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What the Midterms Mean for Defense on the Hill

Tuesday’s elections were a significant victory for the Republican Party, which took control of the Senate and expanded its majority in the House of Representatives. These elections will result in significant changes that will directly and indirectly impact the defense space. First, Republican control of the Senate will give Senator John McCain (R-AZ) the chairmanship …

Vietnam Arms Ban Partially Lifted

The U.S. ban on arms exports to Vietnam has been partially lifted to allow “the transfer of lethal defense equipment”. Analytics had earlier suggested this possibility given visits to Vietnam by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), John McCain (R-AZ), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). Secretary of State John Kerry informed Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh during …

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 …

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