As Tensions over Ukraine Rise, Estonian Government Pledges More Money for Defense
Posted on Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:42:15 +0000 EST

With the security environment along Europe’s eastern borders with Russia worsening, the Estonian government is planning to invest more in the country’s defense capability by adding an additional EUR380 million …

A Thought: Ukraine, Zorya-Mashproekt and All That Gas
Posted on Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:00:35 +0000 EST

Zorya-Mashproekt, a company in Ukraine that specializes in gas turbine production, has a particular connection to natural gas – particularly Russian natural gas.  Zorya manufactures gas turbines for industrial and …

Greece Receives First Batch of Rafale Fighters
Posted on Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:28:27 +0000 EST

The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) introduced its first batch of secondhand Dassault Rafale combat aircraft on January 19. Operated by its 332 Squadron, these Rafales landed at Tanagra air  base …

GovExec Acquires Forecast International
Posted on Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:31:14 +0000 EST

GovExec, the leading information services company for government leaders and contractors, today announced the acquisition of Forecast International, the premier provider of subscription-based market intelligence, forecasting, and proprietary research, as …

Philippines Set to Order 32 S-70i Black Hawk Combat Utility Helicopters
Posted on Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:53:18 +0000 EST

The Philippines is preparing to order 32 additional S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters from Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky’s Polish subsidiary, PZL Mielec. A Notice of Award (NOA) was issued to PZL …

Airbus and Boeing Report Q4 and Full-Year 2021 Commercial Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
Posted on Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:10:26 +0000 EST

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International. Boeing and Airbus delivered 99 and 187 commercial jets in the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to 59 and 225 deliveries, respectively, in …

The Yemen Civil War Moves to the Southern Provinces
Posted on Mon, 10 Jan 2022 11:00:56 +0000 EST

by Nicholas Dawson, Forecast International. The Yemen civil war has expanded south to the coastal province of Shabwa. The Houthi rebels have been engaged against the pro-Yemen government in Marib for …

L3Harris Hits Post-Merger Goals as It Tightens Operations
Posted on Fri, 07 Jan 2022 13:53:47 +0000 EST

While L3Harris Technologies has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic quite well, global supply chain issues are beginning to wear on the firm.  The company’s growth trajectory petered out somewhat in late …

Explosive Drones and Rockets Target U.S. Coalition Forces in Iraq and Syria
Posted on Thu, 06 Jan 2022 19:09:40 +0000 EST

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U.S. coalition forces saw an uptick in attacks against their facilities this week, likely due to the January 3 anniversary of a U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani …

Indonesia Drops Russian Fighter Acquisition Plans
Posted on Mon, 27 Dec 2021 15:09:54 +0000 EST

The Indonesian National Defense-Air Force (TNI-AU) has given up its quest to acquire Russian combat aircraft. Instead, the service will shift its focus to two Western alternatives, the Boeing F-15EX …