Venezuela’s Maduro Wins Second Term in Disputed Election
Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 07:00:45 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro will serve a second term in office after winning the presidential election on May 20.  With 92 percent of voting centers reporting, Maduro has won 68 percent of the vote. … Continue reading

World General Aviation Aircraft Shipments Up 3% in First Quarter 2018
Posted on Mon, 21 May 2018 07:00:22 +0000 EST

U.S. Manufacturers Deliver 315 Aircraft in First Quarter – Up Four Units from Q1 2017 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), in the first quarter of 2018, manufacturers reported both higher deliveries … Continue reading

Merkel’s Comments Bring Germany’s Defense Budget Clash Under the Microscope
Posted on Fri, 18 May 2018 07:00:30 +0000 EST

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump on May 8 to declare that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iran nuclear deal, German … Continue reading

Airbus and Boeing Report April 2018 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 15 May 2018 12:30:53 +0000 EST

Deliveries slow as Boeing secures major American Airlines Dreamliner order by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. Boeing and Airbus delivered 44 and 51 commercial jets in April 2018, respectively, compared to 52 and 46 deliveries during the same month last … Continue reading

Funding Stream Doubles for U.S. Navy Tactical Data Links Program
Posted on Mon, 14 May 2018 07:00:31 +0000 EST

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Navy’s need to exchange information rapidly is fueling an $800 million funding stream for tactical datalinks over the next 10 years (2018-2027).  This projection from Forecast International is nearly double … Continue reading

Yahsat to Acquire Thuraya, Making Satellite Investment More Likely
Posted on Wed, 09 May 2018 07:00:44 +0000 EST

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International.   Yahsat has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Thuraya. Both companies are based in the United Arab Emirates. Yahsat primarily provides fixed satellite services (FSS), while Thuraya chiefly … Continue reading

Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee Cranks Up Pressure on USAF over JSTARS Recap
Posted on Tue, 08 May 2018 07:00:56 +0000 EST

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Can the U.S. Congress force the Air Force into reinstating the JSTARS Recapitalization program? According to the HASC’s Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee’s markup of the FY19 National Defense Authorization Bill, there … Continue reading

Latest Report Reaffirms Germany’s Lack of Military Readiness
Posted on Thu, 03 May 2018 07:00:48 +0000 EST

Eurofighter Typhoon
by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. For a country seeking to address its operational readiness issues and enhance the service availability of existing hardware, Germany faces a high hurdle in the airpower domain. Since NATO’s 2014 Wales … Continue reading

President Trump Nears Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal
Posted on Tue, 01 May 2018 07:00:26 +0000 EST

by Derek Bisaccio, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Toward the end of April, French President Emmanuel Macron made a three-day state visit to the United States to meet with his American counterpart, President Donald Trump, to discuss in particular the … Continue reading

Denel’s New Board of Directors Facing Herculean Task
Posted on Mon, 30 Apr 2018 07:00:01 +0000 EST

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Denel is currently a mess. It appears that the company may have been overzealous in some of its recent expansion efforts.  Some of its more recent moves, such as the … Continue reading