Ben Moores, M.A.

Senior Analyst – Defense and Aviation, Jane’s by IHS Markit


London, UK


Mr. Ben Moores, a senior defense and aviation analyst, covers global defense procurement, defense exports and commercial aviation. He is responsible for the military aircraft forecast in Jane's Markets Forecast of the global defense market. His expertise also includes defense electronics and mission systems, plus Oman and Middle Eastern military capability. Mr. Moores has been frequently quoted in publications and sought after for television and radio discussions on international defense procurement, defense industrial capabilities, defense exports and the commercial aviation industry. He joined IHS Markit in 2005 and helped build the first true picture of the global defense electronics industry, and in 2012, he designed and built a definitive breakdown of the global defense trade, the IHS Balance of Trade. He brings more than 20 years of experience in global defense procurement and forecasting: first as a defense analyst at the former GEC Marconi and then as a consultant working on large structured database of military procurement and defense industrial capability. Mr. Moores provided the data and strategic insight for a large US company to build a base in Europe and then provided strategic assistance on finding export markets for defence electronics. Mr. Moores holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in War Studies and a Master of Arts in Defense Analysis from Lancaster University, Lancashire, UK.