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Unmanned Vehicles Forecast
 Airborne Systems

15-year global unit production (2016-2030) is estimated at 97,800 systems, valued at $97 billion.

Major Systems Covered: Global Hawk, Predator, Reaper, RQ-180 and others.

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Unmanned Vehicles Forecast
Land & Sea Systems

15-year global unit production (2016-2030)
is estimated at 68,100 systems, valued at $33.9 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 (2016-2030) is estimated at 7,827 aircraft, valued at $480 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 (2016-2030)
is estimated at 70,000 aircraft, valued at $4.9 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 (2016-2030) is estimated at 27,370 aircraft, valued at $277 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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Industrial & Marine Turbine Forecast

15-year global unit production (2016-2030) is estimated at 21,625 turbines, valued at $322 billion.

Coverage includes LM2500, Model 7000, M501J, MT30, SGT-8000H 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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Rafale and M88 Gaining Traction on the Export Market

Thursday, October 27, 2016

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. From Bleriot’s cross-channel flight to the Concorde’s cross-Atlantic dash, the French have long been at the forefront of aviation. Indeed, the Montgolfier brothers were the first to fly into the heavens as … Continue reading

T55 Soldiers On Aboard Venerable CH-47 Chinook

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. When an aviation platform passes 50 years of continuous military service, it joins a prestigious, albeit small, group of aircraft. The group gets significantly smaller when another proviso is added, that of … Continue reading

Jordan Fills the Gaps, Purchasing and Enhancing Venerable FPS-117 and TPS-77 Radars

Monday, October 24, 2016

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On behalf of Jordan, the U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin of Syracuse, New York, a not-to-exceed $41.7 million, firm-fixed-price, undefinitized FMS contract (FA8730-17-C-0005) to procure, deliver, and install the … Continue reading

COMAC Slowly Ramps Up ARJ21 Production

Friday, October 21, 2016

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. COMAC’s ARJ21-700 program delivered its second aircraft to launch customer Chengdu Airlines in October 2016. The company delivered the airline’s first aircraft in November 2015, but it did not enter service until … Continue reading

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Helicopter Travel Munich Signs for H145

Date: October 12, 2016

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AMSTERDAM - Offshore hoist operator Helicopter Travel Munich (HTM) has signed for one Airbus Helicopters H145. The new aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in December 2017, and will be operated from HTM bases in Emden, Norden, Borkum, and Helgolan ... Read more

Airbus Helicopters and Helibras Unveil Naval Combat H225M

Date: October 27, 2016

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ITAJUBA, Brazil - Helibras and its Airbus Helicopters parent firm have officially unveiled the first H225M helicopter in a naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, this new H225M version is designed to meet the requir ... Read more

Airbus Group Reports Nine Month 2016 Results

Date: October 27, 2016

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PARIS - Airbus Group reported nine month 2016 revenues of €42.7 billion ($46.7 billion) compared to nine month 2015 revenues of €43.0 billion ($47 billion). Net income for the nine-month period was €1.81 billion down 5 percent from €1.9 billion for t ... Read more

Scorpion Completes First Weapons Capability Exercise

Date: October 19, 2016

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WICHITA, Kan. - Textron AirLand's new Scorpion jet has completed its first weapons exercise at White Sands Missile Range, while operating from Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) in New Mexico. The company said that the exercise demonstrated the Scorpion ... Read more

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ANALYSIS: Bombardier's Chinese hopes rest on CSeries success

By: Mavis Toh
Date: 10/14/2016

Bombardier's China strategy has pushed the envelope, but has not seen a pay-off yet. The Canadian airframer has sold a number of CRJ regional jets in the country, but is still struggling to find a solid footing for its CSeries family. .... Read more

Blue Origin aces in-flight escape test as it tries to show space tourists they'll be safe

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 10/05/2016

Each of the four times the New Shepard rocket returned to earth after a launch, Blue Origin would add another tortoise image to the booster’s base. The turtle is a metaphor for the Jeff Bezos-backed company’s slow but steady progress in a new corporate space race bolstered by billionaires. .... Read more

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Is Already Spending 'Tens Of Millions' On Spacecraft To Colonize Mars

By: Alex Knapp
Date: 09/27/2016

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ANALYSIS: MRJ readies for its ultimate test

By: Mavis Toh
Date: 09/26/2016

Mitsubishi Aircraft is a Japanese company based in Nagoya, but its fate resides a three-hour drive east of Seattle, where most of the flight test campaign of the MRJ regional jet programme will occur. .... Read more


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