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Senior Industry Analyst

Frost & Sullivan
7550 West Interstate 10 Suite 400
San Antonio, Texas 78229
United States

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Employment History

  • Aerospace and Defense Senior Industry Analyst
    Frost & Sullivan
  • Chairman
    9th Annual Unmanned Aerial Systems
43 Total References
Web References
"The acquisition of Skybox ..., 10 June 2014 [cached]
"The acquisition of Skybox doesn't do a whole lot for providing connectivity," says Michael Blades, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan.
"Despite recent fiscal constraint and ..., 14 Nov 2013 [cached]
"Despite recent fiscal constraint and budgetary uncertainly, training and simulation is one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving markets witnessing dramatic growth over the past decade and continues as a large growth sector in the global Aerospace and Defense industry," said Frost & Sullivan Aerospace and Defense Senior Industry Analyst Michael Blades. "Training and simulation is vital to education and military readiness, especially in light of reduced budgets. Those even remotely invested in the market need crucial insight to insure they acquire and incorporate the necessary technologies into their operational framework that are essential for success."
To evaluate the state of the industry, Blades participates in Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)2013 (, taking place Dec. 2-5, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. His presentation, "Current Department of Defense Training & Simulation Trends and Analysis," is on day three of the event during the Innovation Showcase and will provide a comprehensive analysis of the Department of Defense training and simulation market, highlighting vital trends and the future of the industry.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Jan. 21, 2013 ..., 21 Jan 2013 [cached]
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Jan. 21, 2013 -- Frost & Sullivan's Senior Industry Analyst Michael Blades in the Aerospace & Defense practice will serve as chairman of the 9th Annual Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summit held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, in Arlington, VA on January 28-30, 2013.
"The UAS training market is a significant growth market and will continue to grow rapidly as UASs are adopted by more and more non-DoD government agencies and integrated into the National Airspace System," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Michael Blades.
"It's definitely a big deal," said ..., 30 Dec 2013 [cached]
"It's definitely a big deal," said Michael Blades, an aerospace and defense industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan, a San Antonio-based research and consulting firm. "To be honest with you, I did not have Texas in the top six.
"Economically speaking, it's big deal," he added, because the test sites will become a hub for businesses that will support the industry.
"They have to have the test sites because they have to have an area to train," Blades said. "It's equivalent to taking your driver's education (class) and going down to the DMV and getting tested by a certified person to get your driver's license."
He added: "Everybody is going to have to be certified to fly these things."
Facebook's acquisition of ..., 6 Mar 2014 [cached]
Facebook's acquisition of Titan Aerospace could open up new possibilities for the communications industry, said Michael Blades, a senior analyst at Frost & Sullivan Aerospace and Defense, a research and consulting firm based in Mountain View, Calif.
"If Facebook is able to provide substantial amounts of bandwidth via high altitude [drones], then it follows that other companies will use the same methods for other forms of digital communications: cellphones, television programming, etc.," Blades said in a statement.
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