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Avascent on the Record: Global Narratives: Japan

Global Narratives: Japan By Michael Barber, Toshi Nabeta and Aaron Lin Until 2012, the Japanese defense budget had experienced negative growth for a decade, but since the start of Prime Minister Abe’s second administration, defense spending has seen consistent growth with the defense budget of FY2018 expected to reach an all-time high. As Japan’s threat environment grows more …

Fortress Poland? Uncertainty Remains as Strategic Defence Review Marks New Era for Weapons, Force Trade-Offs

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER August 2017 By Dr. Dominik Kimla · Joe Walsh Download PDF: MSPO 2017 in Anticipation of the Technical Modernisation Plan Revision The upcoming 25th jubilee International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) in Kielce will shine a spotlight on the recently completed Strategic Defence Review (SDR), which establishes an overall vision for Polish defence procurement priorities …

See the Future: Narrative-Driven Defense Innovation and Insight

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER August 2017 By August Cole Download PDF: Future narratives have new relevance as conventional foresight and analysis frequently cannot capture the impact of proliferating defense-applicable civilian technology, newly empowered actors and entities, and profound demographic and societal changes. Companies need new tools because the complexity and pace of the current environment can quickly lead …

Drones On Demand: Additive Manufacturing and the Future Battlefield

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER July 2017 By Meaghan Doherty Myers Download PDF: Additive manufacturing has the potential to disrupt the defense industrial landscape and revolutionize the ways in which militaries equip and supply. Defense firms must actively prepare for growing “on demand” manufacturing expectations.  A Battery Commander looks down at his gloved hand, examining a cracked M777 …

The Quiet Revolution: Aviation Prepares to Go From Jet Age to Electric Era of Flight

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER June 2017 By Jay Carmel Download PDF: Electric-propulsion aircraft are drawing serious investment and attention from a wide range of industry stakeholders – including the world’s largest aerospace companies, a crop of longtime electric aircraft pioneers, as well as new upstart players. After years of being out of reach, recent technological breakthroughs portend profound changes …

Download: THE SCORECARD: Allied Preparedness in an “America First” World

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER April 2017 By Doug Berenson · Sebastian Sobolev · Allison Gibbs · Michael Barber An analysis of allied preparedness and the potential cost for allies to acquire the capabilities to shoulder a greater share of the burden for their own security in an “America First” world. Key US allies examined: France, Germany, Poland, UK, Australia, Japan, Philippines, South …

Tapping The US Firearms Industry’s ‘Craft-Beer’ Scene

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER February 2017 By Michael Bergen Download PDF: Avascent examines how the growth and consolidation of the craft beer market provides insight into opportunities within the rapidly evolving US firearms industry. Few markets can claim to have as many enthusiastic participants as American beer or firearms companies, and parallels can be drawn on the trajectory …