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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.7.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week India • Germany • France/Germany India On February 1, the Indian government released an interim, federal budget before national elections in early May. New Delhi allocated over $61 billion to the military. The figure represents a nominal 6.6 percent over last year, or …

Political Report: 2/5/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: As DoD Becomes More Involved in Border Dispute, Risks Rises for Sequestration Since our last Political Report, the government has reopened and announced the date for the FY2020 President’s Budget Request release – March 12th for the toplines and March 18th for detailed information. However, …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.1.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Indonesia/South Korea • Japan • Switzerland • Brazil • Canada Indonesia/South Korea As Indonesia and South Korea continue renegotiating their agreement on the joint development of the KF-X/IF-X 4.5 generation fighter jet, the Indonesian renegotiation team has submitted seven joint development proposals to …

Political Report: 1/29/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis and Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst Main Story: Shutdown Ends, Government Reopens for Three Weeks On January 25, President Trump agreed to reopen the federal government for three weeks. The decision represented a political setback for the president, who previously insisted that he wouldn’t sign legislation unless …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 1.25.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week UK • Singapore • Canada • India • Indonesia UK On January 21, Rheinmetall announced that it will acquire a 55 percent stake in BAE Systems’ UK combat vehicle business to form a new joint venture Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL). BAE Systems …

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