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RISING TENSIONS IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA HIGHLIGHT THAAD MISSILE'S KEY ROLE
Aug 10, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES IMPROVED U.S. DEFENSE BUDGET DATABASE
Aug 08, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: BOEING ON A ROLL; BOTH CIVIL AND MILITARY MARKETS REMAIN STRONG
Aug 01, 2017
DEFENSE FIRMS SEE STRONG GROWTH POTENTIAL AS UPSWING BEGINS
Jul 18, 2017
COMMERCIAL COMSAT MAKERS CASHING IN ON HOT MARKET
Jul 12, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL: 15-YEAR WORLD AVIATION TURBOSHAFT MARKET WORTH $34 BILLION
Jun 20, 2017
FORECAST INTERNATIONAL PREDICTS $4.15 TRILLION LARGE JETLINER MARKET OVER 15 YEARS
Jun 19, 2017
FOLLOWING U.S. ATTACK ON SYRIAN AIR BASE, FI OFFERING DETAILED TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILE REPORT
Apr 07, 2017
POLITICS TO AFFECT SHAPE OF U.S. DEFENSE ELECTRONICS MARKET
Mar 28, 2017
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

Press Release

Contact: Raymond Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst
Phone: (203) 426-0800
Web site: www.forecastinternational.com
E-mail: ray.jaworowski@forecast1.com
Forecast International, Inc.
22 Commerce Rd. Newtown, CT 06470 USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Growth Cycle Nearing an End


NEWTOWN, Conn. [March 7, 2011] — In a new study, "The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft," Forecast International projects that 4,434 such rotorcraft will be produced from 2011 through 2020. The value of this production is estimated at $100.4 billion in constant 2011 U.S. dollars. Forecast International defines a rotorcraft as medium/heavy when it has a gross weight of at least 6,804 kilograms (15,000 lb).

The medium/heavy military rotorcraft market has been robust in recent years. The market has been boosted by continually high levels of helicopter acquisition by the U.S. military and other operators, as well as by production ramp-ups of a number of new models that have recently entered service. The Forecast International study projects that annual production in the medium/heavy military market will increase through 2013.

According to the study, though, market growth will not continue indefinitely. Forecast International estimates that yearly production will begin declining as soon as 2014, and continue declining through 2020, as current procurement programs run their course. Order backlogs for many models are declining, as new orders have not been coming in the door at sufficient rates to grow the backlogs or even maintain them at previous levels.

Meanwhile, the winding down of the Afghan and Iraqi conflicts, combined with competing domestic budget priorities, is putting downward pressure on U.S. defense spending. According to Forecast International senior aerospace analyst Raymond Jaworowski, "Efforts to close the U.S. budget deficit will result in future trade-offs that negatively impact Pentagon spending levels. Even without this budgetary pressure, though, the current modernization cycle in U.S. military rotorcraft procurement would be nearing an end."

The U.S. is not the only nation that has been contributing to increased demand for medium/heavy military rotorcraft. A number of countries, though, are in the midst of acquisition programs that will soon run their course. Very few nations are embarking on major new rotorcraft procurement programs.

Forecast International projects that annual production of medium/heavy military rotorcraft will total 418 units in 2011, increase to 504 units by 2013, and then gradually but steadily decline to 366 units by 2020. The study also includes market share projections by company for the 10-year forecast timeframe. These projections indicate that Sikorsky will lead the market during the 2011-2020 period in both unit production and production value. Other major players in the market will include AgustaWestland, Boeing, Eurocopter, and Russian Helicopters.

Forecast International, Inc. (www.forecastinternational.com) 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. To arrange an interview with Forecast International’s editors, please contact Ray Peterson, Vice President, Research & Editorial Services (203) 426-0800, ray.peterson@forecast1.com. Proprietary Special Research is also available. Contact Jonathan Watson, Managing Director, The Forecast Consulting Group (j.watson@forecast1.com). Questions regarding sales may be directed to sales@forecast1.com.



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