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This product focuses on land systems,
including the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
M1 Abrams and Stryker. The companion Ordnance
service covers munition systems, including the
JDAM, M109A7 Paladin, and Small Diameter Bomb.
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The two individual products in this group cover both air and land & sea systems, including the Predator, Reaper, and Global Hawk, UCAVs, and civil and commercial UAVs.
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The two volumes in this service detail Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles such as the International Space Station, SBIRS, Intelsat, METOP-SG, James Webb Space Telescope and the EELV. Learn More


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To Little Surprise, South Korea Selects KAI-Lockheed Team to Develop Its KF-X Indigenous Fighter

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

By Dan Darling, Forecast International. As was largely expected by many observers, South Korea has opted to move forward with the joint partnership of Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Lockheed Martin for development of its indigenous KF-X (Korean Fighter Xperiment) … Continue reading

Lockheed Martin Adapts to the New Defense World Order

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

by Richard Pettibone, Forecast International. As the world’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin has been restructuring its operations to deal with a global defense downturn and the effects of sequestration in the USA. To its credit, Lockheed Martin was already … Continue reading

Britain’s Defense Budget at a Crossroads

Monday, March 30, 2015

By Dan Darling, Forecast International. Heading down the finishing stretch to Britain’s general election on May 7, the question of what constitutes adequate defense investment has emerged as a thorny political issue. Thrust into the forefront of electoral issues in … Continue reading

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ASIP & EISS Endure, in Turbulent Air

Date: May 26, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - Northrop Grumman's Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite (EISS) and ASQ-230 Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) make up the two primary electronics systems on board the U.S. Air Force's RQ-4B Block 30 Global Hawk UAVs. They are e ...Read more

Four Su-30SMs with Bars Radar Delivered to Kazakhstan

Date: May 25, 2015

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MOSCOW - Russia has scored a direct hit. According to reports out of Russia, four new build Sukhoi Su-30SM have been delivered to the Kazakhstan Air Force, and this is only the first phase out of a much larger order. Over the coming years, Kaza ...Read more

Spanish Forces to Focus on Procuring Existing UAVs/Sensors

Date: March 24, 2015

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MADRID - In Spain's latest Plan Director de RPAS (RPAS Master Plan), the Directorate General of Armaments and Material has outlined a new UAV procurement strategy. The Spanish Army and Navy, due to budgetary constraints and the urgency for new system ...Read more


Editorial: Spinning Sikorsky, Bowing To Wall Street

Date: 03/24/2015

Like any business that has survived for 90 years, Sikorsky has weathered a lot of ups and downs since it was acquired by United Technologies Corp. (UTC) three months before the great stock market crash of 1929. So the recent decision by UTC to spin off the storied helicopter manufacturer says less about Sikorsky than it does about its parent company. .... Read more

UTC Considers Sikorsky Divestiture

By: Thierry Dubois
Date: 03/16/2015

UTC is considering selling or (more appealing from a tax perspective) spinning off Sikorsky. The helicopter manufacturer’s growth is too slow and its margin too small when compared with those of other businesses in the group, according to UTC president and CEO Gregory Hayes. .... Read more

Forecast International: Earth Imagery Demand to Drive Remote Sensing Satellite Production Through 2024

By: Mary-Louise Hoffman
Date: 03/16/2015

A Forecast International study estimates the production value of remote sensing satellites will reach $27.2 billion by 2024 due to an increasing demand for Earth imagery products in both government and commercial sectors. .... Read more

CEO: Sikorsky 'not as attractive' as UTC siblings

By: Alexander Soule and Dan Freedman
Date: 03/12/2015

While describing Sikorsky Aircraft as having "a great future ahead," the CEO of United Technologies Corp. said on Thursday a decision to divest the Stratford-based company would be driven in part by uncertainty over future military sales and the pressure on profits exerted by the Pentagon. .... Read more


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