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FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: HIGHER DEFENSE BUDGETS LIKELY TO GIVE MEDIUM/HEAVY MILITARY ROTORCRAFT MARKET A LIFT
Mar 07, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL ISSUES 'LAUNCH VEHICLES: YEAR IN REVIEW 2016.' STAGE SET FOR RENEWED ACTIVITY IN 2017
Jan 30, 2017
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

Press Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Short-Term Growth Projected for Light Military Rotorcraft Market
Airbus Helicopters to Lead Market

NEWTOWN, Conn. [October 13, 2016] In a newly released analysis, "The Market for Light Military Rotorcraft," Forecast International projects that a total of 1,241 light military rotorcraft will be produced from 2016 through 2025. The Connecticut-based market research firm estimates the value of this production at $19.7 billion (in FY16 U.S. dollars). The new study defines a light military rotorcraft as one having a maximum gross weight of less than 6,804 kilograms (15,000 lb).

Forecast International projects that, after declining since 2012, annual production of light military rotorcraft will increase to 190 units in 2016 and an impressive 216 units in 2017. This rise will be the result of short-term production increases in a number of programs in order to meet upward ticks in planned deliveries. However, this period of growth is expected to be short-lived, with annual output expected to begin declining again as soon as 2018. Yearly production is projected to fall to double-digit levels by 2022 and remain there through 2025.

Foremost among the various trends affecting the light military rotorcraft market is the fact that many nations have reduced defense spending.

"Over the next few years, global instability and a need to recapitalize equipment inventories could lead to slight, or even moderate, increases in defense spending in many countries. Even with stable or moderately rising defense budgets, though, the light military rotorcraft sector may not substantially benefit," said Forecast International senior aerospace analyst Raymond Jaworowski.

A number of key ongoing rotorcraft acquisitions are running their course, and recent budgetary pressures have forced some of these programs to be reduced in scope. At the same time, few new-start rotorcraft acquisition programs have been formally launched, as resources are being directed to other areas.

Even with a shrinking market, though, various sales opportunities will still exist around the world. Over the next 10 years, customers in Asia will account for an increasing share of the global market.

The Forecast International study also includes market share projections by manufacturer. Airbus Helicopters is forecast to lead the market in unit production, producing 316 light military helicopters for a 25.5 percent market share. Bell Helicopter is projected to be second, with production of 226 helicopters for an 18.2 percent share.

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.

 


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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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