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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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India Launches Second Scorpene Submarine, but Capacity Pressures Still Haunt Navy

Monday, January 23, 2017

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. With India’s submarine capacity dwindling, small rays of sunshine are beginning to appear in the distance. The launching on January 12 of the second in a six-boat class of French-designed Project … Continue reading

Safran Helicopter Engines Hovers Above the Turboshaft Pack

Friday, January 20, 2017

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Helicopters – Unequalled maneuverability; life-saving capability; powerful and indispensable. The helicopter’s value is undisputed and its utility second to none.  Companies  like Cierva, Breguet, and Sikorski did the pioneering work that resulted … Continue reading

Safran Expands with $9.1 Billion Zodiac Aerospace Buy

Thursday, January 19, 2017

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Safran has announced that it will acquire seats manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace for approximately EUR8.5 billion ($9.1 billion). The new entity will combine Safran’s capabilities in landing gear, wheels and brakes, … Continue reading

Poland’s Legislature Backs 2017 Defense Earmark

Thursday, January 19, 2017

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Poland’s defense allocation for fiscal year 2017 received approval from the country’s highest legislative body on January 4. The defense oversight element, the Senate National Defense Commission, remarked positively on the … Continue reading

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MRJ Deliveries Delayed to Mid-2020

Date: January 23, 2017

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NAGOYA, Japan - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) and its Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp subsidiary have delayed initial delivery of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) from mid-2018 to mid-2020. MHI attributed the schedule change to revisions of certai ... Read more

Rockwell Collins Reports First Quarter Financial Results

Date: January 20, 2017

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - For first quarter of FY17, Rockwell Collins reported sales of $1.19 billion, a 2% increase from t$1.17 billion in the same period in fiscal year 2016. Net income for the quarter was $145 million compared to $135 million a year ag ... Read more

Royal Navy's First Carrier Support Ship Handed Over a Year Late

Date: January 17, 2017

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LONDON - The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MoD) received the first of what will eventually be four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) carrier support ships on January 17. The ship arrives a year late after experiencing teething pains at the shipbu ... Read more

Indonesia Looks to Replace F-5E Fighters

Date: January 19, 2017

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JAKARTA - Indonesia is moving ahead with plans to replace its fleet of F-5E/F Tiger II fighter aircraft. Air Marshal TNI Hadi Tjahjanto, the new Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff, plans to prioritize transparency when purchasing weapons and milita ... 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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