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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 6.7.17

By Avascent Analytics team In-Flight Connectivity Infographic: Rapid growth in airline demand for in-flight connectivity has spurred sizable SATCOM investment. Yet even as ~60% of the global fleet becomes “connected”, total SATCOM supply should still far exceed overall demand. Consolidation appears inevitable in this future “oversupply” environment, so how will stakeholders today begin to defend their long-term …

Data Stories: The $110B Saudi Deal is Old News

The $110B Saudi Deal is Old News By Michael Barber, Analysis Manager In mid-May 2017, President Donald Trump announced a sweeping arms deal with Saudi Arabia, reinvigorating a military export relationship that had experienced some public hiccups in the final months of the Obama administration. The price tag, proclaimed the headlines: $110 billion! In reality, the …

The Weekly Wire: 6/7/17 [In-Flight Connectivity Infographic]

In-Flight Connectivity: Will Airlines Make or Break SATCOM? By Jay Carmel, Andrew Penn, Pieter Fossel Rapid growth in airline demand for in-flight connectivity has spurred sizable SATCOM investment, with a 3x increase in High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity expected by 2024. Yet even as ~60% of the global fleet becomes “connected” and passenger take-rates improve, total …

Political Report: 6/6/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Congress Returns with an Unclear Agenda and Looming Deadlines Congress returns from its Memorial Day recess with key deadlines in focus, including the end of the fiscal year and the nation’s debt limit. June and July are normally heavy work periods for Congress as they …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 6.1.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Space • India • Denmark • Israel • Saudi Arabia • South Korea  India On May 21, Israel Aerospace Industries was awarded a $630 million contract to supply long range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) defense systems to the Indian Navy. The LRSAM, also known as Barak 8, is …

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