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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 8.16.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Australia • South Korea • Ukraine/Turkey Australia On August 12, the Australian government approved the first phase of Project GREYFIN, which will procure a wide variety of equipment for Australia’s special forces. This approval opens a series of procurements worth nearly $340 million …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 8.8.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week US • Denmark • Turkey US On August 2, the US withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, following accusations that Russia had not been adhering to the treaty for years. Since 2014, the US has filed several reports that …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 8.1.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Germany • India • Thailand Germany On July 26, the chief of the German Navy announced the acquisition of two new 20,000-ton tankers to replace its aging Type 704 Rhön-class tankers. The new Type 707 tankers will be delivered beginning in 2024, at …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 7.25.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Canada • Sweden • Bulgaria Canada Canada has released the long-awaited Request for Proposal for its future fighter program that will acquire 88 advanced fighter aircraft. Initial proposals will be submitted in Spring 2020 alongside an updated security and interoperability plan. The bids …

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