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Avascent Europe’s Christina Balis published by RUSI on European Defense Industry

LONDON, UK — In the wake of NATO’s 2014 Summit, and Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, Avascent’s Christina Balis has co-authored an occasional paper with Henrik Heidenkamp for the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) entitled: “Prospects for the European Defence Industrial Base.” As Director of European Operations for Avascent, Balis often contributes thought leadership to this …

Opportunity Amid Uncertainty: Defense Procurement in the Middle East & North Africa

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER August 2014 By Aleksandar Jovovic Download: Opportunity Amid Uncertainty: Defense Procurement in the Middle East and North Africa As Middle East and North African security challenges metastasize, there is a growing desire for sovereign defense capabilities across the region. Near- and medium-term market opportunities exist for U.S. firms, as over $100 billion of funding has yet to …

Poland’s Balancing Act: A Briefing for the Defense Sector

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER August 2014 By Christina Balis This white paper was originally published as a two-part piece in Defense Industry Daily. Download: Poland’s Balancing Act: A Briefing for the Defense Sector Russia’s troubling regional ambitions have added urgency to Poland’s $44 billion military modernization and efforts to build a more capable indigenous defense industry. …

Top Trends in Defense 2014-2024

Regional Competitions, Economic Development Shape Global Defense Spending AVASCENT WHITE PAPER July 2014 By Sebastian Sobolev and Alexander Alden Download: Top Trends in Defense 2014-2024: Regional Competitions, Economic Development Shape Global Defense Spending Defense spending is shifting from the U.S. and Europe to Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. To remain competitive, defense …

Berenson in Defense News: “Consolidate US Acquisition Agencies”

On June 23, Defense News published Doug Berenson’s call for a consolidation of “the services’ redundant weapons acquisition agencies.” The Managing Director of Avascent Analytics identified a multiplicity of defense offices that buy the same stuff, noting aircraft, C4ISR, and satellite procurement, as just a few areas that could benefit from streamlining. Berenson also cited …