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It’s Official: India’s MMRCA Program Is Dead

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. India’s long-standing requirement for 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) – touted as the world’s most expensive at an estimated $20 billion – has been officially scrapped. By canceling the tender, … Continue reading

Sounds Like Some Activity Stirring in Surface Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems

Monday, August 3, 2015

By Richard Sterk, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Navy’s Surface ASW Combat Systems Integration program will likely hold at an average of $23.5 million to almost $29 million per year over the next several years as the SQQ-89(V) … Continue reading

Nexter and Krauss-Maffei to Create European Land Systems Giant

Friday, July 31, 2015

By Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. It was a long time coming, but the Holy Grail of defense industry consolidation between France and Germany is about to be realized. As budget austerity grips Europe, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann … Continue reading

Further Rafale Sales Good News for MBDA, Safran

Thursday, July 30, 2015

by Larry Dickerson, Missile Systems Analyst, Forecast International. France is confident of winning two more foreign orders for its Rafale combat aircraft by the beginning of 2016, according to a report by Reuters News Agency.  Recently, France won orders from … Continue reading

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USMC F-35B Reaches IOC

Date: July 31, 2015

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability on July 31, 2015, with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for worldwide deployment. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Ariz ...Read more

Heath Consultants Inc Announces Methane Monitoring Drone Under Development Through ARPA-E Grant

Date: August 4, 2015

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HOUSTON - Heath Consultants Inc, in collaboration with Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), Thorlabs, Princeton University and University of Houston, has been selected by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop and demonstrate the R ...Read more

Mitsubishi Aircraft Opens Seattle Engineering Center

Date: August 3, 2015

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SEATTLE - Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp has opened, and begun full operations with, an engineering and development center in Seattle, Washington. The Seattle Engineering Center (SEC) is part of the company's U.S. subsidiary, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp Amer ...Read more

Nexter and Krauss-Maffei to Create European Land Systems Giant

Date: August 3, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - It was a long time coming, but the Holy Grail of defense industry consolidation between France and Germany is about to be realized. As budget austerity grips Europe, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter have finally - after years of on- ...Read more

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Mideast Arms Build-up Negative Fallout from Iran Nuclear Deal

By: Thalif Deen
Date: 07/23/2015

The nuclear agreement concluded last week between Iran and six big powers, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, is threatening to trigger a new Middle East military build-up – not with nuclear weapons but with conventional arms, including fighter planes, combat helicopters, warships, missiles, battle tanks and heavy artillery. .... Read more

Industry to build 26,676 large passenger jetliners worth $4.23 trillion through 2029

By: John Keller
Date: 07/14/2015

Global production of large airline commercial aircraft will total 26,676 worth a cumulative $4.23 trillion in the 15-year time period from 2015 through 2029, predict analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn. .... Read more

Sea-based radar market tipped to grow over 10 years

By: Richard Tomkins
Date: 06/30/2015

A 10-year study of the sea-based radar market indicates it will grow to an estimated $13.037 billion, with production accounting for 61 percent of market value. .... Read more

Boeing’s rosy outlook calls for strong demand to continue

By: Jerry Siebenmark
Date: 06/11/2015

Boeing said Thursday it expects a global demand for 38,050 new airplanes with a value of $5.6 trillion over the next 20 years. The commercial airplane maker said in its Current Market Outlook that narrowbody aircraft will lead the pack, with demand for 26,730 airplanes over the next two decades. .... Read more


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