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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 12.14.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week India • Japan • United States • Germany • Canada • Space India Indian press reports that India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering a stop-gap measure to procure 24 naval multirole helicopters worth $1.87 billion, but the MoD’s new strategic partnership model may make such a move difficult. The Indian …

Political Report: 12/12/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: NDAA Signing and Higher Spending Levels in Potential Budget Deal May Mean a Merry Christmas for Defense As the clock ticks closer to Christmas, Congress has yet to resolve any of the major issues facing it, but at least the NDAA should be signed as …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 12.7.17

By Avascent Analytics team WHITE PAPER – Hard Power’s New Economics: Industry Implications of the European Defence Fund In a political sea change, Europe is bringing defence into the heart of its activities with the launch of a €1.5 billion-per-year European Defence Fund (EDF) to invest in next-generation technologies. If fully implemented, the reforms will impact nearly …

Political Report: 12/5/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: CR Will Likely Pass by Friday, but Length Is to Be Determined With only four days remaining until the current continuing resolution expires, Congress’ path forward remains unclear. House Republican leadership has announced that they will pass a two-week CR that would continue funding through …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 11.30.17

By Avascent Analytics team Data Stories: How Nordic Defense Spending Compares to the Rest of Europe Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 sent shockwaves throughout Europe, causing many countries in the region to rethink their military funding. The tension is particularly palpable in the Baltic Sea where Russia has conducted war games with the Chinese Navy and …

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