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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 8,212, valued at $522.7 billion.

Major Programs Covered:
F-35, KC-46A, A400M, Dassault Rafale, Embraer
Super Tucano, Saab Gripen, T-X and others
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Civil Aircraft Forecast

Civil Aircraft Forecast

Features coverage of the A320neo, A350, A380, 737 MAX, 777X and G650 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 forecasts. Learn More

Airborne Electronics Forecast

Airborne Electronics Forecast

15-year global production (2018-2032) is
estimated at 127,346, valued at $1.45 billion.

Covers the communications, radar, targeting,
jamming, and self-protection suites that equip
various airborne platforms ranging from the
AAQ-40 EOTS to the ZPY-2 MP-RTIP.
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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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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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Global Defense Spending Snapshot
Space Launch Vehicle Year End Report
Platinum Demo
The Platinum Forecast System is the premier aerospace, defense, power systems and electronics 15-year market forecasting tool.

Taking Satellite Propulsion from Fabergé Eggs to Mass Production: Interview with Brad King of Orbion Space Technology

Friday, February 23, 2018

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Orbion Space Technology is developing the Aurora propulsion system to serve the growing small satellite market. Orbion is relying on tried-and-true Hall effect propulsion technology as the basis for its Aurora system. Instead … Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – The Global Defense Spending Environment: A Look Back, a Look Forward

Thursday, February 22, 2018

By Matthew Beres and Dan Darling, Forecast International.   Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable Podcast. Forecast Roundtable brings together expert analysts, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss the latest issues in the aerospace and defense markets. Produced at the … Continue reading

Airbus, Boeing January Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries & 2018 Forecast

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Both Companies Report Weak Numbers As Expected Following Wild December Surge by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 44 and 27 commercial jets in January 2018, respectively, compared to 44 and 25 deliveries during the same month … Continue reading

BAE Systems’ Semi-Autonomous Software Speeds Combat Decisions in Contested Environments

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. BAE Systems recently announced the development of semi-autonomous software under the Distributed Battle Management program.  The DBM program of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency provides timely and relevant … Continue reading

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Viking Air and Mahindra to Form Strategic Alliance

Date: February 22, 2018

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MUMBAI -- Viking Air of Victoria, British Columbia, and Mahindra Aerospace of Bengaluru, India, have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a strategic alliance to seize opportunities arising from India's growing regional air connectivity requi ... Read more

USAF Weather Efforts Make Progress After Years of Disorder

Date: February 22, 2018

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- After years of disorder, the Air Force's weather satellite program finally appears to be making progress. Following the cancellation of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), the Air Force p ... Read more

Russia Reportedly Deploys T-50 PAK FA to Syria

Date: February 22, 2018

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MOSCOW -- Russia has reportedly deployed two T-50 PAK FA fighter jets to Syria. Wael Al Hussaini, who monitors Syrian and Russian military developments, released footage on his social media account Feb. 21of what appeared to be two T-50 PAK FA pro ... Read more

Honeywell Reshapes Portfolio

Date: February 22, 2018

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Thanks to nimble management, Honeywell has maintained a well-diversified portfolio that enables it to mitigate risks and it has not shied away from refining its operations, acquiring some businesses and divesting others. This yea ... Read more

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How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

By: Alwyn Scott
Date: 02/22/2018

Older gas-fired plants often cannot compete with wind and solar, especially when governments provide subsidies, said Stuart Slade, director of consulting at market research firm Forecast International. “There are a lot of single-cycle gas plants being mothballed,” Slade said. Alstom inflicted other blows: ... .... Read more

Air Force Budget Would Eliminate JSTARS Recap, Boost R&D Spending

By: Vivienne Machi
Date: 02/12/2018

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request keeps most procurement efforts on track, but deals a potential setback to industry by cutting a major acquisition program. The spending blueprint, released Feb. 12, would scrap the forthcoming joint surveillance target attack radar system, or JSTARS, recapitalization program. As an alternative, the Air Force wants to modernize several existing aircraft and keep the current E-8C JSTARS platforms operational through the mid-2020s “as we develop and transition to an advanced battle management system,” according to budget documents. .... Read more

SpaceX Successfully Launched Its Falcon Heavy Rocket, Sent A Car To Space And Landed Boosters

By: Alex Knapp
Date: 02/06/2018

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, carrying its payload of a cherry Tesla Roadster into space and successfully landing its boosters. The successful launch is "great news for SpaceX," says Bill Ostrove, an aerospace analyst at Forecast International. "The company has dedicated almost seven years to its development. Integrating the three cores turned out to be more difficult than the company originally expected, so a successful launch will be the culmination of a massive effort by SpaceX engineers." .... Read more

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: What happens if it fails?

By: Jackie Wattles
Date: 02/04/2018

On Tuesday, SpaceX will attempt to send its highly anticipated new rocket into orbit. There's a "good chance" it won't make it. At least, that's how Elon Musk -- the founder and CEO of the space start up -- put it when asked about the rocket, called Falcon Heavy, at a conference last year. "Real good chance that vehicle does not make it to orbit," was his uncharacteristically pessimistic response. .... Read more


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