Germany Readying a Split Fighter Purchase for Tornado Replacement
Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:48:28 +0000 EST

A report in the German business newspaper Handelsblatt indicates that Germany has coalesced around a plan to replace its legacy fleet of 85-93 Panavia Tornado IDS combat aircraft with a …

The International Space Station and COVID-19
Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:25:47 +0000 EST

The COVID-19 crisis has had a substantial effect on the space industry. But what of the people currently living in space? The International Space Station (ISS) has been home to …

Germany Extends Arms Embargo on Saudi Arabia
Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:02:06 +0000 EST

The German government has extended its arms embargo on Saudi Arabia. German media outlet DW reported on Monday that the German government had approved an extension of the arms embargo …

DoD Memo Calls for Defense Industrial Base to Continue Working during COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:54:38 +0000 EST

a ship being built in dry dock using a crane
At a time when much of the country’s workforce is staying home or slowing operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. officials are calling on the defense industry to stay …

Effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Middle Eastern, African (MENA), and Eurasian Military Markets.
Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:51:13 +0000 EST

For this Forecast Roundtable, host Matthew Beres sits down with Derek Bisaccio, Eurasia, Middle East and Africa Analyst, to discuss the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the military …

Spirit AeroSystems Grows Airbus Content, Bolsters Defense
Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 07:39:36 +0000 EST

A year into the Boeing 737 MAX crisis and Spirit AeroSystems is feeling some pain.  With production halted on the airframe at the beginning of 2020, the company has initiated …

Final NATO Member Ratifies North Macedonia Accession Protocol
Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 14:05:21 +0000 EST

On March 17, the Parliament of Spain ratified the accession protocol for North Macedonia’s NATO membership bid. By doing so, Spain became the 29th and final member state to approve …

Airbus and Boeing Report February 2020 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:00:12 +0000 EST

COVID-19 Emerges as Potent Threat to Air Travel and Demand for Commercial Jets by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. While it would be premature to make detailed conclusions …

Dassault Aviation Faces Uncertainty in Wake of Outbreak
Posted on Mon, 16 Mar 2020 08:00:51 +0000 EST

After a stellar 2019, COVID-19 cast global markets into a period of uncertainty as it moved across the globe in early 2020.   The impact of the virus has yet to …

UAE’s Mirages to Get Lockheed Martin Sniper Pods
Posted on Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:43:13 +0000 EST

Back on November 29, 2017,  Forecast International posted to its blog  that a deal concerning a Thales upgrade of the UAE Air Force’s Mirage 2000-9s, announced during Dubai Airshow 2017, …