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FPSO CONSTRUCTION POWERING MECHANICAL DRIVE MARKET
Dec 13, 2016
ROLLS-ROYCE RULES THE NAVAL GAS TURBINE MARKET
Dec 12, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL RELEASES VERSION 3.1 OF ITS PLATINUM FORECAST SYSTEM
Dec 07, 2016
BUSINESS JET MARKET TO RESUME POSITIVE GROWTH TREND
Oct 31, 2016
SHORT-TERM GROWTH PROJECTED FOR LIGHT MILITARY ROTORCRAFT MARKET AIRBUS HELICOPTERS TO LEAD MARKET
Oct 13, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL PREDICTS A WORLD MARKET FOR 5,480 INDUSTRIAL POWER GENERATING GAS TURBINE ENGINES WORTH $105 BILLION OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS
Oct 05, 2016
REGIONAL AIRCRAFT MARKET STABILIZING; LONG-TERM GROWTH PROJECTED
Sep 23, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: INSATIABLE DEMAND FOR DATA AND CONNECTIVITY DRIVE COMMERCIAL SATELLITE MARKET
Sep 12, 2016
GLOBAL DEFENSE MARKET ON UPSWING AS ASIA SPEARHEADS GROWTH
Sep 08, 2016
FROM CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE TO TOTAL WAR – THE FLOW OF INFORMATION REMAINS PROFITABLE
Sep 01, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: 15-YEAR WORLD AVIATION GAS TURBINE MARKET WORTH A STAGGERING $1.2 TRILLION
Aug 22, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS NAVAL RADAR MARKET WORTH MORE THAN $13 BILLION OVER 10 YEARS
Jul 18, 2016
SMALLSATS PLAY GROWING ROLE IN $29 BILLION REMOTE SENSING SATELLITE MARKET
Jul 13, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: F-35 LIGHTNING II TO DOMINATE FIGHTER MARKET
Jul 12, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS $2.74 TRILLION LARGE JETLINER MARKET OVER NEXT 10 YEARS
Jul 11, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL EXPECTS AIRBUS AND BOEING BACKLOGS WILL DECLINE IN 2016
Jun 16, 2016
U.S. NAVY'S NEXT-GEN JAMMER TO LEAD 10-YEAR, $5 BILLION ELECTRONIC ATTACK MARKET
Jun 06, 2016
ELECTRONICS CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE LANDSCAPE, WHILE SLEP LOOMS AS A PRIORITY FOR THE FIGHTER/ATTACK/TRAINER R&M MARKET
May 09, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL SEES SYRIAN CONFLICT DRIVING NEIGHBORS' SECURITY POSTURES
Mar 28, 2016
U.S. DEFENSE ELECTRONICS – SIGNS OF GROWTH AS BUDGETS REMAIN TIGHT
Mar 21, 2016
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: CHANGES IN COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE HIGHLIGHT MEDIUM/HEAVY MILITARY ROTORCRAFT MARKET
Feb 22, 2016

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Forecast International: Changes in Competitive Landscape Highlight Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market

NEWTOWN, Conn. [February 22, 2016] — In its new study, "The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft," Forecast International projects that a total of 4,744 medium/heavy military rotorcraft will be produced from 2016 through 2025. The value of this production is estimated at $115 billion (in FY16 dollars).

The study defines a medium/heavy military rotorcraft as one having a gross weight of 6,804 kilograms (15,000 lb) or greater. Sample products in this range include the Airbus Helicopters H215M/H225M, Bell-Boeing V-22, Boeing CH-47 Chinook, Finmeccanica Helicopters AW101, NH Industries NH90, and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk.

In terms of unit production market share, Forecast International projects Russian Helicopters will be the leading manufacturer of medium/heavy military rotorcraft during the 2016-2025 timeframe. Sikorsky is projected to lead the market in terms of production value during the 10-year period.

Ownership of Sikorsky changed hands in the fall of 2015 when Lockheed Martin acquired the Connecticut-based company from United Technologies Corp. The acquisition provides Lockheed Martin with an OEM role in the rotorcraft market. Though it had not manufactured helicopters for decades, Lockheed Martin had nevertheless remained heavily involved in the rotorcraft industry, often as a systems integration specialist. In such a role, the company was already teamed with Sikorsky on such programs as the U.S. Air Force HH-60W combat rescue helicopter and the U.S. Navy VH-92 presidential transport helicopter.

Forecast International senior aerospace analyst Raymond Jaworowski said, "By combining its existing systems integration expertise with Sikorsky's development and manufacturing capabilities, Lockheed Martin has very quickly become a major force in the military rotorcraft market."

One of the more intriguing results of the acquisition is that Lockheed Martin now has a hand in both of the teams in the U.S. military's Joint Multi-Role (JMR) program. The firm was already partnered with Bell on the V-280 Valor, and its new subsidiary Sikorsky is teamed with Boeing on the SB-1 Defiant. The JMR program is the technology demonstration precursor to the new Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. The goal of the FVL program is to develop and produce a new series of rotorcraft aimed at future U.S. utility, attack, scout, and maritime helicopter replacement needs.

Another recent change to the competitive landscape in the rotorcraft market is the rebranding in early 2016 of AgustaWestland as Finmeccanica Helicopters, a move that has seen the longtime helicopter manufacturer take the name of its parent organization. This was part of an overall restructuring of the Finmeccanica parent firm from a financial holding company into a fully integrated corporation with diverse interests in a number of industries.

The Forecast International study indicates that annual production of medium/heavy military rotorcraft will decline somewhat over the next 10 years. Jaworowski said, "Re-equipment cycles in such large geographic markets as North America and Europe are coming to an end, as the militaries in these regions have largely filled, or are well on their way to filling, their present modernization needs. At the same time, in real terms, military spending is under serious downward pressure in many nations. Despite the prospect of a declining market, though, the medium/heavy military sector is still quite important to rotorcraft manufacturers as it is, and will remain, the most lucrative segment by far of the overall rotorcraft market."


About Forecast International

Forecast International, Inc. is a leading provider of Market Intelligence and Analysis in the areas of aerospace, defense, power systems and military electronics. Based in Newtown, Conn., USA, Forecast International specializes in long-range industry forecasts and market assessments used by strategic planners, marketing professionals, military organizations, and governments worldwide. Forecast International's resources and extensive base of experience can be readily adapted and efficiently focused to fulfill a broad spectrum of civil and military consulting and special research requirements.


Contact Information
Ray Peterson
Vice President, Research & Editorial Services
Forecast International
22 Commerce Rd. Newtown, CT 06470 USA
(203) 426-0800
ray.peterson@forecast1.com.



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