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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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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, KC-46A, A400M, Dassault Rafale, Embraer Super Tucano, Saab Gripen, 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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Expansive Acquisition Spending

Procurement & RDT&E Budget

Complete Authorization and
Appropriations Coverage

Budget Document Curation

Analysis of Requests and
Congressional Actions

Market Segment Filters

Custom Excel Downloads

U.S. Defense Budget Forecast



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With Rockwell Collins in the Mix, Can Brazilian Firms Penetrate the International Airborne Defense Electronics Market?

Friday, April 21, 2017

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Brazilian companies Savis and Bradar announced the signing of a cooperation agreement to evaluate joint business development for defense applications at the LAAD Defense & Security 2017 conference.  Both companies are … Continue reading

BAE Systems Adapting to the Times

Thursday, April 20, 2017

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. As political change sweeps across the U.S. and the U.K, defense – following several years of  governmental austerity – appears set for a rebound. As do opportunities for BAE Systems. To … Continue reading

Line Now Blurred Between Peace And War, Says NATO Secretary General On Visit To U.S.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pamela Hurt, Forecast International. A day after meeting with President Trump at the White House, NATO head Jens Stoltenberg discussed the unique challenges of a time when the line between peace and war is increasingly unclear. “Before, it was easy … Continue reading

No, Argentina Will Not Be Spending $2 Billion on Military Equipment

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

by William Ostrove and Shaun McDougall, Forecast International Military Market Analysts  Recent reports in the Argentine press indicate that the country has plans to purchase over $2 billion worth of military equipment over the next few years. In a letter … Continue reading

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U.K. MoD Announces $690 million in Missile Orders

Date: April 21, 2017

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LONDON - British Secretary of State for Defense, Sir Michael Fallon, announced on April 21 that his ministry had awarded three new missile contracts representing a combined value of GBP539 million ($690 million). The three contracts cover new orders ... Read more

Lilium Celebrates Successful Flight Tests and Introduces 5-seater VTOL Jet

Date: April 20, 2017

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MUNICH - The Lilium Jet has successfully completed its maiden test flight series in the skies above Bavaria. The 2-seater Eagle prototype executed a range of complex maneuvers, including its signature mid-air transition from hover mode to wing-borne ... Read more

KAI Signs Deal to Provide Embraer with Aerostructure Components for Civil and Military Aircraft

Date: April 21, 2017

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BRASILIA - Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has signed an agreement with Embraer to provide aerostructure components for both civil and military aircraft. No official announcement has been made yet, but the news has been reported in multiple outlets. ... Read more

NAVMAR and UAVT Join for Flight Demonstration of Turboprop Engine on TigerShark UAV

Date: April 20, 2017

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MIAMI - Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) and UAV Turbines Inc. (UAVT) have announced plans for a joint flight demonstration of NASC's TigerShark aircraft with a UAVT micro-turboprop propulsion system. First flights are scheduled prior to ye ... Read more

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Reopened Iranian market has potential for Pratt, analyst says

By: Howard French | Journal Inquirer
Date: 04/17/2017

Pratt & Whitney engines will power passenger airplanes sold by European airplane manufacturer ATR to Iran Air, the latest deal following Iran's nuclear accord with world powers that ended sanctions barring such sales. .... Read more

Marine One Replacement Flying Under Trump's Radar

By: Vivienne Machi
Date: 03/01/2017

After two major military aviation programs recently took heat from President Donald Trump on Twitter, defense contractors might be more cautious about cost overruns and schedule delays to avoid a public lashing, analysts said. But so far, one crucial program — the Marine One presidential helicopter replacement — seems safe from facing the same critiques as the F-35 joint strike fighter and the Air Force One presidential aircraft replacement. .... Read more

2016 Launches: The Good, the Bad and a Look Ahead

By: Kendall Russell
Date: 02/16/2017

Each year, Forecast International takes a look back at how the launch industry fared over the last 12 months and also glances forward to predict what’s to come in the year ahead. Via Satellite took a moment to speak with Bill Ostrove, space systems analyst for Forecast International, to discuss the continued decline in launches we saw in 2016 as well as his relatively brighter expectations for 2017. .... Read more

Supersonic passenger jets might make a comeback, more than a decade after the last Concorde flight

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 02/02/2017

The beak-nosed, supersonic Concorde was once described by a British ambassador as the "flower of the aerospace industry." But while the sleek plane could cut travel times in half, it was ultimately doomed by a combination of high maintenance expenses, a slower market for air travel after the Sept. 11 attacks and high ticket prices. A round-trip flight from London to New York could cost as much as $18,260 in today's dollars. .... Read more


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