Norwegian Frigate a Total Loss?
Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:03:07 +0000 EST

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
Posted on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:25:40 +0000 EST

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
Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:25:59 +0000 EST

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

An Overview of the U.S. Commercial Aircraft Fleet
Posted on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:00:10 +0000 EST

Recent U.S. DoT Data Reveals Fleet of 7,309 Aircraft Flying as of Year-End 2017 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its annual Schedule B-43 Inventory database, which contains all commercial aircraft … Continue reading

Sierra Nevada to Modify Two King Air 350 ISR/SAR Platforms for Saudi Arabia
Posted on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000 EST

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Defense Department reports that Saudi Arabia has ordered the modification of two Beechcraft King Air 350 planes to fulfill an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance role through a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) … Continue reading

U.S. Navy Seeks Nearly $4 Billion for SEWIP, Set to Provide Key Components of the LCS
Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:00:22 +0000 EST

by Andrew Dardine, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Under the massive Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), the U.S. Navy is enhancing the capability of its SLQ-32 electronic warfare system to provide early detection, analysis, and warning of – and … Continue reading

Type 26 Frigate – Emerging From the Shadows
Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:44:43 +0000 EST

by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval & Marine Power Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The decision by Canada to select the BAE Systems/Lockheed Martin bid for the Canadian Patrol frigate replacement has sent shock-waves through the naval community. Taken in combination with … Continue reading

Jair Bolsonaro Will Be Brazil’s Next President
Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:26:39 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Brazilian right-wing congressman Jair Bolsonaro has won a runoff election to become Brazil’s next president. Bolsonaro defeated opponent Fernando Haddad with 55.1 percent of the vote. The two men, on opposite sides of … Continue reading

NATO Military Mobility in Europe Remains Key Focus of Alliance
Posted on Mon, 29 Oct 2018 07:00:28 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. With deterrence against a Russian incursion along its Baltic flank a paramount strategic concern of NATO, military mobility has emerged as a key Alliance focus over the past several years. Issues … Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – The Khashoggi Murder and its Effects on Saudi-U.S.-Turkey Relations
Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:07:24 +0000 EST

 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 Forecast … Continue reading