EU Taking Steps to Bring Harmony to Its Discordant Defense Market

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

After years of talk with little to show for it, the governments of Europe are finally moving forward with long-held cooperative defense ambitions through the auspices of the European Union. The announcement by the EU on June 7 of a European Defense Industrial Program co-financed by members to the tune of EUR500-EUR590 million annually through 2020, thereafter growing to EUR1-EUR1.5 billion annually, marks the launch of an effort to bring commonality and unity to an otherwise fragmented market. Continue reading

RUAG Expands into Cybersecurity

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

Not content to remain idle, RUAG has expanded the scope of its defense operations with a new focus on cybersecurity.

Over the past year, the company has initiated a strategy that will rapidly expand its presence in the growing cybersecurity market.  As part of this effort, RUAG established a dedicated Cyber Security business unit and plans to invest “multiple millions of Swiss francs over the next few years.” Continue reading

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

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

Brexit podcast

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

Brexit podcast

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

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

Prioritization of Defense in Europe Depends upon Geography

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

European_flag_in_Karlskrona_2011As the crisis in Ukraine unfolded in 2014, risk perceptions stirred across the European continent. Defense policy reassessments skewed depending on geography, but across Europe, there was a sense of renewed threat emanating from Russia.

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