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Political Report: 3/7/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Head to the House Floor In a bit of a surprise, the House of Representatives will likely take up and pass a Defense Appropriations bill this week. The legislation would fund the Department of Defense based on the toplines in the …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 3.1.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week. UAE On February 20, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) commissioned the Al Hili, its sixth and last Baynunah-class corvette, into service at the IDEX/NAVDEX defense exposition in Abu Dhabi. The 72-meter long Al Hili is the last of a class of small, French-designed …

Political Report: 2/27/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Trump Budget Plans Begin to Take Shape, but Face Significant Obstacles After several weeks of conjecture, speculation, and forecasting, this week should start to provide more tangible details on what the Trump administration’s budget and policy priorities will look like. On Tuesday night, President Trump will address …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.21.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week. Poland Poland’s defense minister has announced that Poland will receive 16 new multirole helicopters this year as part of a plan to spend approximately $15 billion in the next five years on new military hardware. Following the cancellation of the $3.5 billion Airbus …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.15.17

By Avascent Analytics team Defense-Industrial Opportunities in MENA Governments increasingly view defense industrial policy as a viable lever to channel defense spending towards economic growth, maintaining interoperability with allies, and ensuring surety of supply. Check out Avascent’s new White Paper on accomplishments in the MENA region, and what steps governments and firms should consider to successfully further …

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