International Air Forces Relying on F-5 Fleets to Maintain Battle Readiness
Posted on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:56:34 +0000 EST

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. The past year has seen a significant surge worldwide to upgrade legacy fighters. Despite a rapidly aging worldwide fleet with an average of more than 50 years in service, international … Continue reading

Top Eight Countries Dominate Defense Spending in Latin America
Posted on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:22:48 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Defense spending in Latin America will remain strong between 2017 and 2021. While allocations will not be as high as in other regions, economies are expected to slowly improve after years … Continue reading

China Unveils 2017 Defense Budget Target
Posted on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:20:40 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. China has announced its latest military spending earmark for fiscal year 2017 with a topline figure of CNY1.044 trillion ($151 billion). This amounts to about 9.4 percent more in nominal spending … Continue reading

Ex-Alenia Boss Looks to Aero Vodochody Trainer Resurgence
Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:03:41 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. With new management at the helm, Aero Vodochody is looking back to its future.  Under the guidance of new CEO Giuseppe Giordo, formerly of Leonardo (née Alenia Aermacchi), Aero Vodochody … Continue reading

Taiwanese Navy Pushes the Throttle on Indigenous Shipbuilding with LHD Plan
Posted on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:22:33 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Taiwanese Navy has revealed its plans for a proposed helicopter-carrying, amphibious landing helicopter dock (LHD) warship that aligns with the indigenous defense industry buildup approach being pursued by the administration … Continue reading

Airbus’ Order Drought Continues as Boeing Rolls Out 787-10 Dreamliner
Posted on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:46:25 +0000 EST

Airbus, Boeing Report February 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 51 and 49 commercial jets in February 2017, respectively, compared to 56 and 46 during the same month last year. … Continue reading

Western Sanctions Impact Russian Frigate Sale to India
Posted on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:48:35 +0000 EST

by Derek Bisaccio, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Russia is moving forward with export plans for two of its Admiral Grigorovich class frigates (Project 11356M). Under an agreement inked last year, Moscow will export the Admiral Butakov and Admiral Istomin  to India, … Continue reading

Higher Defense Budgets Likely to Give Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market a Lift
Posted on Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:44:35 +0000 EST

by Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International. Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System 3.1 indicates that a total of 6,175  medium/heavy military rotorcraft will be produced during the 15-year period from 2017 through 2031.  The value of this production is … Continue reading

U.S. Defense Electronics Market to Top $135B in Next 10 Years
Posted on Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:48:04 +0000 EST

By Richard Sterk, Defense Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. America’s political landscape experienced a tectonic shift with the November 8, 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.  Add to that phenomenon the Republican capture of a monopoly … Continue reading

Reaction to White House Budget Plan Highlights a Divided Congress
Posted on Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:28:57 +0000 EST

 by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The White House has issued initial budget guidance to federal agencies for the 2018 fiscal year, calling for an increase in defense spending that will be offset by an equal reduction for non-defense discretionary … Continue reading