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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 11.15.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Indonesia • India • South Korea • Norway • Finland/Norway • Germany/Spain • Turkey Indonesia Last week, the Indo Defence 2018 exhibition was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Several announcements regarding Indonesian procurements and development projects were made as the show progressed. Notable announcements from …

Political Report: 11/13/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Democratic House Victory Muddies Already Murky FY2020 Budget Forecast At around 9pm on Election night, as Democratic senators in Indiana and Missouri were losing their races and Democratic House victories were few and far between, a rough consensus seemed to emerge that there would not …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 11.9.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Spain/South Korea • Canada • India • Turkey Spain/South Korea In an announcement more at home in the lead-up to the NBA Trade Deadline, Spain and South Korea have been discussing the possibility of trading four to six excess Spanish A400Ms for over 50 Korean …

Political Report: 11/7/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Midterm Results Affirm Divided Country After days and weeks of feverish speculation, reams of polling data, and dozens of memes, the nation voted in the 2018 midterms yesterday and, while results for several races remained outstanding at the time of writing, largely affirmed the sharp …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 11.1.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Airbus • India • Belgium Airbus A400M contract renegotiations between Airbus and partner nations are unlikely to meet their November 30 deadline. Since January, Airbus, the European procurement agency OCCAR, and the six A400M partner nations have been reviewing the existing contract with the …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 10.25.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Canada • France • Germany • Belgium • Indonesia • Mexico Canada On October 19, the Canadian government announced that a team led by Lockheed Martin Canada and BAE Systems was the preferred bidder for the country’s multi-billion Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program. The …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 10.18.18

By Avascent Analytics team Avascent on the Record: AUSA 2018 Recap This year’s Association of the US Army conference highlighted an Army that is debating its role, priorities, and procurement strategy as it pivots from counterinsurgency operations toward conventional conflict. It also featured the Army trying to reinvigorate its industrial base through a focus on its eight …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 10.11.18

By Avascent Analytics team From the Analysis Desk: Budget Shifts and Force Restructuring Reveal That the US Army Is Ready to Change AUSA 2018, the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting took place this week in Washington, DC. Ahead of the meeting, Senior Market Analyst Hamilton Cook previewed how the Army’s recent budget announcements signal …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 10.4.18

By Avascent Analytics team Data Stories: Supplier or Buyer Beware? Lessons Learned from Collaborative European Defense Programs European defense collaborations have been on the rise since 2013, with countries looking to international partners to help develop joint capabilities and solidify alliances.  Arguably, France and Germany are at the forefront of many of these collaborative efforts and will …