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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 4.19.18

By Avascent Analytics team Data Stories: India’s Defense Market Becomes More Competitive as New Delhi Promotes Local Firms India’s defense market—the fifth-largest in the world at over $53 billion—is also one of the most competitive. Supported by the government’s “Make in India” initiative, the indigenous share of defense investment is set to grow over the next five …

Political Report: 4/16/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: House Armed Services Committee Gears up for the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) This week neither chamber will have on the floor any legislation directly relevant to aerospace and defense, but things are starting to get busy in the House Armed Services Committee …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 4.12.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Saudi Arabia/Germany • Germany/France • India • Taiwan • Qatar Saudi Arabia/Germany On April 5, the DSCA approved potential sales to both Saudi Arabia and Germany totaling $3.81 billion. For Germany, the DSCA approved a $2.5 billion sale for four MQ-4C Triton HALEs along with associated training and …

Political Report: 4/9/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: The Budget Fight May Come Back and Other Problems Facing Congress this Spring After a two-week Easter break, Congress is back in town, with both chambers looking to make progress on an ever-growing set of legislative priorities. At the same time, news leaked that the …

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