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Political Report: 5/8/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Mark-Up on Wednesday The House Armed Services Committee will take up and pass H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, on Wednesday, May 9th. This is the first legislative step in funding the Department …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.3.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Greece • India • Bahrain • South Korea • Germany Greece On April 28, Greece’s Council on Foreign Policy and Defense approved an upgrade to the country’s F-16 fighter fleet following negotiations with the US. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos acknowledged that the US accepted a revised plan “that takes …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 4.26.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Japan • Mexico • Germany • Finland • France/Germany • Pakistan Japan On April 20, news broke that Lockheed Martin proposed a hybrid of the F-22 and F-35 for Japan’s F-3 future stealth fighter program. Japan has longed to procure F-22’s from the US, but Congress opposed the sale. …

Political Report: 4/23/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: House Armed Services Subcommittees to Mark-Up the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act This week the House Armed Services Committee will begin marking up the FY 2019 NDAA (H.R. 5515), starting with subcommittee mark-ups on Thursday, April 26th. After that, the full committee will mark-up …

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 …

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