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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 3.23.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week. Saudi Arabia On March 16, Boeing received a $3.2 billion contract modification that will transfer new and remanufactured AH-64E’s to Saudi Arabia, as well as associated training and technical equipment. All work is expected to be complete by June 2022. This contract will …

Political Report: 3/22/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Russia, Health Care and SCOTUS Dominate DC This is a busy week in Washington, though the action for aerospace and defense is more limited. On Monday, the testimony of FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers before the House Intelligence Committee generated massive …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 3.16.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week. France On March 3, the French defense minister announced that the Airbus Helicopters H160 had been selected as part of the Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger (“Joint Light Helicopter,” or HIL) program. Under this program, France will purchase at least 160 but possibly as many …

Avascent Analytics launches Compass, a Tool that Turns Budget Documents into Business Insights

Avascent Analytics launches Compass, a Tool that Turns Budget Documents into Business Insights Leader in defense market analytics announces new, affordable offering to visualize and analyze US defense budget data quickly and easily WASHINGTON, DC – Avascent Analytics, the leading provider of market intelligence in global defense and aerospace markets, is pleased to announce its …

Political Report: 3/14/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Topline Budget Numbers from the White House Start the FY 2018 Funding Fight On Thursday, March 16th, the Trump administration will introduce its FY 2018 budget. While full documentation will likely not be released until sometime in May, the general direction appears clear: defense spending …

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