By Matthew Beres, Forecast International.
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 Dan Darling, Europe Military Markets analyst; and moderator Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit and Modernization Analyst as they discuss the European Defense Environment.
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.
Click the button below to download the podcast.
00:34 – Europe has long been seen as a declining defense environment since the end of the Cold War. Is that a misconception, or have they retained an emphasis on maintaining broad military capabilities?
02:45 – Post-9-11 focus and global financial crisis
05:45 – Post Iraq/Afghanistan focus
07:45 – Economic growth and defense
10:00 – Increases in defense spending
14:15 – Beyond Russian aggression what are reasons behind increased spending?
15:15 – Varied defense priorities among member states.
The Forecast International International Military Markets series examines the military capabilities, equipment requirements, and force structures inventories of 140 countries, with corresponding coverage of the political and economic trends shaping the defense market outlook for individual countries and regions.