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Recent Posts

Political Report: 6/11/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to be Debated in the Senate Congress continues to move forward on defense legislation this week, with both the House and the Senate taking up defense bills for FY 2019. After overcoming objections from Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 6.8.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week India • Turkey • Chile • Pakistan • Italy India MBDA has blocked the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) plans to integrate the Meteor air-to-air missiles onto additional IAF platforms. The move, likely driven by significant concerns over competing firms and adversaries having access to IP on the world’s most …

Political Report: 6/5/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story – Appropriations Process Gets Underway in the House while the Senate begins debate on the NDAA After several busy weeks of defense activity, this week the Congressional appropriations process should get underway, as the House of Representatives is scheduled to take up and pass a …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 6.1.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Canada • Romania • Pakistan • India • Poland Canada On May 24, Canada awarded Leonardo a contract to conduct mid-life upgrades (MLU) to its fleet of CH-149 Cormorants and acquire additional helos. Under the contract, the MLU will keep the rotorcraft in service until …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.24.18

By Avascent Analytics team The National Defense Authorization Act: The Debate this Week and Why it Matters While the House debates the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week, the outcome of how the defense budget should be spent holds implications for policy, procedures, and industry. In this new podcast, Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis …

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