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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 …

America First? US Defense Exports in the Trump Era

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER January 2017 By Jon Barney · James Tinsley · August Cole · Kelleigh Bilms Download PDF: The new Administration’s focus on creating domestic jobs, in addition to a potential reset in American defense and security alliances abroad, has generated significant uncertainty regarding US A&D export opportunities. For US defense firms looking to capture opportunity and …

Outlook for Franco-German Defence and Security Cooperation

AVASCENT ANALYSIS November 2016 Berlin Security Conference Special Edition Download: Events of the past 12 months, including the Parisian terror attacks, Brexit, and uncertainty surrounding President-elect Trump’s plans for NATO, have led to increased defence cooperation between France and Germany. These developments have the potential to bear significant strategic consequences for the defence industry, as Europe’s …

Avascent First Person: Steve Ganyard on the Japanese Defense Outlook

By August Cole About Steve Ganyard Steve Ganyard (Colonel, USMC, Ret.) is an Avascent Principal and President of Avascent Global Advisors. Steve’s civilian and military career includes experience in a variety of high-level leadership, managerial and staff positions dealing with complex technologies, strategic planning, foreign policy, intelligence, homeland security and global operations. At Avascent, he helps clients …