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U.S. Army’s $216 Million S3I Project Helps Soldiers Spot Threats on the Battlefield

Friday, February 5, 2016

By Greg Giaquinto, Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Army is always on the hunt for technology that will enhance the lethality, range, and speed of engagement of its soldiers.  The service’s S3I Technology R&D project aims to meet this … Continue reading

Defense Secretary Carter Previews FY17 Budget

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered a preview of the Pentagon’s FY17 budget request on February 2, but offered relatively few concrete details. The request will total $582.7 billion, which includes the … Continue reading

Germany’s UAV Selection Is Likely Boon for Israeli Sensor Manufacturers

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. The announcement that Germany would pursue the lease of Heron TP (Eitan) unmanned air vehicles for an interim medium-altitude, long-endurance requirement could mean good things for Israeli sensor manufacturers. On January 12, … Continue reading

KANT Can. KMW/Nexter Merger Complete

Monday, February 1, 2016

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Finally, after years of discussion, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter have merged.  The newly merged firm is now based in Amsterdam, with each partner holding a 50 percent stake in the … Continue reading

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Progress Capsule Plays Important Role in ISS Resupply

Date: February 4, 2016

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - The Progress cargo transfer vehicle fills a role as a resupply vehicle for crew members on the International Space Station (ISS). Even as new U.S. commercial resupply vehicles enter service, the importance of the Progress continues. ... Read more

UCLASS Becomes Unmanned Tanker as U.S. Navy Offsets Fighter Shortfall

Date: February 4, 2016

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy's FY17 budget request will transform the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system into an unmanned aerial tanker, a far cry from the stealthy strike aircraft Congress has been pushing for. ... Read more

Harbin Y-12F Awarded CAAC Certification

Date: January 28, 2016

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HARBIN, China - The Y-12F utility turboprop aircraft received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in December 2015. The Y-12F was developed by Harbin Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd (HAIG), a subsidiary of ... Read more

U.S. Navy Reverses Course on Tomahawk Termination

Date: February 4, 2016

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy's FY17 budget request will include around $2 billion to procure 4,000 Tomahawk cruise missiles over the next five years, reversing a previous decision to terminate production entirely. The decision was revealed by Defense ... Read more

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Overcoming Adversity - Thai Airways is fighting back against government turmoil, terrorist bombings and a decade of mismanagement to get back into the black.

By: Douglas W. Nelms
Date: 12/28/2015

For an airline whose primary market is tourism, a military junta and terrorist bombings definitely impact the bottom line. While those events have affected Thai Airways’ financial situation, they are not the main problem. .... Read more

The Good Life

By: Robert W. Moorman
Date: 11/20/2015

As airlines go, so goes commercial aircraft leasing. It is going quite well for both at this time. A healthy and steady demand for new and slightly used airliners, plus strong revenues due to a spike in domestic and international passenger traffic, has helped transform lessors into a formidable juggernaut in commercial aviation. .... Read more

ANALYSIS: MRJ puts dreams into action

By: Mavis Toh
Date: 11/11/2015

When the MRJ regional jet prototype lifted off from Nagoya airfield just after 09:35 on 11 November, it achieved a long-awaited milestone, and set the stage for an intensive 18-month flight test campaign. .... Read more

Musk & Branson's roadblocks on the way to Marsay to Mars

By: Althea Chang | @altheadchang
Date: 11/05/2015

It's not just science fiction. Humans really could colonize Mars. But before that happens, Elon Musk's SpaceX, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and other firms will have to take baby steps through the atmosphere. .... Read more


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