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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

Platinum Demo
The Platinum Forecast System is the premier aerospace, defense, power systems and electronics 15-year market forecasting tool.

Lockheed Martin’s LRDR Selected for Japanese AEGIS Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense Sites

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On July 30, the Japanese Ministry of Defense announced that it had decided to procure Lockheed Martin’s radar over rival Raytheon’s to equip two AEGIS Ashore installations. AEGIS Ashore is a U.S. military … Continue reading

Trump Administration Moves Space Force Plans Forward

Monday, August 13, 2018

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. With a speech by Vice President Mike Pence, along with an interim report issued by the Pentagon, the U.S. government has begun laying out its plan to create a Space Force as a … Continue reading

Thales Gains Back Market Share with New Radio Contract

Thursday, August 9, 2018

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Thales has been awarded a $37 million contract from the U.S. Army to equip the new rapidly deployable security force assistance brigades (SFABs) with the PRC-148C Improved Multiband Inter-Intra Team Radio (IMBITR), … Continue reading

Microturbines: Back to Normalcy?

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International. Electricity has long been produced by large plants that distribute power over vast distances. But a small but significant trend has emerged whereby end-users are looking at other, smaller options.  Distributed generation is a … Continue reading

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U.S. Air Force Awards Hypersonic Weapon Contract as Pentagon Continues Broader Development Efforts

Date: August 14, 2018

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WASHINGTON -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract worth up to $480 million for the Air Force's Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW, pronounced "Arrow"), one of the service's ongoing hypersonic weapon development efforts. The contract is for ... Read more

Sweden Signs Agreement with U.S. government for Patriot Air and Missile Defense System

Date: August 10, 2018

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STOCKHOLM -- The government of Sweden signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. Army. The agreement, formally referred to as a Letter of Offer and Acceptance, paves the way for Sweden's Patriot f ... Read more

Bastille Day Security Enhanced by MQ-9 Reaper

Date: August 7, 2018

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SAN DIEGO -- The French Air Force operated two of its MQ-9 Reaper simultaneously in support of France's Bastille Day events, one over Paris and the second over Cognac, on July 14. The "French Reapers," Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) built by Genera ... Read more

Saab Receives Order for Self-Protection Systems for Dhruv Helicopter

Date: August 8, 2018

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STOCKHOLM -- Saab has received a follow-on order from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) for its Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS-2) self-protection system for the Indian Army's Dhruv helicopter. The order amounts to approximately SEK350 million. ... Read more

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Farnborough show generates most plane orders since Paris ’13, industry analyst says

By: Howard French
Date: 07/21/2018

England’s Farnborough Air Show, which wraps up on Sunday, by and large has been a good one for East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney, which has landed hundreds of millions of dollars in new orders for its geared turbofan engine. It has been even more productive than many analysts had predicted for the major aircraft manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus, both of which ended up receiving “an impressive number of orders,” Ray Jaworowski, senior aerospace analyst with Newtown-based Forecast International, said. As of Friday, orders, memoranda of understandings and other commitments to buy aircraft totaled more than 1,400, Jaworowski said. That’s more than at the 2017 Paris Air Show and the 2016 Farnborough show, he said. .... Read more

Space Force Calls On Boeing To Construct The Phantom Express

By: Alex Lemieux
Date: 07/21/2018

Although “Space Force” was announced just a few weeks ago, the Department of Defense is already working on an aircraft, shall we say spacecraft, with a test flight set for 2021. Unfortunately, it is not an X-Wing, or the Starship Enterprise, or the Dreadnought Tempest. But, it still has a cool name – the Phantom Express. The project spearheaded by a Pentagon research agency and aerospace giant Boeing seeks to construct a reusable spacecraft that has the ability to launch small satellites 10 times in 10 days, according to the LA Times. Moreover, the craft will be utilizing the same type of reusable system as Elon Musk’s Space X, with the vehicle being returned to Earth for further use. Scott Wierzbanowski, an experimental space plane program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has explained the concept as a “launch on demand” service. The plan is to take smaller satellites to a specific orbit when they need to, rather than piggybacking onto other scheduled launches of more prioritized payloads – even those in foreign countries. .... Read more

Mark Cuban-Backed Relativity Space Aims To Build 3D-Printed Rockets

By: Alex Knapp
Date: 07/17/2018

It was 2015 when Tim Ellis and Jordan Noone were working on 3D-printing processes at Blue Origin and SpaceX, respectively. During that time they both realized that a fully 3D-printed rocket was inevitable - and designing one from the ground up could make rockets cheaper and easier to build. Their only problem? They were two 20-something engineers with no network and no access to capital. So they did what a lot of entrepreneurs do when they want cash - they went looking for billionaire Mark Cuban. But they decided to skip the process of going on Shark Tank. "I'm from Texas, so I thought, 'let’s just email Mark Cuban,'" said Ellis. "I guessed what his email could be, and sent an email with the subject: 'Space Is Sexy - 3D Print A Rocket.'" .... Read more

Conn. companies head to air show

By: Howard French
Date: 07/13/2018

Connecticut aerospace companies — from some of the smallest subcontractors to industry giants such as Pratt & Whitney — will be looking for business next week at the Farnborough International Airshow in England. The show, which runs from July 16-22, typically features announcements of major aircraft orders from the likes of Boeing and Airbus — and the engine orders that accompany them. East Hartford-based Pratt jumped into the spotlight ahead of the show with a deal announced this week to supply more than 170 of its geared turbofan engines for JetBlue’s order for 85 Airbus planes. The order should be worth nearly $1 billion to Pratt overall, minus any discounts. .... Read more


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