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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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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

In a Sensible Move, Argentina’s Defense Minister Decides Not to Purchase Supersonic Jets

Thursday, February 16, 2017

by Bill Ostrove, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Argentine Minister of Defense Julio Martinez has ruled out the purchase of supersonic fighter jets for the Argentine Air Force. The defense minister made his announcement on February 1 during an … Continue reading

Indian Navy on the Hunt for Multirole Carrier-Borne Fighters

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Indian Ministry of Defense – acting upon the Navy’s formal requirement for 57 multirole carrier-based fighters (MRCBFs) – has issued  a Request for Information (RFI). The RFI comes with multiple … Continue reading

2017 Off to a Very Slow Start – Boeing Leads January Deliveries and Orders

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 44 and 25 commercial jets in January 2017, respectively, compared to 49 and 22 during the same month last year. January is traditionally a very slow month for both shipments … Continue reading

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G650 and G650ER Awarded CAAC Validation

Date: February 15, 2017

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SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Gulfstream G650 and G650ER business jets have received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The validation confirms the type certificate issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administr ... Read more

G280 Sets California-Hawaii Speed Record

Date: January 23, 2017

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SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Gulfstream G280 business jet recently set a speed record between Carlsbad, California, and Kalaoa, Hawaii. The aircraft completed the overwater flight in four hours and 47 minutes. The super mid-size business jet covered the 4 ... Read more

Raytheon Developing Automated Assessment System for 21st Century Wargame Scenarios

Date: February 16, 2017

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DULLES, Va. - The United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded Raytheon Company a contract to develop an automated tool that assesses the effectiveness of using missiles and interceptors (kinetic) and cyber and electronic warfare (non-kinet ... Read more

Russia Sees Increased Interest in its Robots, Missiles

Date: February 16, 2017

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MOSCOW - Russia is reportedly seeing an increase in interest in its unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and cruise missiles. New foreign customers are filing applications for Kalibr cruise missiles and Uran mine-clearing robots, according to Rosoboronex ... 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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