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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 11.14.16

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week.  Germany The German Bundeswehr has agreed to purchase 7 armored bridge-laying systems made by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). The new bridge-layers will be made by modifying Leopard 2 tanks for a total cost of 88 million euros (approximately $96.6M USD). The purchase enables German …

Political Report: 11/14/16

By Matt Vallone, Senior Analysis Manager Main Story: President-Elect Trump In an election day shocker, Donald Trump ran the swing state table, enabling him to win the electoral college vote – despite losing the popular vote – to become the 45th President. At the same time, Republicans down-ballot benefited from Trump’s strong performance and ended …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 11.8.16

By Avascent Analytics team AVASCENT WHITE PAPER In September 2016, the United States and Israel signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that increases the absolute dollar value of security assistance from $31 billion to $38 billion from FY 2019–FY 2028. In this new white paper, Avascent assesses the impact of certain new provisions within the MOU — …

The Weekly Wire: 11/7/16 [Railgun Technology Infographic]

From Fiction to Fact: Railgun Technology Poised for US Military Debut By Michael Bergen · Caitlin Kennedy Railguns – which use electromagnetic energy instead of chemical propellants – are particularly interesting to those now seeking “Third Offset” technologies.  Steady development and recent technological breakthroughs by the DoD mean that an operationally effective, game-changing capability could be available …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 10.31.16

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week.  Lithuania On October 20, Lithuania signed a technical agreement with Norway to procure the Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS). The sale includes both physical procurements and Norwegian assistance to Lithuania to develop mid-range air defense capabilities. Lithuania also intends to purchase NASAMS …

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