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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 6.6.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Germany • Bulgaria • Southeast Asia Germany Germany’s Parliament Budget Committee is likely moving forward with approving initial funding for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). The Budget Committee is expected to confirm funding for $36.5 million on June 5. The proposed FCAS …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.31.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Poland • Taiwan • NATO • UAE Poland On May 29, Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced that Poland plans to acquire 32 F-35As as part of its Harpia program and has submitted a Letter of Quotation. The move comes as Poland seeks to …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.23.19

By Avascent Analytics team Czech Republic: Beginning the Defense Modernization Curve Ahead of the International Defence and Security Technologies Fair taking place in Brno, Czech Republic, next week, Avascent Consulting Associate Dr. Dominik Kimla analyzes the Czech Republic’s military modernization efforts threatened by the fragility of a governing coalition in a country which is struggling to meet …

Political Report: 5/21/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: House Appropriations Committee to Pass FY2020 Defense Appropriations Bill while Senate Armed Services’ Committee Begins NDAA Process Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense took the first real step in the Congressional defense budget process by marking up its version of the FY2020 Defense …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.16.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Pakistan • Qatar • Philippines • NATO Pakistan On May 12, Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reached an unofficial agreement on a three-year, $6 billion loan. The deal, if formally approved by the Fund’s executive board, would represent the country’s 13th …

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