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Data Stories: NATO Defense Spending

By Aaron Lin, Senior Market Analyst US President Donald Trump’s recent statements about NATO’s defense spending re-ignited debate over how much money NATO member states should be spending on defense. While having a member state spend 2% of their GDP on defense has been the stated goal since 2010, Trump went further last week by saying …

Data Stories: Spotlight Shifts to IFVs (Part 2)

By Ben Goodlad, Analysis Manager Based on data taken from Avascent Analytics Inventory Forecast, which provides platform inventory data from 2012 to 2028 for 61 countries globally, Analysis Manager Ben Goodlad examines changes in the Armoured Personnel Carrier and Infantry Fighting Vehicle inventories for 24 countries in Europe. To read Part 1 of this Data Story …

Data Stories: European Wheeled APCs on the Rise (Part 1)

By Ben Goodlad, Analysis Manager Based on data taken from Avascent Analytics Inventory Forecast, which provides platform inventory data from 2012 to 2028 for 61 countries globally, Analysis Manager Ben Goodlad examines changes in the Armoured Personnel Carrier and Infantry Fighting Vehicle inventories for 24 countries in Europe. Europe’s armoured vehicle inventories are undergoing a significant change …

Data Stories: India’s Defense Market Becomes More Competitive as New Delhi Promotes Local Firms

By Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst India’s defense market—the fifth-largest in the world at over $53 billion—is also one of the most competitive. Local firms currently account for one-third of Indian defense procurement. Supported by the government’s “Make in India” initiative, the indigenous share of defense investment is set to grow over the next five …

Data Stories: The Future of Small Launchers

By David Belcher, Analysis Manager To date, small launchers (defined by Avascent as rockets with a payload capacity of less than 2,500 kg to orbit) have played a niche role in the global satellite launch market. However, in recent years, dozens of companies have announced plans to develop small launch vehicles that will cater to …

Data Stories: Regional Ka- and Ku-Band Supply Growth

Regional Ka- and Ku-Band Supply Growth (2010-2018) By David Belcher, Analysis Manager Globally, bandwidth prices have fallen as the supply of available bandwidth has increased significantly. For example, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the supply of GEO Ka-Band (Mhz) increased over 27% between 2014 and 2017. Ka-band uses higher frequencies to generate much higher throughput availability than …

Data Stories: Global Satellite Optical Payloads

By David Belcher, Analysis Manager Globally, satellite optical payload manufacturing revenue has increased 136%, from a nearly $1.6B market in 2010 to $3.7B in 2017*. Avascent projects that revenues in this market could grow by another 23% next year, driven predominantly by spending from government operators on Medium, Large, and Heavy satellites. If the global …

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