Richard J. Pettibone
Senior Government & Industry Analyst
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.