Avascent’s recent white paper by Jon Barney, Jim Tinsley, Kelleigh Bilms, and August Cole, America First? US Defense Exports in the Trump Era, outlined a two-pronged strategy for defense firms looking to capture opportunity and mitigate risk in the face of significant uncertainty regarding U.S. A&D export opportunities. The white paper received coverage from Inside Defense noting that it recommended U.S. defense contractors to consider how “emerging security cooperation shifts” could affect their programs. Meanwhile, Executive Biz noted the paper said U.S. defense companies should assess their business portfolios worldwide and encourage President Donald Trump and Defense Department leaders to build up their advocacy for the defense sector amid shifts in the administration’s security cooperation partnerships. Defense One’s Global Business Brief noted the white paper’s warning that a slowing of foreign weapon sales would have repercussions for defense companies, considering the vast number of arms exports approved by the Obama administration, many which still haven’t been put on contract. The full articles, as well as the white paper, are available below.
Read the full Inside Defense piece: Avascent: Contractors should assess defense exports under Trump administration.
Read the full Executive Biz piece: Avascent White Paper Recommends Int’l Sales Strategies for US Defense Firms Under Trump Administration.
Read the Defense One brief: Under Trump, Arms Exports Might Slow While Mergers Rise.
Read Avascent’s white paper: America First? US Defense Exports in the Trump Era.