Airbus and Boeing Report Third Quarter 2021 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:22:25 +0000 EST

Mostly Smaller Orders in Q3 – Dreamliner Deliveries Still Halted as 737 MAX China Ban Nearing End by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus delivered 85 and …

Crisis in Western Africa: The Rise of Coups
Posted on Tue, 12 Oct 2021 10:30:38 +0000 EST

by Nicholas Dawson, Forecast International. The countries in West Africa have serious issues to contend with. Not only do the people have to live in fear of terror attacks, hostage …

European Council President Calls for Greater Strategic Autonomy; Declares 2022 “Year of European Defense”
Posted on Tue, 05 Oct 2021 10:39:26 +0000 EST

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. In a speech on October 2, European Council President Charles Michel declared that “2022 will be the year of European defense,” indicating that …

Senate Panel Adds $16 Billion for Acquisition Programs
Posted on Thu, 30 Sep 2021 07:30:35 +0000 EST

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The Senate Armed Services Committee filed its version of the FY22 defense authorization bill last week, providing additional insight into the details of the $25 billion defense boost recommended by …

The Lebanese Economic Crisis: How It Happened; the Challenges that Lie Ahead
Posted on Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:37:18 +0000 EST

by Nicholas Dawson, Forecast International. Lebanon is experiencing one of the worst economic collapses in recent history. The currency has lost more than 90 percent of its value; an estimated …

At Long Last: Airbus Awarded C-295 Contract
Posted on Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:39:16 +0000 EST

Two weeks after being cleared by the Indian government’s Cabinet Committee on Security, a $2.5 billion contract was finally awarded to Airbus Defense & Space for the order of 56 …

Australia’s Surprise Decision and the Dynamics of the World Submarine Market
Posted on Mon, 20 Sep 2021 13:15:18 +0000 EST

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  Australia’s cancellation of its contract with France’s Naval Group for 12 Shortfin Barracuda class submarines (the Shortfin being a conventionally powered variant of the nuclear-powered Barracuda) in favor of …

An Analysis of the Government Proposed for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Posted on Mon, 20 Sep 2021 10:20:59 +0000 EST

by Nicholas Dawson, Forecast International. August 15, 2021, is the day that brought the war in Afghanistan full circle. As the American troops were steadily preparing to leave, the Taliban …

The Fallout from Australia’s Submarine Decision and Other Ramifications of the AUKUS Pact
Posted on Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:55:42 +0000 EST

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The decision by Australia to scrap its $66 billion deal to purchase French-designed submarines in favor of a nuclear-powered option enveloped within a broader three-nation security pact with the U.S. …

Going Nuclear: Australia Joins U.S.-U.K. for Future Submarine Solution
Posted on Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:39:24 +0000 EST

In a surprise move, Australia has opted to cancel its plans for 12 French-designed conventional submarines and instead utilize American and British nuclear-powered technology for its future fleet as part …