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National Defense publishes “Opportunities Abound in NATO Defense Market”

Avascent Europe’s Katerina Wright and Avascent US’ Aleksandar Jovovic collaborated to produce “Opportunities Abound in NATO Defense Market” published in National Defense‘s January edition. Their article offers an increasingly rare report of good news per defense spending, specific to NATO’s future plans. The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) and the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) …

An Update on the Scope and Geography of the Offsets Market By Alek Jovovic   Download: Despite the much discussed downturn in defense spending, offsets continue to be a robust—though less appreciated—element of the global defense market. Over the coming five years, offset obligations impacting nondomestic prime defense contractors are expected to total roughly $190 …

Turbofan Engine Technology Upgrades — How Should Suppliers React?

By Mark Shields and Jay Carmel   Download: Next-generation turbofan engines, due to arrive on new narrow-body aircraft by 2015, promise dramatic efficiency improvements thanks to the introduction of innovative new technologies.  Yet these sweeping changes to engine architectures are threatening traditional suppliers’ competitiveness and ultimately forcing them to reevaluate their position in the supply …

“Top 5 Trends” in Military Aviation

Christina Balis, Doug Berenson and Alek Jovovic comment on future aircraft production trends, demand for unmanned airborne systems, emerging countries’ military aviation programs, fueling efficiency upgrades, and MRO requirements—in an article for the European Security and Defence Union Magazine. “Budgets in the US and Europe will remain constrained for years to come, accelerating a number of …

Supply Chain Evolution: Growth & Change in the Aerostructures Industry

By Bob Wiecezak Download: The outlook for aerostructures providers continues to be strong, bolstered by unprecedented demand for new commercial aircraft. Though the present growth cycle is moderating, as evidenced by a declining rate of acceleration in deliveries, the strength of the current order book, coupled with three main market shifts, should provide more than enough opportunity …

Federal Renewable Energy: Growth Prospects in Declining Federal Markets

By Michael Papadales and David Baran Download: An expected increase in federal renewable energy investment will provide industry with a rare opportunity for growth despite the current reality of reduced government spending. For infrastructure and construction firms, overall federal market prospects appear bleak, as the government slashes spending amid budget concerns. For example, funding for …

U.S. Companies Set Sights on Middle East Arms Markets

Senior Associate Aleksandar Jovovic writes in National Defense magazine on US defense firms’ growing attention to the Middle Eastern arms market, noting that in “the next five years, it is projected that Gulf nations will invest more than $170 billion in military hardware.” However, companies face international competition, complicated decision making processes and offset/partnering requirements.  In addition, …

Satellite Electric Propulsion: Key Questions for Satellite Operators and their Suppliers

Use of electric propulsion for satellite station-keeping has already changed the global satellite industry, and now, with new designs that use EP for orbit-topping and orbit-raising, it is poised to transform it. Satellite operators may or may not best serve their stakeholders by being early-adopters of EP, but the inevitable growth in the technology’s use means they cannot ignore it in their strategic planning. With the market in transition, Avascent proposes three main steps for taking advantage of the opportunities presented by EP.