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Rotorcraft Forecast Commercial & Military

15-year global unit production (2018-2032) is
estimated at 23,215 aircraft, valued at $279.7 billion.

Military platforms include: Boeing CH-47F Chinook, NH Industries NH90, Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk and others.

Civil platforms include: Airbus Helicopters H160, Bell 525, Leonardo AW169 and others.

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Aviation Gas Turbines

Aviation Gas Turbine Forecast

Major Programs Covered: F-135, LEAP,
Trent, PW1000, GEnx, CFM56 and others.

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Military Aircraft Forecast

Military Aircraft Forecast

15-year global unit production (2018-2032) is
estimated at 8,212, valued at $522.7 billion.

Major Programs Covered:
F-35, KC-46A, A400M, Dassault Rafale, Embraer
Super Tucano, Saab Gripen, T-X and others
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Civil Aircraft Forecast

Civil Aircraft Forecast

Features coverage of the A320neo, A350, A380, 737 MAX, 777X and G650 and others
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Companies, Contractors, Force Structures & Budgets

Provides coverage on every major defense & aerospace company worldwide, detailed contact information for international contractors, and global defense spending forecasts. Learn More

Airborne Electronics Forecast

Airborne Electronics Forecast

15-year global production (2018-2032) is
estimated at 127,346, valued at $1.45 billion.

Covers the communications, radar, targeting,
jamming, and self-protection suites that equip
various airborne platforms ranging from the
AAQ-40 EOTS to the ZPY-2 MP-RTIP.
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International Military Markets

International Military Markets

Coverage of 120 countries in six geopolitical regions, examining their military capabilities, equipment
requirements, and force structure inventories. Corresponding coverage of the political and economic
trends shaping the defense market outlook.

Asia, Australia, Pacific Rim
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East
North America

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Space Systems Forecast

Space Systems Forecast

Satellite Programs
•   OneWeb
•   SSL 1300
•   Spire

Launch Vehicle Programs
•   Falcon 9
•   Rocket Lab Electron
•   Ariane 6

Human Spaceflight Programs
•   Dragon
•   CST-100 Starliner
•   New Shepard

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Gas Turbines For Electrical Generation
Global Defense Spending Snapshot
Space Launch Vehicle Year End Report
Platinum Demo
The Platinum Forecast System is the premier aerospace, defense, power systems and electronics 15-year market forecasting tool.

Unmanned Teaming in the Airborne Retrofit and Modernization Market

Monday, March 19, 2018

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. George Mason University was recently awarded a $25.5 million contract for the Mobile Unmanned/Manned Distributed Lethality Airborne Network (MUDLAN). Under the contract, airborne high-bandwidth, multibeam common datalink, autonomous connectivity will … Continue reading

Japan’s Pursuit of New-Generation Stealth Fighter Confronts Hurdles

Friday, March 16, 2018

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Japan’s Ministry of Defense is facing a dilemma in its quest to develop an indigenous stealth combat aircraft that would replace the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) fleet of F-2 fighters … Continue reading

Major Electronics Upgrades a Key Part of the Netherlands’ AH-64D to AH-64E Remanufacture

Thursday, March 15, 2018

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The Netherlands has received approval from the U.S. State Department for the upgrade and remanufacture of its AH-64D Block II Apache attack helicopters to the AH-64E configuration. While the contract would largely entail … Continue reading

U.S. Cyber Command Broadens Its Missions

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

By Richard Sterk, Defense Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Cyber Command’s (USCYBERCOM) mission is to deter or defeat strategic threats to U.S. interests and infrastructure, provide mission assurance for the operations and defense of the Department of Defense information … Continue reading

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Czech Republic Defense Ministry Freezes Radar Acquisition

Date: March 15, 2018

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WARSAW, Poland -- Minister of Defense for the Czech Republic, Karla Slechtova, has announced that her ministry will not sign a contract for eight Israeli-made IAI Elta Systems EL/M-2084 multi-mission radars due to questions regarding their interopera ... Read more

SpaceX Continues to Develop Human-Rated Dragon

Date: March 15, 2018

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Development of the first version of the Dragon has been completed, SpaceX is now using it to conduct routine resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS). Furthermore, SpaceX reused a Dragon for the first time in 2017. ... Read more

Saab's GlobalEye AEW&C Platform Takes Flight with Enhanced Erieye ER

Date: March 14, 2018

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LINKOPING, Sweden -- On March 14, 2018, Saab successfully completed the first flight of the GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft. The GlobalEye took off on its maiden flight at 12:52pm local time from Saab's airfield in Linköping, S ... Read more

GE9X Engine Goes Airborne

Date: March 14, 2018

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VICTORVILLE, Calf. -- The GE9X engine lifted off on March 13 under wing of GE Aviation’s 747 flying testbed in Victorville, California, for its first flight test. The engine that will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft took to the air around 10:40 a ... Read more

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Don't launch these tiny satellites, the FCC said. They're apparently in space anyway

By: Samantha Masunaga
Date: 03/12/2018

In December, small-satellite company Swarm Technologies Inc. received word from the Federal Communications Commission that its request to launch and operate four tiny satellites was denied. The agency said in a letter that it denied the application because the satellites — which measured less than 4 inches on one side — were too small to be tracked by the U.S. Space Surveillance Network, which is supposed to catalog all man-made objects that orbit the Earth. That would make it hard to ensure the satellites weren't going to hit other spacecraft in orbit, the FCC said. .... Read more

Pratt’s Engine Alliance bids to make A380 engines

By: Howard French
Date: 03/09/2018

EAST HARTFORD — Pratt & Whitney’s joint venture with General Electric, Engine Alliance, is “aggressively competing” to supply the engines for a new Emirates Airlines order for as many as 20 Airbus A380 super jumbo jets, a company official said. .... Read more

How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

By: Alwyn Scott
Date: 02/22/2018

Older gas-fired plants often cannot compete with wind and solar, especially when governments provide subsidies, said Stuart Slade, director of consulting at market research firm Forecast International. “There are a lot of single-cycle gas plants being mothballed,” Slade said. Alstom inflicted other blows: ... .... Read more

Air Force Budget Would Eliminate JSTARS Recap, Boost R&D Spending

By: Vivienne Machi
Date: 02/12/2018

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request keeps most procurement efforts on track, but deals a potential setback to industry by cutting a major acquisition program. The spending blueprint, released Feb. 12, would scrap the forthcoming joint surveillance target attack radar system, or JSTARS, recapitalization program. As an alternative, the Air Force wants to modernize several existing aircraft and keep the current E-8C JSTARS platforms operational through the mid-2020s “as we develop and transition to an advanced battle management system,” according to budget documents. .... Read more


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