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AEROSPACE GROUP
Education: BA English, Central Connecticut State University.

For more than 30 years, Ray has performed in a variety of analytical roles for Forecast International. He contributed to the establishment of Airborne Electronics Forecast and was directly responsible for creating both the Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Forecast and the Space Systems Forecast publications. He is currently the analyst for the Business Rotorcraft Transactions & Evaluation Guide as well as the Business Aircraft Transactions & Evaluation Guide. As Forecast International's Vice President, Research & Editorial Services, he manages the output of all Forecast International analysts and is responsible for the timely publication of all company subscription services. He has represented Forecast International at numerous international air shows and conventions, including the Farnborough Air Show, annual NBAA conventions, the White House Conference on the Commercialization of Space, and the International Space Conference and Exposition.
Education: MA International Affairs, American University; and BA Political Science, Fairfield University.

Raymond Jaworowski currently co-authors three of Forecast International's best-selling products: Civil Aircraft Forecast, Military Aircraft Forecast, and Rotorcraft Forecast. As a contributor to Aviation Week & Space Technology's Aerospace Source Book, he has authored Aircraft Outlooks, and provided input for the publication's Aircraft Specifications tables. Raymond has represented Forecast International at numerous conferences and trade shows, often as a featured speaker. He is a member of the American Helicopter Society. Prior to joining Forecast International, he worked at Industry News Service and, earlier, interned at the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
Education: BS, Journalism, Syracuse University; JD, Law, Fordham University; MA, Geography, Ohio State University.

A lifelong aviation enthusiast, Douglas Royce is currently co-editor of four of Forecast International's Market Intelligence Services: Civil Aircraft Forecast, Military Aircraft Forecast, Rotorcraft Forecast, and Aviation Gas Turbine Forecast. As such, he plays a key role in many important projects that involve market sizing and forecasting for various segments of the world aerospace industry, as well as demand for related systems. He is also a major contributor to Forecast International's twice-weekly E-Market Alert email newsletters.

Previous to his present assignments, Doug served as the primary analyst responsible for a major modernization and updating of the company's extensive Worldwide Military Aircraft Inventories database, which is considered by many industry participants to be the best source of its kind available today. Broadly educated, Doug is exceptionally well informed on international geopolitical and economic affairs and, prior to his present assignment, leveraged this knowledge as editor of International Military Markets, North America, as well as co-editor of U.S. Defense Budget Forecast. Prior to joining Forecast International, he was a practicing attorney, and also performed service with the military police in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Education: BA, Sociology, University of Colorado 

A lifelong world military and economics enthusiast, Matthew Beres is currently the analyst for Forecast International's Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Forecast. Matthew previously served as a research assistant for FI, and continues to maintain the company's Military Aircraft Inventories database. Immediately following graduation from college, Matthew worked as a member of the Research Faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder Natural Hazards Center, where he was tasked with coding and analysis of the university's share of a DoD-funded Study on Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism (START). He then served as the Executive Director for the Student Emergency Medical Services Foundation, a nonprofit that mitigated risks associated with binge drinking on college campuses through research-based development of peer-to-peer education, and direct emergency medical intervention. Moving into the for-profit world, Matthew utilized his business acumen and research skills as Director of Operations for Research Associates of Newtown, Connecticut. In this position, he investigated emerging recruitment markets for sales penetration. Matthew also previously served as an advisor to the United States government.

Education: BA, History, The Citadel; MA, History of Warfare, King's College London

Carter Palmer has long held a keen interest in military matters and aviation. As an analyst for Industrial & Marine Turbine Forecast, Carter specializes in examining key gas turbine programs for electrical power generation, mechanical drive, and marine propulsion applications. He is also responsible for updating the reports and analyses within the Space Systems Forecast – Launch Vehicles & Manned Platforms and Space Systems Forecast – Satellites & Spacecraft products.

Following his graduation from The Citadel, Carter was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study Bavarian history in Munich, Germany. While in Germany, Carter taught English to adults in companies such as MAN, Volvo and Munich RE. Carter went on to earn his MA in London and interned at the Royal United Services Institute in the NSR (National Security and Resilience) department. There he aided the department in many facets, including working on the CORMS (Cocaine Route and Monitoring Support) project.

 
ELECTRONICS GROUP
Education: BA English Writing, BS Secondary Education English, and MS.Ed Communication Arts, Western Connecticut State University.

Richard Sterk is Forecast International’s Electronics Group Leader. His areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I), Land & Sea-based Electronics, Naval Systems, and Undersea Warfare. Richard has also spent several years working in the fields of journalism and education.
Education: BA Communications, Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Andrew Dardine is the primary author of Forecast International's Electronic Warfare Forecast and co-author of the Electro-Optical Systems Forecast. His research and analysis of such vital market areas as night vision systems and electronic countermeasures technology has been cited in Defense News, Aerospace Daily, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among other news agencies. He has also written about the electronic defense market for Aviation Week, The Journal of Electronic Defense, Microwave Products Digest, and NATO Nations magazine.
Education: BFA, Sarah Lawrence College; Concentrations in Modern History/Diplomacy and Critical and Creative Writing.

C. Zachary Hofer draws from a multidisciplinary educational background with a strong concentration in international economics and politics to provide analysis for Forecast International. As a Senior Defense Electronics Analyst, Zachary's work with Forecast International is focused on the Airborne Electronics Forecast and Radar Forecast services. In the past, Zachary has co-authored reports in the Civil Aircraft Forecast, Military Aircraft Forecast, Rotorcraft Forecast, and Africa section of the International Military Markets books. He has also acted as temporary analyst for the Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Forecast. Additional duties have included updating and reviewing Forecast International’s Worldwide Military Aircraft Inventories database and providing assistance in preparing FI's civil satellite and military & civil aircraft program reviews for Aviation  Week & Space Technology.

 
GEOPOLITICAL GROUP
Education: BA, English and History, Western Connecticut State University.

A military history enthusiast, Richard began at Forecast International as editor of the World Weapons Weekly newsletter, eventually moving to the company's premier newsletter service, World Aerospace & Defense Intelligence (WADI). As the Internet grew in importance as a research tool, he helped design the company's Forecast Intelligence Center. For the past 14 years, Richard has authored the Defense & Aerospace Companies, Volume I (North America) and Volume II (International) services. The two books provide detailed analyses of major aerospace and defense contractors. More recently, Richard was appointed editor of Forecast International's International Contractors Series, a two-volume set that tracks all the contractors involved in the programs covered in the FI library. As a contributor to Aviation Week & Space Technology's 2005 and 2006 Aerospace Source Book, he authored the Prime Contractor & Major Manufacturer profiles.
Education: BS History, Kansas State University.

Dan Darling is Forecast International’s IMM Group Leader. Specializing in history and political science with a background in finance and economics, Dan provides insight into the military markets of both the Europe and the Asia, Australia and Pacific Rim regions. Dan's work has been cited in Aerospace and Defense News, Aerotech News and Review, Defense Talk, Global Defense Review, and Small Wars Journal, among others, and by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. In addition, Dan has been quoted in Arabian Business, the Financial Times, Flight International, The National, Bloomberg and National Defense Magazine. He has also contributed commentary to Defense News and appeared as a guest on the online radio show Midrats and on The Media Line.

As editor of International Military Markets, Europe and International Military Markets, Asia, Australia & Pacific Rim, Dan brings a wealth of expertise on the political and economic forces shaping these markets.
Education: BA Political Science, University of Notre Dame.

As editor of International Military Markets, North America, Shaun has cultivated a deep understanding of the vast defense markets in the United States and Canada. Shaun's perspective on defense procurement and budget issues has been cited in a variety of defense periodicals, including Defense News and National Defense Magazine. Further, Shaun played an integral role in the development of Forecast International's U.S. Defense Budget Forecast product, which offers an unprecedented level of insight into the Pentagon's acquisition budget. In addition to providing original analytical content for the U.S. Defense Budget Forecast, Shaun oversees an internal defense budget forecasting process involving Forecast International's team of skilled systems analysts following release of the DoD's annual budget request. Shaun is also in charge of managing Forecast International's Weapons Inventory database.
Education: BA, International Relations, Roger Williams University.

Derek Bisaccio has had a lifelong interest in politics and all things military. Currently, Derek is the editor of Forecast International's International Military Markets - Latin America & Caribbean and International Military Markets - Eurasia Market Intelligence products. He was previously a research assistant, with a particular focus on Forecast International's Military Vehicles Forecast. Derek is an avid blogger and regularly contributes to Forecast International's blog.

During his college years, Derek was a district intern for a U.S. senator and a U.S. representative. Additionally, he was an intern for the Hudson Institute, studying the Caspian Basin. His concentration at Roger Williams was on international relations, with a focus on political structures in the Middle East and Europe.

Education: BA, University of New Hampshire; Concentrations in Modern European History, Russian Language, and International Affairs. MA in International Affairs, American University.

A lifelong enthusiast of armored vehicles, Thomas serves as an analyst on Forecast International's Military Vehicles Forecast product. In addition, Thomas is responsible for updating the reports and analysis within Forecast International's International Military Markets – Latin America & Caribbean product. Prior to this assignment, Thomas served as a research assistant for Forecast International's analytical team and has made written contributions to the Civil Aircraft Forecast, Military Aircraft Forecast, and Rotorcraft Forecast services. Thomas derives his knowledge from a multidisciplinary background, with a strong emphasis on the history and politics of Russia and the former satellite republics of the Soviet Union. He has studied in the Russian Federation at Saint Petersburg State University, and is proficient in the Russian language at an advanced level. As an academic researcher at American University, Thomas conducted research on bureaucratic professionalism in the governments of Belarus and Kazakhstan and compiled professional biographies of Belarusian and Kazakh government officials.

 
NAVAL GROUP

Education:  BS Chemistry, London University, United Kingdom.

Stuart Slade is currently the primary analyst for Forecast International's Warships Forecast and Industrial & Marine Turbine Forecast.  Stuart has an extensive background in the study and analysis of industrial projects, initially in the chemical engineering and maritime transport industries, and subsequently in a wide variety of military sectors.  He is the author of United States Strategic Bombers 1945-2012, Littoral Warfare: Ships and Systems, Navies in the Nuclear Age and Multinational Naval Operations. In addition, he has been a regular contributor on the subjects of warships technology, military electronics, and naval systems to a number of leading journals, including Naval Forces, NAVINT, Armed Forces, International Defense Review, International Security Defense Review, and East-West Digest.  Stuart has often spoken at conferences on undersea warfare, naval combat in littoral waters, and the operational implications of a variety of electronic technologies.  With decades of experience in naval warfare and naval systems analysis, Stuart is one of the world's foremost experts in these fields.  He is also the successful author of eight published novels focusing on defense-related subjects.

 
POWER SYSTEMS GROUP
Education: BS, Journalism, Syracuse University; JD, Law, Fordham University; MA, Geography, Ohio State University.

A lifelong aviation enthusiast, Douglas Royce is currently co-editor of four of Forecast International's Market Intelligence Services: Civil Aircraft Forecast, Military Aircraft Forecast, Rotorcraft Forecast, and Aviation Gas Turbine Forecast. As such, he plays a key role in many important projects that involve market sizing and forecasting for various segments of the world aerospace industry, as well as demand for related systems. He is also a major contributor to Forecast International's twice-weekly E-Market Alert email newsletters.

Previous to his present assignments, Doug served as the primary analyst responsible for a major modernization and updating of the company's extensive Worldwide Military Aircraft Inventories database, which is considered by many industry participants to be the best source of its kind available today. Broadly educated, Doug is exceptionally well informed on international geopolitical and economic affairs and, prior to his present assignment, leveraged this knowledge as editor of International Military Markets, North America, as well as co-editor of U.S. Defense Budget Forecast. Prior to joining Forecast International, he was a practicing attorney, and also performed service with the military police in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Education:  BS Chemistry, London University, United Kingdom.

Stuart Slade is currently the primary analyst for Forecast International's Warships Forecast and Industrial & Marine Turbine Forecast.  Stuart has an extensive background in the study and analysis of industrial projects, initially in the chemical engineering and maritime transport industries, and subsequently in a wide variety of military sectors.  He is the author of United States Strategic Bombers 1945-2012, Littoral Warfare: Ships and Systems, Navies in the Nuclear Age and Multinational Naval Operations. In addition, he has been a regular contributor on the subjects of warships technology, military electronics, and naval systems to a number of leading journals, including Naval Forces, NAVINT, Armed Forces, International Defense Review, International Security Defense Review, and East-West Digest.  Stuart has often spoken at conferences on undersea warfare, naval combat in littoral waters, and the operational implications of a variety of electronic technologies.  With decades of experience in naval warfare and naval systems analysis, Stuart is one of the world's foremost experts in these fields.  He is also the successful author of eight published novels focusing on defense-related subjects.

Education: BA, History, The Citadel; MA, History of Warfare, King's College London

Carter Palmer has long held a keen interest in military matters and aviation. As an analyst for Industrial & Marine Turbine Forecast, Carter specializes in examining key gas turbine programs for electrical power generation, mechanical drive, and marine propulsion applications. He is also responsible for updating the reports and analyses within the Space Systems Forecast – Launch Vehicles & Manned Platforms and Space Systems Forecast – Satellites & Spacecraft products.

Following his graduation from The Citadel, Carter was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study Bavarian history in Munich, Germany. While in Germany, Carter taught English to adults in companies such as MAN, Volvo and Munich RE. Carter went on to earn his MA in London and interned at the Royal United Services Institute in the NSR (National Security and Resilience) department. There he aided the department in many facets, including working on the CORMS (Cocaine Route and Monitoring Support) project.

 
WEAPONS GROUP
Education: BS Political Science, Michigan State University.

For more than 23 years, Larry has been involved in research and analytical work for various Forecast International projects. He has contributed to the Airborne Electronics Forecast and was chief editor on the World Aerospace Weekly newsletter. Larry was directly responsible for the creation of World Weapons Review, a biweekly industry market research publication specializing in weapon systems and related material. He was the creator of Unmanned Vehicles Forecast, launched to cover the growing market for civil and military drones, and was involved in the development of the Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Forecast service. Larry is currently responsible for the Missile Forecast and for FI's two Unmanned Vehicles Forecast services – Airborne Systems and Land & Sea Systems. Larry has in addition authored numerous studies on defense-related products. As a contributor to Aviation Week & Space Technology's Aerospace Source Book, he has authored Missile and UAV Outlooks, and provided input for the publication's Missile and UAV Specifications tables. He has also authored numerous freelance articles for U.S. and overseas aerospace/defense magazines and trade journals. Larry has represented Forecast International at international trade shows, symposiums and seminars, including the Farnborough Air Show, the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conferences and convention, and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Conference and Exposition.
Education: BA History, Southern Connecticut State University.

Dean is responsible for Military Vehicles Forecast and Ordnance & Munitions Forecast. As a contributor to Aviation Week & Space Technology's 2005 and 2006 Aerospace Source Book, he provided input for the publication's Unpowered, Precision-Guided Weapons Specifications table. Prior to joining Forecast International, Dean served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army for 10 years. As an Order of Battle and weapons specialist, he served in a variety of assignments, ranging from running the intelligence section of an Apache attack helicopter squadron in combat to representing a theater-level intelligence organization in a national-level interagency intelligence working group. His intelligence assignments have included duty in Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Germany, Turkey and Iraq, as well as Fort Hood, Texas, and Norfolk, Virginia.

Education: BA, University of New Hampshire; Concentrations in Modern European History, Russian Language, and International Affairs. MA in International Affairs, American University.

A lifelong enthusiast of armored vehicles, Thomas serves as an analyst on Forecast International's Military Vehicles Forecast product. In addition, Thomas is responsible for updating the reports and analysis within Forecast International's International Military Markets – Latin America & Caribbean product. Prior to this assignment, Thomas served as a research assistant for Forecast International's analytical team and has made written contributions to the Civil Aircraft Forecast, Military Aircraft Forecast, and Rotorcraft Forecast services. Thomas derives his knowledge from a multidisciplinary background, with a strong emphasis on the history and politics of Russia and the former satellite republics of the Soviet Union. He has studied in the Russian Federation at Saint Petersburg State University, and is proficient in the Russian language at an advanced level. As an academic researcher at American University, Thomas conducted research on bureaucratic professionalism in the governments of Belarus and Kazakhstan and compiled professional biographies of Belarusian and Kazakh government officials.

 
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