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Alliances Gradually Appearing in Low-Fare Carrier Sector

Thursday, May 26, 2016

by Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Marketing alliances based on extensive code-share agreements among member carriers have been a pervasive presence within the airline industry for many years.  Participation in an alliance enables an airline to realize the … Continue reading

White House Announces Full Lifting of Arms Embargo on Vietnam

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. During his visit to Hanoi on May 23, President Barack Obama announced the full lifting of a long-standing U.S. ban on weapons sales to Vietnam. The move comes as the militaries … Continue reading

World Powers Move to Support Libyan Unity Government against Terror Groups

Monday, May 23, 2016

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by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. In a decision representative both of the growing threat of terror groups and progress in local political reconciliation, world powers have affirmed their commitment to providing support, including arms, for the Government of National … Continue reading

We Should Never Have . . .

Friday, May 20, 2016

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by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Sea-Air-Space Symposium, Washington – One of the topics that invariably comes up at a meeting of naval-oriented people concerns the iniquities of the past wherein ships that were supposedly the perfect … Continue reading

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Telesat Investigates LEO Constellation While Continuing to Take Delivery of GEO Birds

Date: May 26, 2016

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - Satellite deliveries at Telesat are being driven primarily by increasing demand for broadband Internet connections. Satellite provides an ideal platform to deliver these services to rural areas and for mobile applications, such as on ... Read more

GE Passport Achieves FAA Certification for Business Jet Applications

Date: May 23, 2016

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GENEVA - GE Aviation’s Passport engine for business jet applications was awarded type certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), paving the way for its 2018 entry into service powering Bombardier’s Global 7000 and Global 8000 bu ... Read more

FY17 Defense Funding Bill Receives Senate Subcommittee Approval

Date: May 24, 2016

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee approved an FY17 defense funding measure that identifies savings to reinvest in unfunded national security requirements, including readiness, shipbuilding and aircraft procurement. T ... Read more

Safran and AFI KLM E&M Form Repair Joint Venture

Date: May 24, 2016

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PARIS - Safran Aircraft Engines and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the establishment of a joint company dedicated to the repair of aircraft engine compressor blad ... Read more

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U.S. Southern Command Seeks Tech to Monitor Crime Networks

Date: 05/19/2016

U.S. Southern Command — with an area of responsibility that covers the Caribbean, Central and South America — is searching for new surveillance technologies to help U.S. allies and partner nations. .... Read more

U.S. Defense Companies Eye Partnerships in India

Date: 05/18/2016

As India pours billions of dollars into upgrading its military, U.S. defense contractors are looking to establish partnerships in the region to grab a piece of the pie. .... Read more

Lockheed Seeking More International F-35 Sales To Reduce Cost of Fighter

Date: 05/18/2016

Lockheed Martin is looking to reduce the cost of the $400 billion joint strike fighter program by targeting sales abroad. .... Read more

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


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