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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 …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.24.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week United Kingdom • Oman • Singapore • Germany • Chile • Space  United Kingdom On May 11, the Pentagon awarded Boeing a $488 million contract to remanufacture 38 current-serving British Army AH-64D Apache attack helicopters to E-variant status. Work is expected to be …

Political Report: 5/22/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: FY 2018 Budget Details Land Amidst a Busy Week After months of waiting (at least here in Avascent Analytics), details will be released this week for the Trump administration’s FY2018 budget request. While this would normally dominate discussion in Washington, it will almost certainly be …

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