Mattis Budget Guidance Spans Multiple Budget Cycles, Calls for FY17 Growth

 by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released a memo on January 31 providing initial guidance for strengthening the armed forces through an FY17 budget amendment, …

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Top 200 U.S. Government Contractors FY2015

by Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. The following is a list of the Top 200 U.S. Government Contractors in fiscal year 2015 ranked by the total …

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Canadian Defense Budget Resorts to Old Tricks Amidst Acquisition Delays

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Canada’s new Liberal government released its first defense budget in March, and the spending plan portends a continued struggle for the military’s troubled acquisition …

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Defense Secretary Carter Previews FY17 Budget

by Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered a preview of the Pentagon’s FY17 budget request on February 2, but offered relatively few concrete …

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Alcoa to Split Soon, Intensifying Focus on Aerospace

By Richard Pettibone, Aerospace & Defense Companies Analyst, Forecast International. Alcoa’s strategy of expanding its operations in downstream markets has reached its zenith with the announcement that the company will …

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Canada Refutes Media Claims About Future Surface Combatant

By Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Canadian Department of National Defence has responded to media claims that the future Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program is in trouble, …

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Canada’s Supply Ship Problem

By Shaun McDougall, Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. The Royal Canadian Navy recently hired a barge to transport fuel into the Arctic for two of its maritime coastal defense vessels …

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Canada’s Effort to Boost Defense Spending May Be Too Little, Too Late

by Shaun McDougall, International Military Markets Analyst, Forecast International. Ottawa has announced a plan to provide the military with sustained annual budget growth of three percent beginning in 2017, providing …

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