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Avascent Analytics Releases Latest 050 Update

Avascent Analytics is pleased to announce its latest update to the 050 dataset. The update published today (June 14) includes changes across a wide array of market segments, spanning the United States and international markets. Today’s 050 updates center on three main areas: 1. U.S. Defense Systems: Avascent has comprehensively adjusted the dataset in line with …

Avascent and FleishmanHillard co-sponsor U.S. Defense Budget Presentation

On June 6th, Avascent and FleishmanHillard joined forces to welcome foreign Defense Attachés to a presentation by Avascent Managing Director Doug Berenson entitled “Uncertainty Reigns: the U.S. Defense Downturn and Implications for Global Partnerships.” Fleishman International Advisory Board Member, the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, former Senator from Texas, offered her perspective as a former member …

Uncovering Opportunity in Saudi Arabia

Over the past five years, the Middle East has emerged as the epicenter of global defense activity. While Saudi Arabia has led the charge, it is the Saudi National Guard (SANG) that has gained much momentum under the radar. While global defense firms have dedicated resources to targeting the Saudi MoD, the SANG has traditionally …

U.S. Companies Set Sights on Middle East Arms Market

Senior Associate Aleksandar Jovovic writes in National Defense magazine on US defense firms’ growing attention to the Middle Eastern arms market, noting that in “the next five years, it is projected that Gulf nations will invest more than $170 billion in military hardware.” However, companies face international competition, complicated decision making processes and offset/partnering requirements.  …

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