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U.S. Defense Budget Forecast

Navigating the massive U.S. defense budget can be a daunting task, yet staying apprised of the needs and wants of both the Department of Defense and Congress is critical for developing a successful market planning strategy. Time is valuable, and your organization deserves a tool that can quickly give you the data you need. Forecast International's U.S. Defense Budget Forecast product offers a unique blend of budget tracking, forecasting, and analytical tools necessary to help you easily track the flow of U.S. military spending and to identify future opportunities and risk.
Our online interactive service provides real-time tracking of every program in the Pentagon's acquisition portfolio, starting with the request and moving through the six congressional authorization and appropriations markups throughout the year. The service also offers easy access to the Pentagon's five-year spending plan for its Procurement (P1) and Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (R1) accounts, all the way down to the program level. We also offer quick access to consolidated and program level-justification documents, and provide custom market segment filters to facilitate your search.

Five-year forecasts for every Procurement and RDT&E line item in the U.S. Defense Budget.
Interactive online interface, providing fast and easy access to historical, current, and forecast budget data.
Congressional Budget Tracker: Follows every acquisition program through the entire budget process, including immediate access to defense legislation.
Budget Docs: We put current and historical program justification documents at your fingertips. No more digging through thousands of pages of government documents to find the data you need.
Analysis of the President's Request and defense committee markups provides critical insight into the Pentagon's acquisition efforts.

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Real-Time Annual License Agreement allows 24/7 access to information, updated continuously.

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Japan Opts for More Small Ships – and a Faster Build Rate

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Faced with a growing People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) naval capacity and maritime presence in waters of the East China Sea, Japan’s government plans to accelerate, alter and expand a warship … Continue reading

Poland’s Wisla Air Defense Competition Could Prove Lucrative for Embattled MEADS

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Until recently, Poland’s Wisla medium-range air defense contest appeared to be locked up, with the Raytheon Patriot and its re-engineered 360° AESA radar looking poised to win. Now, the competing MEADS … Continue reading

Boeing Confronts Challenges of a New Administration and Cooling Commercial Sales

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. With the glory days of the recent record-setting boom a memory, both Boeing and Airbus are adapting their operations as they prepare for flatter growth while ramping up production of … Continue reading

PSLV Launch with 104 Payloads Opens New Opportunities for Small Satellites

Thursday, February 16, 2017

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On the morning of February 15, 2017, ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (designated PSLV-C37) launched the 714-kilogram Cartosat-2 Series Satellite and 103 co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. The … Continue reading

In a Sensible Move, Argentina’s Defense Minister Decides Not to Purchase Supersonic Jets

Thursday, February 16, 2017

by Bill Ostrove, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Argentine Minister of Defense Julio Martinez has ruled out the purchase of supersonic fighter jets for the Argentine Air Force. The defense minister made his announcement on February 1 during an … Continue reading

Indian Navy on the Hunt for Multirole Carrier-Borne Fighters

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Indian Ministry of Defense – acting upon the Navy’s formal requirement for 57 multirole carrier-based fighters (MRCBFs) – has issued  a Request for Information (RFI). The RFI comes with multiple … Continue reading

2017 Off to a Very Slow Start – Boeing Leads January Deliveries and Orders

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 44 and 25 commercial jets in January 2017, respectively, compared to 49 and 22 during the same month last year. January is traditionally a very slow month for both shipments … Continue reading

Greece Aims for F-16 Upgrade, but F-35 Plans Remain a Pipe Dream

Monday, February 13, 2017

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Hellenic Defense Ministry announced on February 7 that Greece intends to move forward on an upgrade to its large inventory of F-16C/D combat aircraft and begin exploring a future purchase … Continue reading

Enhanced Polar System Should Avoid Ice Station Zebra Scenario

Friday, February 10, 2017

By Richard Sterk, C4I Analyst, Forecast International. In an attempt to prevent a real life Ice Station Zebra incident, the U.S. DoD has pumped money and technology into the Enhanced Polar System (EPS). The system’s mission – to provide around-the-clock … Continue reading

The Ongoing A-10 Replacement Saga

Thursday, February 9, 2017

by Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. In early 2014, then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans to retire the U.S. Air Force A-10 fleet over a period of five years.  However, the proposal sparked considerable congressional opposition and, in … Continue reading

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