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Sales of SELEX Personal Role Radio Will Spike Late Decade

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Sales of SELEX Elsag’s PRC-343 Personal Role Radio will spike later in the decade to meet the short-range communications needs of defense departments worldwide.  The PRC-343 provides short-range communications for frontline foot … Continue reading

China’s AVIC Moves Closer to World Stage with Rollout of C919

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

By Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. China’s dream of becoming a major aerospace power took a step closer to becoming reality with the long-awaited rollout of the C919.  This all-new narrowbody airliner is designed to compete … Continue reading

Brief Overview: Russian Intervention in the Syrian Civil War

Monday, November 23, 2015

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Russia’s intervention into Syria marks a new turn in the nation’s relationship with the Syrian government and the direction of the ongoing civil war. In late August, rumors began to circulate … Continue reading

Cobra King & Gray Star: Two Critical BMD Defense Assets for the Future

Friday, November 20, 2015

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. On October 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the Air Force had awarded Raytheon a $24.6 million fixed-price, one-year contract for the strategically crucial Cobra King and Gray Star … Continue reading

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BAE Systems Team Awarded Development Contract for U.S. Marine Corps ACV 1.1 Program

Date: November 25, 2015

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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems’ team a contract worth $103.7 million for the Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development (EMD) phase of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 program. The company, along with ... Read more

BOC Aviation Orders 22 737s

Date: November 24, 2015

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SINGAPORE - Boeing and BOC Aviation announced an order for 22 737 airplanes, building on the leasing company's existing order book to fulfill customer demand. The order, consisting of 11 Next-Generation 737-800s and 11 737 MAX 8 airplanes, will be ... Read more

Blue Origin Lands its Reusable Rocket

Date: November 24, 2015

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VAN HORN, Tex. - Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle has successfully flew to space, reaching a planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a landing back at the launch site in West Texas. This is the first time a co ... Read more

Program Marches on As JSTARS Recap Radar Risk Reduction Sources Sought Released

Date: November 24, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - The latest step in the ongoing saga that is the U.S. Air Force's Joint STARS Recapitalization program has taken place. On November 19, the Air Force released its latest risk reduction sources sought notification, encapsulating work r ... Read more

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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

Bombardier and its state aid from Quebec: How did it come to this?

By: Nicolas Van Praet
Date: 10/30/2015

With a pledge to inject $1-billion (U.S.) cash into Bombardier Inc. to get its flagship C Series jet to market, the province of Quebec has emerged as the company’s fairy godmother. Now, the plane maker has to prove that as Cinderella, it’s not a lost cause. .... Read more


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