Budgetary Pressures Induce Indian Navy Rethink
Posted on Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:54:01 +0000 EST

Confronting an unfavorable fiscal picture unlikely to change in the short term, the Indian Navy is shrinking its procurement ambitions as it re-scopes future force goals. According to senior officials …

Continuing Growth Expected in Global Defense Market
Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:00:22 +0000 EST

  As 2018 turned to 2019, growth in the global defense environment moderated slightly, according to a new white paper from Forecast International. The Global Defense Spending Annual Snapshot produced …

Iraq Examining Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese SAM Systems
Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:44:56 +0000 EST

Iraq will send military delegations to Russia, Ukraine, and China to discuss the potential purchase of air-defense weapons, an Iraqi lawmaker has said. On January 20, 2020, Badr al-Ziyadi, who …

Airbus and Boeing Report December and Full-Year 2019 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0000 EST

Airbus Celebrates Strong Year as 737 MAX Weighs Heavily on Boeing’s Performance by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus delivered 35 and 138 commercial jets in …

U.S. Army Pulls Plug on Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle
Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:38:16 +0000 EST

infantry fighting vehicle near the mountains
The U.S. Army has canceled its solicitation for an optionally manned fighting vehicle (OMFV) to replace the Bradley after only one company submitted a bid.  The service was pursuing the …

Keel-Laying Ceremony Held for First Canadian Joint Support Ship
Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:26:56 +0000 EST

supply ship infographic
A keel-laying ceremony was held January 16 for the first of two Canadian Joint Support Ships being built at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards.  The ships are being built using modular construction …

Israel Establishing Second F-35 Squadron
Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:05:38 +0000 EST

The Israeli Air Force is inaugurating its second F-35 squadron. On January 15, 2020, IsraelDefense reported that the Israeli Air Force is expected to hold a ceremony at Nevatim air …

Sikorsky Military Outlook Solid, Commercial Outlook Mixed
Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:54:54 +0000 EST

By Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Sikorsky is one of the dominant manufacturers on the military side of the rotorcraft market, but only has a relatively small slice of …

U.S. Could Cut Iraqi Military Assistance
Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:20:08 +0000 EST

The United States could cut military assistance to Iraq if it moves to oust American troops. The Wall Street Journal reported on January 14 that the Trump administration may move …

RUAG Splits Into Two Separate Aerospace and Defense Firms
Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:44:24 +0000 EST

RUAG is capping off a dramatic change that has split the company into two independent firms, one focused on supporting the Swiss military and the other on commercial aerospace. On …