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Major programs covered: P&W PurePower, GE90, LEAP, F135, Trent, Eurojet

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Further Rafale Sales Good News for MBDA, Safran

Thursday, July 30, 2015

by Larry Dickerson, Missile Systems Analyst, Forecast International. France is confident of winning two more foreign orders for its Rafale combat aircraft by the beginning of 2016, according to a report by Reuters News Agency.  Recently, France won orders from … Continue reading

GKN to Acquire Fokker in Blockbuster Deal

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. GKN has agreed to acquire Fokker Technologies Group for EUR706 million ($780 million) from the London-based private equity firm Arle Capital Partners.  The blockbuster deal would bring together two of the world’s … Continue reading

AT&T’s $49 Billion Acquisition of DirecTV Won’t Hurt Satellite Production

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. AT&T Inc has completed its $49 billion acquisition of direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television provider DirecTV. DirecTV will be folded into AT&T’s Entertainment & Internet Services division, which also includes AT&T’s terrestrial TV and … Continue reading

As China Worries Grow, Philippine Government Plans 48% Hike in Defense Budget for 2016

Monday, July 27, 2015

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast InternationalThe Philippine government of President Benigno Aquino is pushing a national budget for 2016 that includes a record PHP25 billion ($552 million) earmark for the country’s ongoing military modernization effort. The long-neglected … Continue reading

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Robinson Upgrades R66 Police Helicopter

Date: July 28, 2015

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Torrance, Calif. - Robinson Helicopter has announced its R66 Turbine Police Helicopter with the FLIR Systems Ultra 8000 Infrared Camera and the Spectrolab SX-7 searchlight with 30-million candlepower has been reconfigured to include several upgrades. ...Read more

Landsat-8 to Continue Service Until Next Decade

Date: July 30, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - While Landsat-7 remained operational, the retirement of Landsat-5 made the need for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), or Landsat-8, more pressing. Landsat-8 launched on board an Atlas V launch vehicle on February 11, 2013. ...Read more

Nexter Systems and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Begin Merger Process

Date: July 30, 2015

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MUNICH/VERSAILLES - As announced a year ago, Nexter Systems and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, two of Europe's leading manufacturers of military land defense systems, intend to share their future road ahead. The corresponding agreement was signed on July ...Read more

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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

Industry to build 26,676 large passenger jetliners worth $4.23 trillion through 2029

By: John Keller
Date: 07/14/2015

Global production of large airline commercial aircraft will total 26,676 worth a cumulative $4.23 trillion in the 15-year time period from 2015 through 2029, predict analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn. .... Read more

Sea-based radar market tipped to grow over 10 years

By: Richard Tomkins
Date: 06/30/2015

A 10-year study of the sea-based radar market indicates it will grow to an estimated $13.037 billion, with production accounting for 61 percent of market value. .... Read more

Boeing’s rosy outlook calls for strong demand to continue

By: Jerry Siebenmark
Date: 06/11/2015

Boeing said Thursday it expects a global demand for 38,050 new airplanes with a value of $5.6 trillion over the next 20 years. The commercial airplane maker said in its Current Market Outlook that narrowbody aircraft will lead the pack, with demand for 26,730 airplanes over the next two decades. .... Read more


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