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Political Report: 6/11/2019

By Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst Main Story: House Armed Services to Mark-Up FY2020 NDAA On June 12, the full House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will begin marking up the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This follows markups at the subcommittee level last week. HASC will have to address several controversial issues, including—but not …

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Canada Infographic

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Canada Infographic By Doug Berenson, Michael Petric, Ari Buchman Avascent was engaged by Transport Canada to provide analytical support to The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Task Force. Our analysis found that the roots of a healthy Canadian commercial RPAS ecosystem are taking hold. Stakeholders are optimistic about the future, …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 6.6.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Germany • Bulgaria • Southeast Asia Germany Germany’s Parliament Budget Committee is likely moving forward with approving initial funding for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). The Budget Committee is expected to confirm funding for $36.5 million on June 5. The proposed FCAS …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.31.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Poland • Taiwan • NATO • UAE Poland On May 29, Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced that Poland plans to acquire 32 F-35As as part of its Harpia program and has submitted a Letter of Quotation. The move comes as Poland seeks to …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.23.19

By Avascent Analytics team Czech Republic: Beginning the Defense Modernization Curve Ahead of the International Defence and Security Technologies Fair taking place in Brno, Czech Republic, next week, Avascent Consulting Associate Dr. Dominik Kimla analyzes the Czech Republic’s military modernization efforts threatened by the fragility of a governing coalition in a country which is struggling to meet …

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