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WEBINAR: Analytics 2.0 Market Analysis Toolkit Launch

Avascent Analytics presents: Analytics 2.0 Market Analysis Toolkit Launch  To register, click here. Avascent Analytics has long equipped aerospace & defense leaders with their popular databases: Global Defense Systems and Federal Services. Analytics 2.0 brings these databases to life, equipping analysts and industry leaders with dynamic modeling and forecasting of the A&D markets. Analytics 2.0 …

U.S. Arms Ban on Vietnam May Disappear

In separate visits this week, Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), John McCain (R-AZ), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) suggested that existing arms export restrictions on Vietnam may soon come to an end. Sen. Corker said that the Senate was considering lifting its ban on weapons sales, while Sen. McCain said it was time for the United States …

Qatar Presses Forward

Despite having lost the bid for the 2020 summer games back in 2012, and the uncertain future of the 2022 World Cup following recent allegations of corruption and human rights abuses in the construction of requisite infrastructure, Qatari defense and security modernization continues unfazed.  Following 2012’s massive ballistic missile defense deals it would have been …

Avascent Analytics Hits the Mark

Avascent Analytics, with its team of full-time market analysts, maintains a robust 10-year forecast aimed at identifying defense market trends and opportunities before they arise.  Using its defense spending database – colloquially referred to as “050” – Avascent Analytics tracks and analyzes historical defense spending in more than 46 countries to forecast purchases based on …

Iraq’s Armed Forces Built from Legacy of American Involvement

With ISIS forces blitzing Iraqi cities after sweeping through Syria, Middle East nations are surely taking heed of what’s transpiring and cautiously assessing their own capabilities and vulnerabilities to irregular threats. Defense spending in the region is as high as ever, but large platform purchases for advanced systems, such as advanced fighters and missile defense, …

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