Defense Budgets: Where They’re Going Up or Down

By Craig Caffrey Dec 18, 2020
When the world experiences a major economic slowdown, and we should expect similar pressures following the COVID-19-induced global recession
Defense and Space

Aerospace & Defense 2021: An Introduction

By Graham Warwick Dec 18, 2020
Thinking ahead: What we can expect in the major aerospace and defense sectors.
Aerospace

An Appreciation: Aviation Legend Chuck Yeager

Dec 18, 2020
His path defined an era of singular achievement driven by skill, courage and a bit of luck.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Opinion: Settle In For Decades Of Resistance To China

By Bradley Perrett Dec 18, 2020
With self assurance and an us-vs.-them view of international relations, the Asian giant will not improve its behavior.
Defense and Space

Sanctions Could Stimulate Rather Than Slow Turkish Defense Capability

By Tony Osborne Dec 18, 2020
Sanctions against Turkey’s SSB could taint the country’s future defense exports and stimulate it toward greater self-sufficiency.
Defense and Space

Defense Systems Data Center, 2021-25

By Graham Warwick Dec 18, 2020
Forecasts, snapshots and aircraft to watch.
Defense and Space

Markets, Politics Transform Israel’s Defense Outlook

By Steve Trimble Dec 18, 2020
Industrial and regional changes open vast new opportunities for Israel’s defense sector.
Defense and Space

Iran Isolated As Israel, Arab States Plan Cooperation

By Tony Osborne Dec 18, 2020
How regional defense plans are changing in the Middle East as Israel and Arab states work to isolate Iran.
Defense and Space

Defense Investments Mask Possible Brexit Impact On UK Security

By Tony Osborne Dec 17, 2020
The UK is adding billions to its defense budget, but spending plans are in flux until the Integrated Review reports.
Defense and Space

France Proceeds With Defense Budget Growth

By Thierry Dubois Dec 17, 2020
France will spend an extra €1.7 billion ($2 billion) this year, but uncertainties lie ahead, linked to the pending sale of used Rafales.
Defense and Space

Eastern Europe’s Defense Modernization Gathers Speed

By Tony Osborne Dec 17, 2020
The specter of a renewed threat from Russia prompts Eastern European countries to raise their defense game.
Defense and Space

FCAS Nations Urged To Maintain Momentum

By Tony Osborne Dec 17, 2020
Initial phases of FCAS may cost €8 billion but could bring combat cloud technology to the frontline by 2030.
Defense and Space

Incoming U.S. Administration Strikes New Tone, Confronts Old Problems

By Steve Trimble Dec 16, 2020
Beyond COVID-19, the new leadership team at the Pentagon will inherit a huge modernization agenda.
Defense and Space

The Bright Spots For Aerospace In 2020

Dec 16, 2020
Despite the pandemic, the industry continued to make progress in sustainability, space, aviation safety and more.
Aerospace

U.S. Military Pushes Autonomous Combat System Into Flight

By Steve Trimble Dec 16, 2020
A decade of research and simulation is transitioning into a flight test series of autonomous aircraft projects in 2021.
Defense and Space

Australia Spending Beats Target, Will Keep Rising

By Bradley Perrett Dec 16, 2020
The defense budget is likely to reach 2.4% of GDP within two years. Slow naval programs will consume much of the money.
Defense and Space

India Focuses On China Challenge

Saurabh Joshi Dec 16, 2020
Pinched by COVID-related economic woes, New Delhi is still prepared to buy what it needs to counter border threats in Ladakh.
Defense and Space

Russia Ends Large-Scale Rearmament Era

By Maxim Pyadushkin Dec 16, 2020
While Russia’s defense budget is likely to flatten, Putin will maintain his focus on the nation’s strategic forces.
Defense and Space

Berlin Laying Foundation For Stronger German Defense

By Tony Osborne Dec 16, 2020
German defense budget is increasing to meet modernization needs, but hurdles to progress remain.
Defense and Space

Chinese Defense Growth Should Slow With GDP

By Bradley Perrett Dec 15, 2020
If the relationship between China’s defense spending and GDP holds, growth in allocations will trend downward in the coming decade.
Defense and Space

Requested Japanese Budget Would Extend Upward Trend

Dec 15, 2020
Although the ministry has requested a 3.3% rise, something closer to the 1.5% average of the past eight years is more likely to happen.
Defense and Space

South Korean Spending On Aircraft Slows

By Kim Minseok Dec 15, 2020
All four RQ-4s have been delivered and all 40 F-35As will be in 2021. So the 2021 acquisition budget is not rising much.
Defense and Space

SpaceX Rolling Out Satellite Broadband Service

By Irene Klotz Dec 14, 2020
Public trials of SpaceX satellite broadband service are underway.
Defense and Space

Brazilian Aerospace Set For Landmark Year

By Steve Trimble Dec 14, 2020
A crop of developmental projects are set to come to fruition over the next 12 months as new projects enter the design phase.
Defense and Space

Commercial Human Spaceflight Poised For Pivotal Year

By Irene Klotz Dec 14, 2020
U.S. back in human spaceflight business.
Defense and Space