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

The Effect of 2016’s Presidential Election on Worldwide Aerospace and Defense Markets Part 2/2

By Matthew Beres, Forecast International.

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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 features Ray Jawarowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Dan Darling, Europe and Asia, Australia & Pacific Rim Analyst, Bill Ostrove, South America & Space Systems analyst, Derek Bisaccio, Middle East and Eurasia analyst, and Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit and Modernization analyst. Continue reading

With the U.S. Election in the Rear View, Is It Time to Worry in Eastern Europe?

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

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The U.S. election has been decided and, contrary to the overwhelming predictions by the establishment media and pollsters, Republican candidate Donald Trump will be the country’s next president.

The question for America’s European partners now becomes, what will happen to their relationship with the U.S. under a Trump administration?  Continue reading

The Effect of 2016’s Presidential Election on Worldwide Aerospace and Defense Markets Part 1/2

By Matthew Beres, Forecast International.

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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. 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

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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

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

Baltics Consider Pulling Together for Air Defense Needs

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

MEADS air defense system

MEADS air defense system

The defense ministers of the three Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – are publicly contemplating the procurement of an air defense system to be operated jointly. The three tiny countries currently rely upon NATO to conduct air policing over their skies, a practice that has been ongoing since their entry into the Alliance in 2004.

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