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Australia Opts for French Design in Future Submarine Competition

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. In a highly anticipated decision, Australia’s center-right government opted for a French design to meet its Sea 1000 Future Submarine requirement. The project involves the construction of 12 submarines that will … Continue reading

Adieu to Super Etendard

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

by Carter Palmer, Military Aircraft Inventories Specialist, Forecast International. The French Navy’s sleek Super Etendard strike aircraft catapulted into the air for the last time on March 16. The SEM model launched represents the last incarnation of a long line … Continue reading

Major Delta Order Boosts Struggling CSeries Program

Friday, April 29, 2016

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Delta Air Lines have signed a firm agreement covering the purchase of 75 CS100 regional airliners with options for an additional 50 aircraft.  The agreement also allows Delta … Continue reading

Citation Longitude to Expand Cessna’s Reach

Thursday, April 28, 2016

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. The Citation Longitude is a new, super-midsize business jet currently in development.  Cessna’s product line is centered on the light end of the business jet market, and extending the product line to … Continue reading

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Fight Against Drug Cartels and Organized Crime Drive Mexican Defense Spending

Date: May 3, 2016

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - The fight against drug cartels and organized crime remain the primary driver of defense purchases for Mexico. As Mexico's economy improved and operations against drug cartels continued, defense spending has steadily increased. Betwee ... Read more

Longbow to Supply India's AH-64s with APG-78 Fire Control Radars

Date: April 29, 2016

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ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Longbow of Orlando, Fla. was awarded a $116.7-million, firm-fixed-price, undefinitized foreign military sales contract (#W52P1J-16-C-0042) by the U.S. Army Contracting Command to support an Indian military acquisition. ... Read more

U.K. to Procure New UAV, Increase Size of Fleet

Date: May 1, 2016

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LONDON - The United Kingdom plans to increase the size of its unmanned aircraft fleet and will purchase a new system. The British government will acquire the General Atomics Certifiable Predator B unmanned air vehicle (UAV), which will meet the Unit ... Read more

Airbus Group Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

Date: April 29, 2016

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AMSTERDAM - The Airbus Group reported stable first quarter 2016 revenues of EUR12.2 billion, up slightly from revenues of EUR12.1 billion in the first quarter of 2015. Net income was EUR399 million for the quarter, down about 50 percent from net inc ... Read more

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Sierra Nevada Corp Concentrating More on Defense Satellites

By: Caleb Henry
Date: 03/30/2016

Sierra Nevada Corporation(SNC) is refocusing on the defense market after completing the Orbcomm Second Generation (OG2) constellation, finding that many of the entrepreneurs pushing for new small satellite ventures lack the financial wherewithal to progress with their ideas. The company is also developing a new small Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite platform in hopes of meeting demand in a newer market space. .... Read more

Textron AirLand heads to Chile to market Scorpion jet

By: Jerry Siebenmark
Date: 03/29/2016

More than two years after Textron AirLand's Scorpion tactical jet took off for its first flight, orders for the Wichita-built military aircraft remain elusive. It doesn't help that the U.S. government doesn't seem interested in the jet. "That's a big perceptual factor Textron will come up against in the export market," Ray Jaworowski, Forecast International senior aerospace analyst, said Tuesday. .... Read more

Main battle tank market crowded but lucrative – report

By: defenceWeb
Date: 03/24/2016

Over 3 800 main battle tanks worth more than $17.2 billion will be produced through 2025, according to a new report, which says that the market remains lucrative despite a glut. In its Market for Tanks report, Forecast International earlier this month said that heavy armour remains a highly adaptable force multiplier on the modern battlefield and is second only to the infantryman in terms of combat effectiveness. .... Read more

Airbus leading Boeing in narrowbody jets - for now

By: Jerry Siebenmark
Date: 02/28/2016

In the battle for narrowbody airliner supremacy, Boeing is losing. It's a bit surprising given that Boeing's best-selling, narrowbody airplane, the 737, has been in use by the world's airlines since 1968. Since that delivery to launch customer Lufthansa, Boeing has delivered nearly 9,000 of the airplanes. .... Read more


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