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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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Unmanned Vehicles Forecast
Land & Sea Systems

15-year global unit production (2017-2031)
is estimated at 70,750 systems, valued at $37 billion.

Major Systems Covered: Mk 39,
Mk 54, Yu-11, Packbot, Seafox
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, A400M, KC-46A, P-3A, C-130J, 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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Japan Opts for More Small Ships – and a Faster Build Rate

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Faced with a growing People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) naval capacity and maritime presence in waters of the East China Sea, Japan’s government plans to accelerate, alter and expand a warship … Continue reading

Poland’s Wisla Air Defense Competition Could Prove Lucrative for Embattled MEADS

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Until recently, Poland’s Wisla medium-range air defense contest appeared to be locked up, with the Raytheon Patriot and its re-engineered 360° AESA radar looking poised to win. Now, the competing MEADS … Continue reading

Boeing Confronts Challenges of a New Administration and Cooling Commercial Sales

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. With the glory days of the recent record-setting boom a memory, both Boeing and Airbus are adapting their operations as they prepare for flatter growth while ramping up production of … Continue reading

PSLV Launch with 104 Payloads Opens New Opportunities for Small Satellites

Thursday, February 16, 2017

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On the morning of February 15, 2017, ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (designated PSLV-C37) launched the 714-kilogram Cartosat-2 Series Satellite and 103 co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. The … Continue reading

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India Gov't Clears Way for MR-SAM Procurement

Date: February 24, 2017

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NEW DELHI - The Indian government gave the go-ahead on February 23 for the procurement of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MR-SAM) system from Israel that will be used to supply the Indian Army. The project will be implemented by the state-ru ... Read more

USAF Weather Satellite Program in Disarray

Date: February 23, 2017

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - The U.S. Air Force's effort to develop new weather satellites is in disarray. Following the cancellation of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), the Air Force pursued development of a new w ... Read more

Contract to Upgrade RAF's Long-Range Missile

Date: February 22, 2017

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LONDON - Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin has today announced a £146 million ($182.7 million) contract with MBDA to regenerate an air-launched missile, alongside her French counterpart Laurent Collet-Billon. The shared deal with M ... Read more

USSOCOM Orders $45.5M of LRIP II APQ-187 Silent Knight Radars

Date: February 22, 2017

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MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems of McKinney, Texas, was awarded an estimated $45.5 million modification to an existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92222-16-D-0033) with firm-fixed-price and co ... Read more

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Analyst: 2017 looks good for Pratt

By: Howard French
Date: 01/02/2017

Pratt & Whitney and other military contractors should have a successful 2017, despite shadows thrown by President-elect Donald Trump. .... Read more

Galactic gold rush: the tech companies aiming to make space mining a reality

By: Dan Tynan
Date: 12/06/2016

Asteroids and the moon contain vast quantities of natural resources, including water, that could be worth billions and fuel a new phase of space exploration .... Read more

Airframers Pull Out All Stops in Fight for Air Force T-X Contract

By: Vivienne Machi
Date: 12/01/2016

The stakes are high for four major military jet manufacturers as the Air Force prepares to formally kick off the competition for its new jet fighter training system, analysts said. A final request for proposals is expected by the end of December for the T-X jet trainer program. Four teams - led by industry giants Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman - are vying for the $628 million contract, which will initially call for 350 aircraft, along with a number of ground training systems. .... Read more

Raytheon Launched Into Buy Range On Trump Win, Defense Stocks Rally

By: Gillian Rich
Date: 11/09/2016

Raytheon (RTN) shares soared into buy range Wednesday as defense contractors took flight on the wings of Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election but sales to foreign countries could take a hit. .... Read more


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