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August 29, 2017

Byron Callan quoted in Bloomberg

"U.S. Defense Boost May Unravel Into a Deep Cut" by Anthony Capaccio and Roxana Tiron


Defense analyst Byron Callan was quoted in the Bloomberg article, "U.S. Defense Boost May Unravel Into a Deep Cut," written by Anthony Capaccio and Roxana Tiron.

The article reads:

National security spending also includes programs such as the Energy Department’s maintenance of the nation’s nuclear warheads, environmental cleanup, and some activities of the FBI and Transportation Department.

Still, because the automatic cuts wouldn’t take effect until mid-January, there would be time for an agreement even after the fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, said Byron Callan, a defense analyst for Capital Alpha Partners LLC. 

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-29/defense-budget-cuts-across-the-board-loom-as-soon-as-january

December 22, 2016

Byron Callan quoted in Bloomberg

"Trump Says He Asked Boeing to Price a Competitor to Lockheed's F-35" by Anthony Capaccio and Alex Wayne


Defense analyst Byron Callan was quoted in Anthony Capaccio and Alex Wayne's Bloomberg article, "Trump Says He Asked Boeing to Price a Competitor to Lockheed's F-35".

Capaccio and Wayne write:

Moreover, "Boeing offered a stealthier version of the F/A-18 in 2013 that did not gain traction with the Navy or other customers," Byron Callan, a defense analyst with Capital Alpha Partners, LLC said in a note to clients. "The F/A-18 could not be used on Navy amphibious ships whereas the F-35B can." Since the Air Force does not operate F/A-18s "there would be costs to integrate that type into its inventory," he wrote. 

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-22/trump-says-he-asked-boeing-to-price-competitor-to-lockheed-f-35-ix0yyb41