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Where Next? Airframe & Supplier Challenges for the Next Generation

Ian Ferguson presents at the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium Annual Conference 2018 Speaking at the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium Annual Conference, Ian Ferguson reviewed recent and forecast aircraft programs to identify current and upcoming strategic challenges for players across the supply chain ecosystem. He noted that airliner programs represent 60-70 percent of the ~$175B value of aircraft to be delivered …

Avascent Reactions to the Leading for Impact in Federal IT & Consulting, Women in Leadership Conference

By Alisha Anderson, Alexandria Conrad, Amanda Hotvedt, and Stephanie Stahl At the end of October, FedHealthIT brought together leading federal IT and consulting executives from government and industry to recognize women creating impact and hear from leading federal government executive panelists about mission-focused strategic programs across the federal technology and consulting community. Avascent was a bronze …

Beyond Unmanned: The Human Implications of Autonomous Systems and Remotely Piloted Vehicles

By Rachel Cross-Calvert Vincent Vidal, the Deputy General Manager of U.S. Commercial Solutions at Insitu, highlighted this in his opening statement at an Avascent-sponsored panel on autonomous systems at AIAC’s 2018 Canadian Aerospace Summit. Joined by Mike Dithurbide, President of Allen Vanguard Electronic Systems and Dave Norman, Director of Innovation and Technology at Moog Aircraft Group, …

Avascent on the Record: AUSA 2018 Recap

AUSA 2018 Recap By Hamilton Cook, Kelleigh Bilms, Tim Stanos & Tim Wickham 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 …

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 …