National Defense is a podcast on military technology and defense industry trends, from the articles of National Defense Magazine.
July 2021: Arctic vehicle, mobile nuclear reactor and Navy barnacle prevention
In this episode, National Defense takes a look at the Army’s new cold weather vehicle, the Pentagon’s portable nuclear reactor program, and the Navy’s war on barnacles.
June 2021: F35-A, Long range strikes, additive manufacturing
In this episode, National Defense takes a look at the uncertain future for the F-thirty-five-A fighter jet program, quarrels between the services over long-range strikes, and what’s new in additive manufacturing.
May 2021: Arctic Special Ops, light amphibious warships, cyberhacking
In this episode, National Defense takes a look at Special Operations Command’s role in great power competition in the Arctic, survivability challenges for the Navy’s new class of light amphibious warships and how the Defense Department is brainstorming cyberhacking solutions.
April 2020: Counter drone tech, healing the helicopter industrial base, and the progress on Columbia-class subs
In this month's episode, National Defense takes a look at how the Pentagon is countering rogue drone threats, how the military helicopter industrial base is faring and supply chain challenges for the Navy’s Columbia-class submarine.
March 2021 - Navy's robotic ship plans, SOCOM's AI-enabled vehicle and a new laser system for Aegis
In this podcast, National Defense takes a look at the Navy’s plan for robotic ships, Special Operations Command’s interest in AI-enabled and hybrid vehicle technology and a new laser that will be integrated into the Aegis Combat System.
February 2021 - Army small arms portfolio, industry satellite servicing efforts and U.S.-Australia hypersonic cruise missile program
In this podcast, National Defense takes a deep dive into the Army’s small arms portfolio, industry’s on-orbit satellite servicing efforts and a joint United States-Australia program to develop hypersonic cruise missiles.