2017 Was a Banner Year for the Launch Industry

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Forecast International has just released its 2017 launch vehicle year in review. The 12-page document provides a broad overview of the 90 launches …

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End of an Epoch

by Stuart Slade, Senior Naval Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Five hundred years of naval history ended in late September when the world’s last armored, gun-armed cruiser was decommissioned by the …

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Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Highlights – 8/14/17 Edition

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International. This blog post briefly highlights recent Airborne Retrofit & Modernization news.  The Retrofit and Modernization market forecast provides comprehensive coverage …

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World General Aviation Aircraft Market off to a Mixed Start as Revenues Slump

U.S. Manufacturers Delivered 311 Aircraft in Q1 2017 – up 32 from 2016 by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the first quarter …

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L3 Technologies Transformed through the Art of the Deal

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. L3 Technologies  – one of the world’s most dynamic aerospace and defense firms – is not shy about moving quickly …

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China Unveils 2017 Defense Budget Target

by Dan Darling, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. China has announced its latest military spending earmark for fiscal year 2017 with a topline figure of CNY1.044 trillion ($151 billion). …

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U.S. Political Shift Opens Door to Stronger Defense Growth

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. In a shock to pundits and pollsters, the U.S. political landscape took a dramatic shift with the election of businessman Donald Trump as president.  …

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Blue Origin Conducts Successful In-Flight Escape Test

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On October 5, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket performed an in-flight test of the capsule’s full-envelope escape system, designed to quickly propel …

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