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Dynamics of International Military Modernization

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER March 2015 By Alexander Alden and Daniel Yoon Download: Avascent Analytics analyzes the defense spending of the United States plus 50 other countries in its Global Platforms and Systems (GPS) database, which covers approximately 95% of international defense spending accessible to Western defense suppliers. The database is composed of ongoing programs, announced competitions …

“German Defence Deserves a 21st Century Industrial Strategy” by Balis & Miethke

PARIS, FRANCE — The latest edition of The European Security & Defense Union Magazine has published an article by Avascent’s Dr. Christina Balis and Lars Miethke. The German defense sector currently lacks a cohesive defense industrial strategy. Historically, Germany’s defense industry has been successful, often outperforming France and Britain, and its economic success has produced a …

In-Flight Wi-Fi: Are Expectations Too High?

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER March 2015 By Andrew Penn and Mike Greene Download: The sky may be the limit for in-flight connectivity (IFC) over the long-term; however near-term adoption may be tempered by consumers’ alternative entertainment options. Consumer broadband habits and onboard Wi-Fi take rates to-date suggest that already-deployed technologies (such as DTH over Wi-Fi, and onboard, …

Selling IT Security to the Health Industry

The Anthem Hack Changes Nothing AVASCENT WHITE PAPER February 2015 By Christopher Meissner, Senior Associate Chris Haley, Consultant Download: If there were ever a time for the healthcare industry to rally for stronger IT security, it should be in the aftermath of the industry’s largest-ever information breach at Anthem. In other sectors where privacy and …

Consolidation Ahead: Europe’s Defense Industry Verges on a Historic Market-Led Transformation

EUROPEAN DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE FORUM OCCASIONAL PAPER  17 February 2015 By Christina Balis Download: Europe’s system of interlocking ownership structures has been a long-standing feature of its defense industrial sector. While such an industrial approach made sense during an era of active government interventionism, a new commercial rationale is shaping the future of Europe’s defense …