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Major programs covered: P&W PurePower, GE90, LEAP, F135, Trent, Eurojet

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Both military and civil rotorcraft are covered, including the AW139, AW189, H160, H175, AH-64, CH-47, Bell 505, Bell 525, CH-53K, UH-60M, V-22, VH-92, JMR, and FVL

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Forecast International Sees Growing Demand for Defense Electronics

Monday, August 31, 2015

By Richard Sterk, Senior Defense Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. Forecast International reports that sales of its Electronics Forecast services have increased significantly over the past year. This suggests that there is a jolt of excitement energizing the worldwide defense electronics … Continue reading

Oshkosh Defense Decline Reverses with JLTV Win

Friday, August 28, 2015

by Dean Lockwood, Senior Weapons Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On August 25, 2015, the U.S. Army awarded Oshkosh Defense a $114.7 million contract for low-rate initial production and full-rate production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. The U.S. Department of … Continue reading

Is a New Dedicated Close Air Support Aircraft a Possibility for the U.S. Air Force?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Air Force has recently appeared more open to the idea of developing a future close air support aircraft to replace the legacy A-10, despite ongoing efforts to retire that very … Continue reading

Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans Record Budget Request

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. With formulations being conducted for Japan’s fiscal year 2016 government budget, the country’s Defense Ministry is contemplating whether to request a record-high slice of the expenditure pie. Having secured three consecutive … Continue reading


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Is a New Dedicated Close Air Support Aircraft a Possibility for the U.S. Air Force?

Date: August 31, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - The U.S. Air Force has recently appeared more open to the idea of developing a future close air support aircraft to replace the legacy A-10, despite ongoing efforts to retire that very aircraft to save money. Air Combat Command’s 201 ...Read more

Bell 505 Assembly Center Opens in Louisiana

Date: August 27, 2015

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LAFAYETTE, La. - The Bell Helicopter Lafayette Assembly Centeris is officially open for business in Lafayette, Louisiana . The company will assemble the new light commercial helicopter, the Model 505 Jet Ranger X at the new facility. Louisiana Eco ...Read more

Friendly "Gremlins" Could Enable Cheaper, More Effective, Distributed Air Operations

Date: August 28, 2015

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WASHINGTON - For decades, U.S. military air operations have relied on increasingly capable multi-function manned aircraft to execute critical combat and non-combat missions. Adversaries' abilities to detect and engage those aircraft from longer rang ...Read more


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Rich Russians are significantly cutting back on private jet travel

By: Alanna Petroff
Date: 09/12/2015

Rich Russians are significantly cutting back on private jet travel as the slumping Russian economy and weaker currency force them to stick to a budget. .... Read more



Do commercial spaceports have a future?

By: Daisy Carrington, for CNN
Date: 08/17/2015

(CNN)Houston, already home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, is slated to add another notch to its aeronautic belt. The Federal Aviation Administration has given the Texas city the go-ahead to build the United State's tenth commercial spaceport. .... Read more



Mideast Arms Build-up Negative Fallout from Iran Nuclear Deal

By: Thalif Deen
Date: 07/23/2015

The nuclear agreement concluded last week between Iran and six big powers, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, is threatening to trigger a new Middle East military build-up – not with nuclear weapons but with conventional arms, including fighter planes, combat helicopters, warships, missiles, battle tanks and heavy artillery. .... Read more



Lockheed source: Sikorsky to stay in Stratford

By: Alexander Soule
Date: 07/21/2015

Sikorsky Aircraft, the largest corporate employer in southwestern Connecticut, will remain in its Stratford headquarters after Lockheed Martin takes over the helicopter maker, a company official said Monday. .... Read more


 

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