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Avascent on the Record: Rhetoric and Reality: Why the FY18 NDAA Won’t Lead To Higher Defense Spending

Rhetoric and Reality: Why the FY18 NDAA Won’t Lead To Higher Defense Spending By August Cole and Matt Vallone Matt Vallone recently sat down with August Cole to discuss fiscal-year 2018 defense spending and why, despite announcements of a $700 billion defense authorization bill, a major increase in defense appropriations looks unlikely. Although Republicans dominate …

Fortress Poland? Uncertainty Remains as Strategic Defence Review Marks New Era for Weapons, Force Trade-Offs

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER August 2017 By Dr. Dominik Kimla · Joe Walsh Download PDF: MSPO 2017 in Anticipation of the Technical Modernisation Plan Revision The upcoming 25th jubilee International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) in Kielce will shine a spotlight on the recently completed Strategic Defence Review (SDR), which establishes an overall vision for Polish defence procurement priorities …

See the Future: Narrative-Driven Defense Innovation and Insight

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER August 2017 By August Cole Download PDF: Future narratives have new relevance as conventional foresight and analysis frequently cannot capture the impact of proliferating defense-applicable civilian technology, newly empowered actors and entities, and profound demographic and societal changes. Companies need new tools because the complexity and pace of the current environment can quickly lead …

Drones On Demand: Additive Manufacturing and the Future Battlefield

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER July 2017 By Meaghan Doherty Myers Download PDF: Additive manufacturing has the potential to disrupt the defense industrial landscape and revolutionize the ways in which militaries equip and supply. Defense firms must actively prepare for growing “on demand” manufacturing expectations.  A Battery Commander looks down at his gloved hand, examining a cracked M777 …