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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


Airbus and Boeing September 2018
Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Both Manufacturers Report Strong Deliveries; Boeing Still Well Ahead in Orders Race

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Top 100 Federal Contractors FY17
Gas Turbines For Electrical Generation
Global Defense Spending Snapshot

Airbus and Boeing Report October 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries

Friday, November 16, 2018

Airbus Reports Strong Orders and Deliveries in Difficult Month for Boeing by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus delivered 57 and 81 commercial jets in October 2018, respectively, compared to 56 and 63 deliveries during the … Continue reading

Norwegian Frigate a Total Loss?

Thursday, November 8, 2018

by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval & Marine Power Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad has been beached and abandoned following a collision with an oil tanker in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen, Norway, in the early hours of … Continue reading

Bombardier to Layoff 5,000, Sells Q400 Turboprop Program

Thursday, November 8, 2018

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. As part of a broad strategy to streamline its operations, Bombardier announced that it would sell off a number of non-core assets valued at $900 million and cut employment by … Continue reading

Pentagon Budget Faces Increased Pressure After Elections

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives following Tuesday’s midterm elections, setting the stage for what could be a prolonged battle over defense spending and policy.  The Pentagon’s topline was already … Continue reading

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Australia Picks MQ-9 Reaper to Fill Armed MALE Drone Requirement

Date: November 16, 2018

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CANBERRA -- Australia plans to use the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle from American firm General Atomics to meet a requirement for an armed drone to tackle a variety of roles. An announcement of the selection was made by Australia's Minister for ... Read more

Lockheed Martin Awarded Major F-35 Production Contract

Date: November 15, 2018

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WASHINGTON -- Lockheed Martin was awarded an initial $6 billion contract for production of 255 F-35 fighters for the U.S. and other countries spanning low rate initial productions lots 12, 13, and 14. The contract serves as a down payment on a deal ... Read more

Forecast International Updates Launch Center Appendix

Date: November 15, 2018

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Dear Client: In December 2018, Forecast International will release an updated version of its Launch Centers appendix. The new appendix will continue to have the same information as previous iterations, which include a table of launch centers, orga ... Read more

Sparton Still Hunting for a Buyer

Date: November 15, 2018

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- In early 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice put the kibosh on Ultra Electronics $234 million acquisition of Sparton. According to the DoJ, the merger would have created monopolistic supplier of sonobuoy systems to the U.S. Navy. ... Read more

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Is SpaceX’s Satellite Internet Project In Trouble?

By: Alex Knapp
Date: 10/31/2018

Reuters reported Wednesday that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in June fired seven managers of the SpaceX team in its Redmond, Washington, office, which is focused on building out the company’s satellite internet project, dubbed Starlink. Those managers have since been replaced by other SpaceX employees, reportedly with an aim to stay on track to launch its first set of satellites by the middle of 2019 and begin operations in 2020. A SpaceX spokesperson told Forbes that over the past summer, there was a reorganization over the course of two weeks, and that two employees left on their own accord. SpaceX spokesperson Eva Behrend further told Forbes in an email, “Given the success of our recent Starlink demonstration satellites, we have incorporated lessons learned and re-organized to allow for the next design iteration to be flown in short order,” she said. “This is a very similar approach of rapid iteration in design and testing which led to the success of Falcon 1, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon.” SpaceX first announced its intent to go into the satellite internet business in 2016, shortly before it announced a funding round led by Google and Fidelity that raised $1 billion at a valuation of about $10 billion dollars. Pitchbook estimates that the company is currently valued at $25 billion. In February of this year, the company launched two Starlink demonstration satellites, which it says were successfully delivered to orbit, have communicated with ground stations, and remain operational. .... Read more

Embraer Unveils Two New Business Jets It Says Will Claim Long-Range Crown

By: Jeremy Bogaisky
Date: 10/14/2018

Embraer introduced midsize and super-midsize business jets Sunday that it aims to launch in 2019, filling out what was already one of the broadest lineups in the market with what the company says will be the longest-range planes in their class. The Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 are fully fly-by-wire, a first for jets of their size, with active turbulence reduction, as well as what the company says is a best-in-category 5,800-foot cabin altitude and the highest payload capacity. The Praetor 500 also lays claim to being the fastest midsize jet, with a maximum speed of mach 0.83. The planes are derivatives of Embraer’s Legacy 450 and 500 jets, with new winglets and extra fuel tanks for greater range, as well as a new interior style and advanced technological features in the cabin and cockpit. .... Read more

Light military helicopter production faces decade of decline

By: Garrett Reim
Date: 10/02/2018

The number of light military helicopters produced worldwide is projected to decline more than 56% to just 92 units a year in 2026 from a decade prior. The near-term decline in production is due to current re-equipment cycles coming to an end in the USA and in many European countries, according to the projection’s publisher Forecast International. In the USA, Bell Helicopter is set to finish deliveries of the UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter to the US Marine Corps by the end of 2018. The USMC will take deliveries of the Venom’s sister aircraft, the Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter, until 2022. .... Read more

Leonardo Teams Up to Pitch Helicopter to Polish Army

By: Vivienne Machi
Date: 09/25/2018

Two international companies have partnered to offer a new combat helicopter to the Polish army. Italy-based Leonardo and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, or PGZ, recently signed a letter of intent to collaborate on Leonardo’s AW249 rotorcraft, the companies announced in a press release. The partnership will extend to a number of areas including design, manufacturing, final assembly, marketing and aftersales support for the helicopter. The AW249 was originally planned for the Italian military, according to a Leonardo spokesperson. The company signed a multiyear contract with the Italian Ministry of Defence in January 2017 to replace the army’s aging fleet of AW129s, which are expected to be retired from service by 2026. The Polish variant will be considered under Poland’s “Kruk” procurement program to buy 16 new attack helicopters by 2022 to replace its Soviet-era Mi-24 aircraft. Another 16 helicopters could be procured after 2022, the Polish government said in a 2016 news release. .... Read more


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