State Department Approves Sale of AH-64 Apaches to India, Plus Mission Equipment

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On June 12, the U.S. State Department approved a Foreign Military Sale to India of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The contract carries …

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Thales: Africa’s Leading Air Traffic Management Provider

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Thales remains the undisputed leader in air traffic management in Africa.  African countries are being managed by Thales’ TopSky-ATC system, which handles …

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Funding Stream Doubles for U.S. Navy Tactical Data Links Program

by Greg Giaquinto, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Navy’s need to exchange information rapidly is fueling an $800 million funding stream for tactical datalinks over the next 10 …

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Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee Cranks Up Pressure on USAF over JSTARS Recap

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Can the U.S. Congress force the Air Force into reinstating the JSTARS Recapitalization program? According to the HASC’s Tactical Air and Land Forces …

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Broadening the Appeal of a Sophisticated Missile Decoy

by Andrew Dardine, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The still-evolving, Leonardo-produced BriteCloud expendable active decoy (EAD), missile countermeasures system is on the verge of significant fighter jet application in the …

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German MoD Provides Updates on the Eurofighter Typhoon’s Captor-E AESA Radar

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. In its recent report dated March 19, the German Ministry of Defense, as part of its assessment of the Eurofighter Typhoon program, provided …

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Is Croatian Interest in Argentine Border Control Radars Real or Just Politi-Speak?

by C. Zachary Hofer, Electronic Systems Analyst, Forecast International. An official Argentine government report indicates that during her visit to the country in mid-March, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and her counterpart, Argentine …

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U.S. Cyber Command Broadens Its Missions

By Richard Sterk, Defense Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Cyber Command’s (USCYBERCOM) mission is to deter or defeat strategic threats to U.S. interests and infrastructure, provide mission assurance for …

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