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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

Provides coverage on every major defense & aerospace
company worldwide, detailed contact information for
international contractors, and global defense spending
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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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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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The Platinum Forecast System is the premier aerospace, defense, power systems and electronics 15-year market forecasting tool.

Top 100 Federal Contractors FY2017

Thursday, July 12, 2018

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. The General Services Administration’s U.S. Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation released its annual Top 100 Federal Contractors report – Fiscal Year 2017.  The top 100 federal contractors accounted … Continue reading

Airbus Rebrands CSeries as A220 Family

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

by Douglas Royce, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Airbus rebadged the Bombardier CSeries jet as the Airbus A220 after taking control of the program on July 1 under a new joint venture between the two manufacturers. The two new models … Continue reading

Egypt Leverages Diversified Arms Suppliers to Escape U.S. Pressure

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Earlier this month, La Tribune reported that France and Egypt are moving forward on negotiations for another sale of Dassault Rafale fighter jets to the Egyptian Air Force.[i] Cairo and Paris are … Continue reading

State Department Approves Sale of AH-64 Apaches to India, Plus Mission Equipment

Monday, July 9, 2018

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On June 12, the U.S. State Department approved a Foreign Military Sale to India of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The contract carries a potential value of $930 million. The contract also covers … Continue reading

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AsiaSat Takes Deliveries at Steady Pace as Demand is Balanced by Competition

Date: July 12, 2018

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Despite the demand for communications services, AsiaSat and other companies in Asia are experiencing some threats to future growth. AsiaSat has many competitors, including regional operators like Asia Broadcast Satellite and Thaicom ... Read more

Demand Causing PAC 3 Production Increase

Date: July 12, 2018

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ORLANDO -- Demand for the Patriot Advanced Capability - 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors is growing. To meet this demand, Lockheed Martin is increasing production. The U.S. Army is purchasing this missile, along with a n ... Read more

Senator McCain Joins USS John S. McCain Namesake

Date: July 12, 2018

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FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan -- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer inducted U.S. Sen. John S. McCain III into the official namesake of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) in a ceremony on board, July 12. Commissioned ... Read more

Boeing Receives Contract for Four Special Operations Chinooks

Date: July 11, 2018

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PHILADELPHIA -- Boeing has received a $139.8 million contract to provide four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. "The Army uses the MH-47G for some of its most difficult and challenging missio ... Read more

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Refueling tanker to bring more military work to Pratt

By: Howard French
Date: 07/06/2018

EAST HARTFORD — Pratt & Whitney’s military engines operation, which is gearing up for a surge in the production of jet engines for the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, also will benefit from the Defense Department’s new refueling tanker plane, aerospace analysts say. As on the F-35, Pratt will be the sole supplier of engines for the military’s new tanker plane, designated the KC-46 Pegasus, made by the Boeing Co. The planes will be used to refuel other military aircraft in flight. The KC-46 program has “tremendous long-term value” for Boeing and Pratt, Ray Jaworowski, senior aerospace analyst with Newtown-based Forecast International, said. .... Read more

Pratt, competitors vying to power new Boeing 797 aircraft

By: Howard French
Date: 07/02/2018

EAST HARTFORD — Pratt & Whitney and chief rivals Rolls-Royce and GE Aviation, have a new financial target to aim at — supplying thousands of jet engines for a proposed Boeing “mid-market” aircraft, being referred to by aerospace analysts as the 797. The twin-engine plane, which would be somewhat similar in size to a Boeing 757, has a potential engine market value of $100 billion, according to Edward Ambrose, an analyst writing on the Seeking Alpha business news website. Ambrose said Pratt’s new line of geared turbofan engines may even have the edge, although Pratt in 2008 lost the competition to power Boeing’s most recently introduced 787 planes to Rolls and GE. The Pratt engine, he said, offers the best fuel efficiency “of any competitor.” Although Pratt “may not seem to be the obvious choice” for the planned Boeing 797 program, Ambrose said, the advantages of the GTF mean “it is best placed to win.” .... Read more

New F-16s are headed to Bahrain

By: Daniel Cebul
Date: 06/25/2018

WASHINGTON ? Lockheed Martin has received a $1.12 billion contract to produce new F-16 fighter jets for the Royal Bahraini Air Force, the company said in a news release Monday. The sale makes Bahrain the first country to procure the newest configuration of the Fighting Falcon. The F-16V Block 70 is the latest variant of the fourth-generation, multirole fighter. It improves upon previous models through the incorporation of technology and software unavailable when earlier blocks were manufactured, particularly the advanced AN/APG-83 active electronically scanned array radar. According to Lockheed, the radar “delivers greater situational awareness, flexibility and quicker all-weather targeting” and offers “digital map displays that can be tailored with slew and zoom features.” The latest fourth-gen aircraft combines capability upgrades such as avionics architecture and structural upgrades to extend the life of the aircraft by more than 50 percent beyond that of previous production F-16s. .... Read more

Despite Slumping Defense Sales, Opportunities Abound in Africa

By: Yasmin Tadjdeh
Date: 06/05/2018

Facing threats from civil conflicts and terrorist organizations such as al-Shabab and Boko Haram, some African nations are investing in equipment even as defense spending continues to be low across the continent. “If we look at military spending, then Africa has seen a decline over the last three years,” said Nan Tian, a researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s arms and military expenditure program. “Its levels are still higher than they were 10 years ago, but we are definitely seeing a decline within African military spending, both in terms of Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as North Africa.” SIPRI analyzes defense sales in five-year periods. Military arms imports on the continent decreased by 22 percent between 2008-2012 and 2013-2017, according to a report titled, “Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2017.” .... Read more


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