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Richard Pettibone

Manager, Information Services Group, Forecast International

Richard Pettibone is Manager, Information Services Group, at Forecast International. He edits Defense & Security Monitor, covering defense systems and international issues, and Flight Plan, which focuses on commercial aviation and space systems. For over 30 years, Richard has authored the Defense & Aerospace Companies, Volume I (North America) and Volume II (International) services.

Germany's Rheinmetall Expands into Space with Focus on Tactical Intel

Company Sets Sights on Tactical Recon, Invests in SAR Satellite Operator ICEYE


EIB backs Polish defense with EUR300 million for Earth observation satellites

Airbus Defence and Space will produce two S950 Optical satellites for launch in 2028


BAE Systems buys Ball Aerospace for $5.5 billion, expanding defense and space capabilities

Ball Aerospace becomes the new Space & Mission Systems business of BAE Systems, Inc.