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News Briefs

09 December 2020

Space Launch System

Author: Marco A. Cáceres, Drawn From: World Space Systems Briefing

The SLS program, which began in 2010, is several years behind schedule and by 2021 the cost of developing the rocket will reach close to $19 billion. NASA had expected final cost of the rocket to total just over $17 billion.

04 November 2020

Civil and Commercial UAS Market Outlook: Part 2

Author: Philip Finnegan, Drawn From: 2020/2021 World Civil Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Profile & Forecast

Source: Teal Group

Consumer UAS will continue to grow but its most explosive growth is behind it. It is a much more mature market that has lost some of its novelty and technological innovations that will attract buyers are becoming fewer. Still, the market will continue to expand for several more years thanks to new technological developments and a wider range of product offerings. Moreover, there promises to be considerable crossover between the consumer and the commercial UAS markets. Some consumer drones are used for low-end commercial tasks such as real estate.

24 September 2020

Mobile Air Defense and Counter-Fire Radar Systems

Author: Dr. David L. Rockwell, Drawn From: Military Electronics Briefing

Lockheed Martin’s AN/FPS-117(V) is a fixed-site version of the tactical AN/TPS-59 air defense surveillance radar. The FPS-117 is deployed mostly in long-range national air defense networks. The AN/TPS-117 and TPS-B34 are transportable air defense radars developed from the FPS-117 and TPS-59, for international sale. In 2001, Lockheed Martin announced it was renaming the TPS-117 as the TPS-77 for international sales.

22 July 2020

USAF F-16s now to Remain “Relevant” thru 2048+… with $9 Billion EW Upgrade

Author: Dr. David L. Rockwell, Drawn From: Military Electronics Briefing

In January 2019, a new US Air Force commercial/defense consortium-led “prototyping” program was announced with the goal of deciding how to upgrade or replace hundreds of legacy Raytheon AN/ALQ-184 and Northrop Grumman AN/ALQ-131 ECM (Electronic Countermeasures) pods and other systems aboard USAF F-16s.

Though once expected to be totally replaced by the Lockheed Martin F-35, by 2018 the Air Force planned to keep the single-engined F-16 fleet flying, upgraded, and “relevant” up to 2048. The EW “prototype” program could ultimately lead to a fleet-wide electronic warfare upgrade for more than 900 USAF F-16s – worth as much as $9 billion.

02 December 2020

Airbus/Kawasaki BK.117/H145/UH-72

Author: Richard L. Aboulafia, Drawn From: World Military & Civil Aircraft Briefing

The BK.117/145 is a successful joint venture that continues to sell very well for several civil applications.  It has a particularly strong EMS presence — just over half of the demand base. Production had been running at a low level — Eurocopter and Kawasaki combined had been building less than one per month until 2007 — but with the 145/C-2 the program has shown signs of a revival. More importantly, it has become one of the lucky platforms to win the great DoD lottery. First, Eurocopter’s decision to develop the C-2/EC 145 version was rewarded by a French Interior Ministry order for 32, the biggest single BK.117 order ever.

30 October 2020

Civil and Commercial UAS Market Outlook: Part 1

Author: Philip Finnegan, Drawn From: 2020/2021 World Civil Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Profile & Forecast

Source: Northrop Grumman Website

The civil government and commercial drone markets are growing rapidly as UAS proves its worth across several different fields.

The United States and Europe are forging ahead with costly new deployments of UAS to protect their borders. China is reshaping the agricultural market with the rapid spread of subsidized UAS technology for spraying and imaging. Traditional aerospace and defense firms are competing to develop new solar-powered systems to provide low-cost internet. Test programs are operating around the world intended to integrate delivery drones into airspace.

03 August 2020

Satellite Market Continues Expansion

Author: Marco A. Cáceres, Drawn From: World Space Systems Briefing

There is no slowdown in the number of new satellite systems being announced and developed. Just learned of one called PredaSAR, which is being billed as the world’s largest constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites, with an initial 48 satellites planned.

07 July 2020

Regional Aircraft Market

Author: Richard L. Aboulafia, Drawn From: World Military & Civil Aircraft Briefing

The regional airliner market de­clined 5.1% by value last year. Much of this weakness was due to the tran­sition between Embraer’s E-Jet E-1 Series and the E-2, which first ar­rived last year. But there are several secular trends that are also damaging this segment, with a -5.2% com­pound annual growth rate (CAGR) in 2014-2018 and a -3.1% CAGR in 2008-2014.

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