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Political Report: 10/3/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis, & Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst Main Story – FY 2018 Budget Debate Begins in Earnest There will be debate in both chambers this week on a budget for FY 2018, five or six months after the normal time when budgets are considered on the floor. In order …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 9.28.17

By Avascent Analytics team Implications of the United Technologies Acquisition of Rockwell Collins Earlier this month, United Technologies Corp. announced it will acquire Rockwell Collins for $30 billion, creating what can be classed as a “Super Supplier.” Coming only six years after United Technologies bought Goodrich for over $18 billion, August Cole and Jay Carmel examine why …

Data Stories: Regional Ka- and Ku-Band Supply Growth

Regional Ka- and Ku-Band Supply Growth (2010-2018) By David Belcher, Analysis Manager Globally, bandwidth prices have fallen as the supply of available bandwidth has increased significantly. For example, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the supply of GEO Ka-Band (Mhz) increased over 27% between 2014 and 2017. Ka-band uses higher frequencies to generate much higher throughput availability than …

Political Report: 9/26/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: FY 2017 Winds Down with Little Clarity on FY 2018 Defense Funding Both chambers of Congress are back in session this week as Fiscal Year 2017 comes to a close. Unlike past years when the threat of a government shutdown loomed, Congress has already enacted …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 9.21.17

By Avascent Analytics team From the Analysis Desk: MBDA Reigns Supreme in the UK Missile Market as Anglo-French Relations Remain Strong Despite Brexit, Anglo-French co-operation in the missile market is currently at an all-time high, boosted by a number of bi-lateral agreements and development programs forecast to be worth $1.29 billion 2017 to 2026. Click here to learn …

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