The First French A400M Rolls Out

01/15/2013
2013-01-15 According to an Airbus Military press release: [caption id="attachment_49893" align="alignnone" width="300"] Credit Photo: Airbus Military  [/caption] The first production A400M 21st century airlifter can be seen for the first time in the colors of an Air Force in this latest picture of the aircraft in the Airbus Military final assembly…

The Coming of an Airbus Plant to Mobile Alabama

09/18/2012
2012-09-18 by George Talbot For Mobile, Ala., the announcement on July 2, 2012 that the city would be the site of a $600 million, 1,000-worker assembly plant for Airbus aircraft seemed to prove the point that persistence pays off. The city in 2011 lost its bid to become the assembly…

The Impact of the Euro Crisis on European Space

09/02/2012
2012-09-02 by Robbin Laird and Harald Malmgren The Euro-Crisis European sovereign debt crisis is not simply a bump in historical progress; it is the end of a period of history and a critical point in European and global transition in the 21st century. The confluence of several trend lines: — the…

C-212 Arrives in Vietnam

08/30/2012
[caption id="attachment_44338" align="alignnone" width="300"] C-212 Arrives in Vietnam. Credit: Airbus Military  [/caption] Airbus Military has delivered to Vietnam the first of three C212-400 maritime patrol aircraft ordered by the Vietnam Marine Police. The aircraft, manufactured in Seville, Spain was handed over at Gia Lam (Hanoi) at the end of a…

The Euro Crisis and the Future of Europe

08/13/2012
2012-08-13 By Harald Malmgren and Robbin Laird The Euro crisis is not simply a financial dynamic. It is the end of a period of history. The confluence of several trend lines: the unification of Germany, the end of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the expansion of…

The Turkish Defense Market: Evolving Opportunities

08/09/2012
In a report from our partner ICD research, SLD readers have a chance to purchase a comprehensive overview and forecast of this important market. This report offers insights into the market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to gain a market share in the Turkish…

The Singapore Defense Market: Entry Strategies and Market Opportunities

08/06/2012
In a report from our partner ICD research, SLD readers have a chance to purchase a comprehensive overview and forecast of this important market. Singapore expected to spend US$56.5 billion on defense during the forecast period Singapore has the largest defense expenditure in the South East Asian region and, in…