050 Wire/Industry News

050 Wire is the official blog of Avascent Analytics, serving to inform clients and the public about general updates to the content and structure of our products, and to share with the broader community of defense analysis practitioners the insights that Avascent Analytics can provide into worldwide defense trends. You can sign up to the mailing lists of the Weekly Wire and Political Reports via the forms and follow us on Twitter @Avascent050.

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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, …

Avascent Analytics Releases Cyber Update

Avascent Analytics is pleased to announce its latest update to the U.S. Federal Cyber Market Forecast Toolkit. Building on the existing beta version of the toolkit, the version published on May 30th has been substantially revised through internal consultation and feedback from industry professionals and subject matter experts.  The newest iteration includes updates to spending …

Triton Rising

Last week, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that Australia would procure the MQ-4C Triton from Northrop Grumman to partially fulfill its mission requirement for a maritime surveillance platform. The announcement not only marks Northrop Grumman’s first foreign customer for the Triton, but it also caps one of Australia’s more complicated defense procurement stories. The …

The Rising Tide of Peruvian Defense Spending

With so much attention focused on Brazil and its security modernization prior to the World Cup and Summer Olympics, it’s easy to forget that there are other countries in South America making significant strides in military procurement.  Peru, though it maintains a relatively small military, is shaping up to be one of the more vibrant …

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