 24, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee approved an FY17 defense funding measure that identifies savings to reinvest in unfunded national security requirements, including readiness, shipbuilding and aircraft procurement ... Read more

Safran and AFI KLM E&M Form Repair Joint Venture

Date: May 24, 2016

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PARIS - Safran Aircraft Engines and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the establishment of a joint company dedicated to the repair of aircraft engine compressor blad ... Read more

SES Embraces New Technology as it Focuses on Growth

Date: May 24, 2016

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - SES continues to focus on growing its satellite services business around the world. In order to do this, the company is purchasing new satellites as well as acquiring the rights to operate in new regions. SES ordered three satelli ... Read more

First E190-E2 Jet Completes Maiden Flight Ahead of Schedule

Date: May 23, 2016

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SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS - The Embraer E-Jets E2 program reached another important milestone on May 23 with the completion of the maiden flight of the E190-E2. The flight was originally scheduled to take place during the second half of this year. The a ... Read more

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U.S. Southern Command Seeks Tech to Monitor Crime Networks

Date: 05/19/2016

U.S. Southern Command — with an area of responsibility that covers the Caribbean, Central and South America — is searching for new surveillance technologies to help U.S. allies and partner nations. .... Read more

U.S. Defense Companies Eye Partnerships in India

Date: 05/18/2016

As India pours billions of dollars into upgrading its military, U.S. defense contractors are looking to establish partnerships in the region to grab a piece of the pie. .... Read more

Lockheed Seeking More International F-35 Sales To Reduce Cost of Fighter

Date: 05/18/2016

Lockheed Martin is looking to reduce the cost of the $400 billion joint strike fighter program by targeting sales abroad. .... Read more

Sierra Nevada Corp Concentrating More on Defense Satellites

By: Caleb Henry
Date: 03/30/2016

Sierra Nevada Corporation(SNC) is refocusing on the defense market after completing the Orbcomm Second Generation (OG2) constellation, finding that many of the entrepreneurs pushing for new small satellite ventures lack the financial wherewithal to progress with their ideas. The company is also developing a new small Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite platform in hopes of meeting demand in a newer market space. .... Read more


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