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050 Wire is the official blog of Avascent Analytics, serving to inform clients and the public about general updates to the content and structure of our products, and to share with the broader community of defense analysis practitioners the insights that Avascent Analytics can provide into worldwide defense trends. You can sign up to the mailing lists of the Weekly Wire and Political Reports via the forms and follow us on Twitter @Avascent050

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Political Report: 11/06/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Tax Reform Moves Forward While NDAA Negotiations Continue Tax reform will be the dominant story this week as Republicans in both the House and the Senate look to continue their work on planned tax reform. In the House, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 11.2.17

By Avascent Analytics team Data Stories: The Future of Small Launchers In recent years, dozens of companies have announced plans to develop small launch vehicles that will cater to the burgeoning small satellite market. Although the dreams of many of these companies may not succeed, the energy and resources surrounding the small launch market suggests that the …

Political Report: 10/30/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Tax Reform and Mueller Dominate the News but Negotiations Are Underway on the FY 2018 NDAA There’s a lot going on in Washington right now but very little of it is directly related to our normal focus of the defense budget and appropriations process. On …

Data Stories: The Future of Small Launchers

By David Belcher, Analysis Manager To date, small launchers (defined by Avascent as rockets with a payload capacity of less than 2,500 kg to orbit) have played a niche role in the global satellite launch market. However, in recent years, dozens of companies have announced plans to develop small launch vehicles that will cater to …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 10.26.17

By Avascent Analytics team David “Chip” Berke on the future of Fifth Generation Fighters LtCol David “Chip” Berke, USMC (ret) is one of the most experienced fighter pilots in the world today, with extensive operational, leadership, and training experience flying F-22 and F-35 Fifth Generation aircraft. Read our latest First Person: August Cole interviews David Berke on the …

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