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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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MTU Aero Engines Ramps Up New Engine Production

Friday, January 13, 2017

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. MTU Aero Engine is well positioned for years of solid profitability, thanks to the healthy status of its commercial engine production operations and an increasing emphasis on MRO activities.  Business … Continue reading

Indian Navy’s Quest for New Minehunters Mired on Shoals of Indigenization Pressures

Thursday, January 12, 2017

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Indian Navy’s long-standing quest for a new-build, modern class of mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) continues to flounder amid government demands regarding technology transfer and indigenization. A $5 billion project to build 12 … Continue reading

A350-1000’s Maiden Flight Completes Trent’s Trio of XWB-Powered Platforms

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. The new Airbus A350 XWB, with nearly 50 aircraft currently in service, has just received an addition to the family. After its maiden flight in late November, 2016, the A350-1000 is seeking … Continue reading

Launch Vehicles: Year in Review 2016

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Recent Decline Continued, but Stage Set for Renewed Activity in 2017 by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The year 2016 saw 85 launches into Earth orbit  (this count excludes the Falcon 9 that exploded in September, since the … Continue reading

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China Air Shuttle Orders 50 Archers

Date: January 11, 2017

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VERO BEACH, Fla. - Piper Aircraft has received an order for 50 Archers from their dealer in China, China Air Shuttle. China Air Shuttle, based in Beijing with branches in different provinces of China, will begin to take delivery in Q2 of 2017 with ... Read more

Global Eagle Entertainment Buys Satellite Payload from SES

Date: January 13, 2017

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LUXEMBOURG - SES SA has announced that Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has acquired a Ku-band payload on SES's AMC-3 satellite. The AMC-3 has 24 Ku-band transponders. Given statements by GEE CEO Dave Davis, the company has acquired all 24 transponde ... Read more

Boeing, SpiceJet Announce Deal for up to 205 Airplanes

Date: January 13, 2017

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NEW DELHI - Boeing and SpiceJet announced a commitment for up to 205 airplanes during an event in New Delhi. Booked at the end of 2016, the announcement includes 100 new 737 MAX 8s, SpiceJet's current order for 42 MAXs, 13 additional 737 MAXs whi ... Read more

December Order/Delivery Results for Airbus

Date: January 12, 2017

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TOULOUSE, France - Airbus recorded orders for 349 aircraft during the month of December. Iran Air ordered six A320ceos, 32 A320neos, eight A321ceos, eight A330-200s, 28 A330-900s, and 16 A350-1000s. Go Air ordered 72 A320neos. Aviation Capital gro ... Read more

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Analyst: 2017 looks good for Pratt

By: Howard French
Date: 01/02/2017

Pratt & Whitney and other military contractors should have a successful 2017, despite shadows thrown by President-elect Donald Trump. .... Read more

Galactic gold rush: the tech companies aiming to make space mining a reality

By: Dan Tynan
Date: 12/06/2016

Asteroids and the moon contain vast quantities of natural resources, including water, that could be worth billions and fuel a new phase of space exploration .... Read more

Airframers Pull Out All Stops in Fight for Air Force T-X Contract

By: Vivienne Machi
Date: 12/01/2016

The stakes are high for four major military jet manufacturers as the Air Force prepares to formally kick off the competition for its new jet fighter training system, analysts said. A final request for proposals is expected by the end of December for the T-X jet trainer program. Four teams - led by industry giants Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman - are vying for the $628 million contract, which will initially call for 350 aircraft, along with a number of ground training systems. .... Read more

Raytheon Launched Into Buy Range On Trump Win, Defense Stocks Rally

By: Gillian Rich
Date: 11/09/2016

Raytheon (RTN) shares soared into buy range Wednesday as defense contractors took flight on the wings of Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election but sales to foreign countries could take a hit. .... Read more


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