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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 4.18.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week. Colombia The Colombian Navy has begun preparations to install Oto Melara’s 76/62mm Compact Naval Gun Mount on the ARC Victoria, an indigenously-built offshore patrol vessel (OPV) christened last year. Colombia acquired the system in 2015 in a deal worth $5 million. Oto Melara, …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 4.12.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week. Australia On April 10, the Australian government approved a single-supplier limited request for tender, released to Raytheon Australia for development of NASAMS for the Ground-Based Air Defense requirement (Project LAND 19 Phase 7). This project will address short- and medium-range air defense, while …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 4.5.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week. Australia On March 31, the Australian Department of Defence released the Request for Tender (RFT) to the three shortlisted designers for the Future Frigate program (Project SEA 5000 Phase 1): BAE Systems, Fincantieri, and Navantia. BAE Systems is offering its Type 26 frigate, …

Political Report: 4/3/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: SCOTUS Will Dominate Headlines but Government Funding Debate Is Set to Heat Up News coverage this week will likely be focused on the confirmation fight over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Heading into the week, it appears likely that the Senate Majority Leader will need …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 3.29.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week. Poland On March 20, Germany’s Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems announced that it had won follow-up contracts worth $11.38 million in support of Poland’s Leopard 2 main battle tank modernization effort. As part of a larger deal worth $24.4 million, inked in October …

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