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Simmering Tensions Between Venezuela and Guyana

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Throughout the month of September, Venezuela saw a flare-up in hostility with two of its neighbors, Colombia and Guyana, over separate issues. The diplomatic rows with Colombia appear to have subsided for … Continue reading

Romanian Government Seeks to Prop Up Ailing Defense Industry with Supplemental Funding

Monday, October 5, 2015

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Romanian government reportedly plans to utilize a national emergency procedure as a means to funnel additional monies toward the country’s ailing defense industry. This funding will not only sustain the … Continue reading

U.S. Government Shutdown Avoided Amidst Prolonged Budget Battle

Friday, October 2, 2015

By Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. U.S. lawmakers have avoided a government shutdown with the passage of a continuing resolution that funds the government at FY15 levels through December 11. The 2016 fiscal year began on October 1; … Continue reading

Asia Increasingly Important for Light Military Rotorcraft Manufacturers

Thursday, October 1, 2015

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. In its latest study on the light military rotorcraft market, Forecast International projects that 1,304 light military rotorcraft will be produced from 2015 through 2024.  The value of this production is estimated … Continue reading

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Kaman to Acquire Timken Alcor Aerospace Technologies

Date: October 6, 2015

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - Kaman Aerospace Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Timken Alcor Aerospace Technologies Inc (TAAT) of Mesa, Arizona from The Timken Company. TAAT designs and supplies aftermarket parts to support businesses conducting ... Read more

Latvia Bolsters Air Surveillance with Three New TPS-77 Radars

Date: October 5, 2015

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RIGA, Latvia - The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Latvia and Lockheed Martin have signed a contract for three TPS-77 Multi-Role Radars (MRR) for use in air surveillance, complementing radar assets already in place. "Purchase of TPS-77 MRR ... Read more

Ariane 5 Deliveries to Continue at Strong Pace Until Ariane 6 Enters Market

Date: October 6, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - The Ariane 5 is one of the primary launch vehicles for commercial geosynchronous communications satellites. Other major players in the commercial market include the ILS Proton and the SpaceX Falcon 9. The Ariane 5 also provides launc ... Read more

It's a MAD World in Anti-Submarine Warfare

Date: October 6, 2015

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - Consider by many to be "old school" technology, magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) remains a reliable tool in anti-submarine warfare. MAD systems have often been associated with submarine detection and overlooked as a possible solution ... Read more

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Jeff Bezos to take on Elon Musk and Richard Branson with Cape Canaveral rocket launches

By: Samantha Masunaga and James F. Peltz
Date: 09/18/2015

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Future Vertical Lift Could Be Shot in the Arm for Industry

By: Yasmin Tadjdeh
Date: 09/17/2015

The Army's forthcoming future vertical lift program - which would replace thousands of aging helicopters - will rejuvenate the United States' stagnant military helicopter market, experts and executives said. .... Read more

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

The Eagle Flies

By: Robert W. Moorman
Date: 09/01/2015

Growth has always been a solid barometer for success and Eagle Technologies LLC has growth in spades. Eighteen years ago, this veteranowned business started with two employees, one of which was the company founder. Today, Eagle employs 70 people and has moved five times to accommodate its growth. The company will soon move from its 59,000 ft2 (5500 m2) facility in Hampton, Virginia up the road to a sprawling 220,000 ft2 (20,440 m2) manufacturing center in Newport News. .... Read more


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