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Is a New Dedicated Close Air Support Aircraft a Possibility for the U.S. Air Force?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Air Force has recently appeared more open to the idea of developing a future close air support aircraft to replace the legacy A-10, despite ongoing efforts to retire that very … Continue reading

Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans Record Budget Request

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. With formulations being conducted for Japan’s fiscal year 2016 government budget, the country’s Defense Ministry is contemplating whether to request a record-high slice of the expenditure pie. Having secured three consecutive … Continue reading

Fear and Military Spending: Greek Financial Doom and the Fall of the Hellenic Military

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

By Matthew W. Beres, Forecast International. While reviewing C-130 upgrades, I came upon something interesting – Spar’s 2005 $100 million contract to upgrade Hellenic C-130s. I asked myself, “How can a 2005 government that witnessed a 3 percent annual deficit … Continue reading

With Successful Rocket Motor Test, Long March 5 May Be Back on Track

Monday, August 24, 2015

By Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. China has conducted a ground test of the Long March 5 (CZ-5) power system. The engines were fired for the final ground test before the first launch, expected next year. According to … Continue reading

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Pratt & Whitney Delivers First PW1400G Engine to Irkut

Date: August 25, 2015

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MOSCOW - Pratt & Whitney has delivered the first PurePower PW1400G-JM engine to the podding facility at Russia's Irkut Corp. The engine was assembled and tested at the Pratt & Whitney West Palm Beach Engine Center in Florida. The PW1400G-JM has bee ...Read more

Poland to Purchase Poprad SAM System

Date: August 25, 2015

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WARSAW - Poland plans to purchase the Poprad very short-range air defense (VSHORAD) systems. The Polish Ministry of Defense's Armament Inspectorate will negotiate with Polish manufacturer PIT-RADWAR. The contract should be signed before the end ...Read more

With Issues Resolved, Globalstar Works to Improve Financial Health

Date: August 27, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - Globalstar has largely resolved issues that arose while its second generation satellites were being deployed. Globalstar and Thales Alenia developed a software patch allows satellites to continue operation despite problems with momen ...Read more

Lockheed Sharpens Focus on Defense Platforms With Sikorsky

Date: August 27, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - With a protracted downturn anticipated in defense, Sikorsky was put on the block in the early 2015 as it parent company United Technologies looked to focus on higher margin commercial markets. After several months of negations with v ...Read more

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Rich Russians are significantly cutting back on private jet travel

By: Alanna Petroff
Date: 09/12/2015

Rich Russians are significantly cutting back on private jet travel as the slumping Russian economy and weaker currency force them to stick to a budget. .... Read more

Do commercial spaceports have a future?

By: Daisy Carrington, for CNN
Date: 08/17/2015

(CNN)Houston, already home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, is slated to add another notch to its aeronautic belt. The Federal Aviation Administration has given the Texas city the go-ahead to build the United State's tenth commercial spaceport. .... Read more

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

Lockheed source: Sikorsky to stay in Stratford

By: Alexander Soule
Date: 07/21/2015

Sikorsky Aircraft, the largest corporate employer in southwestern Connecticut, will remain in its Stratford headquarters after Lockheed Martin takes over the helicopter maker, a company official said Monday. .... Read more


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