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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.18.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Argentina • Philippines • Poland • United Kingdom • South Korea Argentina On May 10, Argentina formally approved a $14.2 million payment for five, second-hand Dassault Super Étendard fighter aircraft for the Argentine Navy. The deal was formalized last November with France. The aircraft will reinforce the …

Political Report: 5/16/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Passes FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act After a remarkably brief 14.5-hour mark-up, the House Armed Services Committee passed its version of the FY 2019 NDAA just before 1am on Thursday, May 10th. This legislation provides an early marker for …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5.10.18

By Avascent Analytics team Data Stories: The Cost of Developing Japan’s F-3 5th-Generation Fighter Japan’s F-3 program is one of the largest fighter development programs outside the United States, and a lot is riding on it for Japan. But how much budget space is there for defense research & development, and for the F-3 in particular? Avascent …

Political Report: 5/8/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Mark-Up on Wednesday The House Armed Services Committee will take up and pass H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, on Wednesday, May 9th. This is the first legislative step in funding the Department …

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