Forecast Roundtable – Brexit Impact on Aerospace and Defense Markets Part 2

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Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable Podcast. Forecast Roundtable brings together expert analysts, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss the latest issues in the aerospace and defense markets. Produced at the Forecast International headquarters, Forecast Roundtable offers unique and in depth insight and discussion on any range of topics from geopolitics to aerospace and defense markets. Topic suggestions are welcome.

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This episode features Dan Darling, Europe Military Markets analyst; Doug Royce, Aerospace Analyst; and Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst as we  finish our discussion on Brexit and its affect on the aerospace and defense market. Continue reading

U.S. Army’s Cyber Collaborative Research Alliance: Seeking an ‘Asymmetric Advantage’ Against Cyber Attacks

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International.

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Recognizing the need to address the growing threat of attacks on its cyber networks, the U.S. Army launched the Cyber Collaborative Research Alliance in 2013.  The alliance – comprising the Army Research Laboratory and a consortium of university partners – conducts research to advance the theoretical foundations of cyber science in the context of U.S. Army networks.  In the Army’s own words, research into cybersecurity is critical due to “the growing number and sophistication of attacks on military cyber networks coupled with the ever-increasing reliance on cyber systems to conduct the Army’s mission.”  The ultimate goal of this research is the rapid development of cyber tools that could be used to dynamically assess cyber risks, detect hostile activities on friendly networks, and support agile maneuvers in cyber space in addressing novel threats. Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – Brexit Impact on Aerospace and Defense Markets Part 1

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Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable Podcast. Forecast Roundtable brings together expert analysts, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss the latest issues in the aerospace and defense markets. Produced at the Forecast International headquarters, Forecast Roundtable offers unique and in depth insight and discussion on any range of topics from geopolitics to aerospace and defense markets. Topic suggestions are welcome.

The Forecast Roundtable is now available on iTunes! Users can find it by searching for “Forecast International Roundtable.” We invite you to subscribe to receive updates delivered straight to your listening device.

This episode features Dan Darling, Europe Military Markets analyst; Doug Royce, Aerospace Analyst; and Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst discussing the fallout of the Brexit on the aerospace and defense market Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – Brexit Part 2

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Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable Podcast. Forecast Roundtable brings together expert analysts, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss the latest issues in the aerospace and defense markets. Produced at the Forecast International headquarters, Forecast Roundtable offers unique and in depth insight and discussion on any range of topics from geopolitics to aerospace and defense markets. Topic suggestions are welcome.

This episode continues the discussion from Brexit Part 1 between Matthew W. Beres and Dan Darling Europe/Asia Military Markets Analyst for Forecast International regarding the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU. Continue reading

Smooth Sailing Ahead for Rolls-Royce MT30 Marine Engine

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems Specialist, Forecast International.

MT30 Marine Engine. Source: Rolls-Royce

MT30 Marine Engine. Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce is solidifying its position in the naval power generation market with new, state-of-the-art applications for the company’s MT30 marine engine.  The commissioning of the U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), later in the year and the Royal Navy’ s HMS Queen Elizabeth in 2017 shines a spotlight on the relatively new powerplant, as both platforms feature the MT30 as their main power generation system.  The MT30 has a bright future, with Forecast International predicting that nearly 60 units collectively worth $1.345 billion will be produced over the next 10 years. Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – Brexit Part 1

Brexit podcastWelcome to the Forecast Roundtable podcast. Each podcast features several analysts discussing various aerospace and defense-related issues.

The Brexit Part 1 episode features Matthew W. Beres and Dan Darling Europe/Asia Military Markets Analyst for Forecast International discussing the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU. Continue reading

Non-European Mortar Market: Taking European Designs In A Different Direction

by Dean Lockwood, Military Vehicles & Ordnance Analyst, Forecast International.

U.S. Army 120mm M121 (Soltam K-6) Mortar in Action Source: DoD

U.S. Army 120mm M121 (Soltam K-6) Mortar in Action
Source: DoD

Like its European counterpart, the international market for mortars remains generally static. As the large number of World War II-era weapons still in active service clearly demonstrates, the simple, robust mortar often outlasts several generations of owners and users. The wide availability of serviceable old mortars continues to hinder significant investment in new production. Continue reading

Top 200 U.S. Government Contractors FY2015

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International.

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The following is a list of the Top 200 U.S. Government Contractors in fiscal year 2015 ranked by the total amount of contract funds awarded. In FY2015, the U.S. Government awarded a total of $439.0 billion in contracts down 1.5 percent from $445.8 billion in FY2014. Of the $439 billion in total contract funds, $273.7 billion, almost 62 percent, were awarded by the Department of Defense (DoD).

Source: USASpending.gov

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‘Make in India’ Initiative Could Get a Jolt After Government Relaxes Defense FDI Requirements

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International.

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The Union government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has opted to ease foreign direct investment (FDI) requirements in India’s defense industry in a step viewed as necessary for improving the country’s defense sector, as well as groundbreaking in terms of opening the Indian economy up to the world. Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – Indian Defense Environment, Part 2

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Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable podcast. Each podcast features several analysts discussing various aerospace and defense-related issues.

This week’s podcast continues the discussion between Huma Siddiqui Senior Correspondent for New Delhi’s Financial Express and Dan Darling Europe/Asia Military Markets Analyst for Forecast International discussing India’s defense environment. Continue reading