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GE F110: A Link to Three Major Fourth-Generation Fighters

Thursday, August 25, 2016

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. As fourth-generation fighters are slowly pushed aside by next-generation aircraft, it is easy to forget the importance of these older platforms. Built amid Cold War tensions, these fighters were the pinnacle of … Continue reading

Antonov Becomes Cornerstone of New Ukrainian Aircraft Corp

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Under the aegis of Ukraine’s state-owned defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom, Antonov is rapidly becoming the focal point of the country’s aviation industry. The new ownership has not been idle with its … Continue reading

As Combat Aircraft Fleet Atrophies, Sri Lanka Seeks New Fighters

Friday, August 19, 2016

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. A single Israeli-built Kfir fighter was purchased in 1995. That lone aircraft represents all that remains of Sri Lanka’s operational jet fighter fleet. After a 26-year war against Tamil Tiger insurgents … Continue reading

Russia Deploys Bombers to Iranian Air Base

Thursday, August 18, 2016

by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. In a significant development for the conflict in Syria and for the Middle East generally, Russia has deployed a number of bombers to an air base in western Iran. The bombers – Tu-22M3s and … Continue reading


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USAF Shifts Focus to Development of New Satellite Communications System

Date: August 25, 2016

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - With demand for bandwidth continuing to grow, the Air Force will take delivery of a total of 10 WGS satellites. All six of the originally planned WGS satellites have been paid for and are operational. The seventh satellite is also in ... Read more

Colombia and FARC Rebels Reach Peace Agreement

Date: August 25, 2016

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HAVANA - Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC in Spanish) have reached an agreement, bringing an end to a bloody conflict. The head of the Colombian delegation, Humberto de la Calle, and the chief FARC negotiator ... Read more

Two MK VI Patrol Boats Report for Duty in Pacific

Date: August 24, 2016

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AGUANA, Guam - Commander, Task Force (CTF) 75 took permanent ownership of two MK VI patrol boats at Naval Base Guam, August 24. The MK VI patrol boats are now permanently assigned in two separate strategic areas of operations. In March, two MK VI ... Read more

GAO Report Slams USAF A-10 Retirement Plan

Date: August 24, 2016

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WASHINGTON - A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released on August 24 criticizes the USAF's A-10 retirement plan. The report states the USAF is not fully considering the consequences of its actions nor has it acknlowleded potential risks ... Read more


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Honeywell Aerospace is expanding its offerings for civil rotorcraft


Date: 08/22/2016

Despite the softening of civil helicopter sales, Honeywell Aerospace continues its longterm strategy to penetrate this sector with numerous products ranging from sophisticated avionics and sensors to engines, safety and satellite-based connectivity technology. .... Read more



Garbage orbiting Earth can pulverize satellites. How to clean up? Here are some ideas

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 08/19/2016

Space junk is getting worse. Could the answer be smart plastic wrap? That concept, being investigated by Aerospace Corp. of El Segundo, involves blasting thousands of tiny, flat spacecraft into orbit. There they would find and hug the bits and pieces of failed satellites and rockets, dragging them into the atmosphere to burn up. .... Read more



Japan's Search for New Fighter Draws Attention From Industry


Date: 08/19/2016

Japan’s plan to acquire a next-generation fighter jet to replace the aging F-2 could offer a major business opportunity for aerospace firms, and U.S. defense primes would have the edge in any international competition, according to analysts. .... Read more



Now is a really good time to buy a helicopter

By: Leslie Josephs
Date: 08/11/2016

It’s a buyer’s market. A slump in oil, gas and other commodity prices over the past two years has left lower helicopter prices in its wake. In economies like Brazil’s, which are heavily reliant on volatile commodities prices, demand for corporate use copters has grown soft. And while companies that extract natural resources often rely on choppers to survey prospective mines and oilfields, they’ve recently been warming to drones, which can be less expensive. .... Read more


 

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