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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.21.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week. Poland Poland’s defense minister has announced that Poland will receive 16 new multirole helicopters this year as part of a plan to spend approximately $15 billion in the next five years on new military hardware. Following the cancellation of the $3.5 billion Airbus …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.15.17

By Avascent Analytics team Defense-Industrial Opportunities in MENA Governments increasingly view defense industrial policy as a viable lever to channel defense spending towards economic growth, maintaining interoperability with allies, and ensuring surety of supply. Check out Avascent’s new White Paper on accomplishments in the MENA region, and what steps governments and firms should consider to successfully further …

Political Report: 2/13/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: On Paper a Quiet Week After completing a long and (relatively) grueling six week in-session to open the new Congress, Senators and Representatives alike are no doubt looking forward to the upcoming February recess. However, before they can get home to constituent meetings and touring …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.7.17

By Avascent Analytics team Tapping The US Firearms Industry’s ‘Craft-Beer’ Scene Few markets can claim to have as many enthusiastic participants as American beer or firearms companies, and parallels can be drawn on the trajectory and changes of both environments. Check out Avascent’s new White Paper on where the firearms industry is headed when comparing the evolution …

Political Report: 2/6/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: As Expected, Budget Day Comes and Goes with No Budget In the current budget process, the President is supposed to release his budget for the next fiscal year by the first Monday in February, which is today. However, in transition years this rarely happens and …

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