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Pakistan Looks East: Why Pakistan is Turning from Washington to Beijing for Defense Equipment

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER July 2018 By Shane Mason Download PDF: Since 2001, the US has provided military assistance to Pakistan in exchange for a supply route to American troops in Afghanistan, while benefitting from Pakistan using this assistance to procure US defense equipment. However, President Trump recently ended this practice as recompense for Pakistan giving safe-haven …

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 …

Avascent on the Record: RIAT and Farnborough Airshows Preview

RIAT and Farnborough Airshows Preview By Joe Walsh, Ian Ferguson and Ben Goodlad The Royal International Air Tattoo gets underway on Friday with the Farnborough Airshow following immediately on Monday. Ahead of these two highlights on aerospace calendars, Avascent’s London office head, Joe Walsh, sat down with Associate Ian Ferguson and Analysis Manager Ben Goodlad …

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Operational Insights at the Dawn of the Fifth-Gen Fighter Era

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER March 2018 By Steve Ganyard (Colonel, USMC, Ret.), David “Chip” Berke (LtCol, USMC, Ret.) Infographic Contributors: Hamilton Cook, Matt Vallone Download PDF: Amid all the fanfare around the arrival of fifth-generation fighters in US and allied air forces, it is a mistake to overlook the technological, cultural, operational, and defense industrial disruption these jets will …