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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 8,100, valued at $548.2 billion.

Major Programs Covered:
F-35, KC-46A, A400M, Dassault Rafale, Embraer
Super Tucano, Saab Gripen, T-X and others
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COMPANIES, CONTRACTORS, FORCE STRUCTURES & BUDGETS

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.
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I&M

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
Eurasia
Europe
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East
Africa
North America

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GLOBAL DEFENSE SPENDING SNAPSHOT

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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2017 LAUNCH VEHICLE YEAR IN REVIEW

Airborne Unmanned Vehicles

Major Programs Covered:
MQ-9 Reaper - General Atomics
RQ-4 Global Hawk - Northrop Grumman
MQ-8 Fire Scout - Northrop Grumman
Heron - IAI
Hermes - Elbit Systems

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International Military Markets Asia Australia and Pacific Rim

International Military Markets - Asia, Australia &
Pacific Rim explores the series of factors
that combine to make the Asian continent
and greater Indo-Pacific oceanic areas today's greatest drivers of global defense growth. The conflicting ambitions, the internal security pressures, the potential flashpoints - all and more are covered to present a broad market perspective. Learn More

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Global Defense Spending Snapshot

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Joint Strike Missile Production Nears

Thursday, February 21, 2019

by Larry Dickerson, Missile Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Since the 1990s, demand for precision-guided munitions has grown with usage rates reaching 100 percent during certain combat operations.  This market will …


Transatlantic Drift

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Following two years under the Trump administration, it’s safe to say that relations between Washington and Europe are as raw and tense as at any time since the end of …


Brexit Uncertainty Dogs Airbus as New CEO Takes the Helm

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Airbus is looking forward to, and at the same time dreading, some upcoming changes in its operations and markets in 2019.  A new CEO is taking the helm, and it …


President Trump Signs Space Force Directive

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

President Trump signed a directive that would institute a Space Force within the United States armed forces.  Rather than be a stand-alone branch, the Space Force would fall under the …



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Peru Deploys Military Brigade To Combat Illegal Mining

Date: February 21, 2019

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LIMA -- On February 19, the Minister of Defense of Peru announced the new formation of a special-purpose brigade intended to stem the tide of illegal mining operations in the Peruvian Amazon. The Minister explained that the newly formed brigade w ... Read more

Israel Converts Aerial Target into Strike Missile

Date: February 20, 2019

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TEL AVIV -- Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has developed a new strike missile based on an aerial target drone. The Rocks is an air-launched ballistic missile. This missile first appeared at the Aero India 2019 aerospace and defense exposition. ... Read more

Spetstechnoexport Showcases "Neptun" and "Vilkha" Missile Systems to the International Market

Date: February 19, 2019

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KYIV -- Spetstechnoexport Company, part of the State Concern Ukroboronprom, introduced the new models of the anti-ship cruise missile system "Neptun" and high-precision multiple rocket launching system "Vilkha" at the international Defense exhibition ... Read more

Chinese ASAT Could Enter Service by 2020

Date: February 15, 2019

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BEIJING -- China's military plans to field a laser weapon capable of destroying or damaging military satellites in low earth orbit in 2020. The directed energy weapon is among an array of space warfare tools that include ground-based anti-satellite ... Read more


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I’m Flying In That? Unloved Turboprop Gets Second Look

BY: Robert Wall and Andrew Tangel
Date: 02/04/2019

A small Florida airline is doubling down on a passenger plane that bigger carriers have long abandoned: the turboprop. Silver Airways LLC plans to start flying a new, propeller-driven 46-seater in coming weeks. It would be the first new turboprop introduced into U.S. passenger service in years. .... Read more



THE YEAR AHEAD: 2019 aerospace outlook

By: Dan Thisdell
Date: 12/27/2018

All we ever know for sure about the future is that it will look a lot like the past, only different – or maybe very different, depending on the timescale and interim events. That makes forecasting a black art best left to fortune tellers, charlatans and consultants. But in the same way that weather forecasts often have value in the short term, recent events and past experience can guide reasonable expectations. No warranty express or implied, but herewith the FlightGlobal team’s take on the year to come… BIG TWINS SQUARE OFF With Boeing getting its 777X ready for a maiden flight, probably in the first quarter, the twin-aisle market looks set to have an interesting year. Flight testing and certification is expected in time to deliver the first -9 example – 7,600nm (14,075km) range for 400 to 425 passengers – to launch operator Emirates in 2020. The 777X series – a 350- to 375-seat -8 version will follow – promises to breathe new life into the most successful widebody family ever; all-time 777 orders stand at greater than 1,600 units and the new X variants have already chalked up some 320. .... Read more



2019: The Year of Optimism, Growth for Helicopters

By: Frank Wolfe
Date: 12/01/2018

Next year looks to be one of resurgence of sorts for the global helicopter industry. Increasing oil prices are usually good news for helicopter companies serving oil and gas rigs, as those firms had felt a stagnation in the business since the drop in oil prices in 2014. But helicopter overcapacity in the oil and gas business may dampen company production of such rotorcraft in the near term, as oil and gas operators look to capitalize on their underutilized fleets, said Ray Jaworowski, a senior aerospace analyst at Forecast International. Oil and gas has been a key market segment for civil helicopters. However, helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) — designated as helicopter air ambulance by the FAA — search and rescue, law enforcement, firefighting, corporate transport and offshore wind look to be growing business segments, he said. Aerial firefighting may rise in importance because of the longer, harsher fire seasons the U.S. has seen over the last few years. .... Read more


 

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