Welcome to the Defense and Aerospace Report podcast, our weekly podcast on the global defense and aerospace business sponsored by Bell, and hosted by Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Each week, we’ll bring you interviews with industry leaders and the business’ best analysts to put events in context, identify trends and keep an eye on what’s next in a fast-moving world. Defense & Aerospace Report is your global source for national security and aerospace news, thought leadership and analysis, founded and edited by Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Sep 24 ’21]
On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha partners and Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute.
— Update on reconcilliation, debt ceiling, infrastructure and NDAA
— Whether defense spending might become a casualty as debt collides with infrastructure and spending plans
— Democrat’s self-inflicted wound over move to block funding for Israel’s Iron Dome system
— Biden’s UN address, Quad meeting and bilateral discussions with UK and Australia in the wake of the three-nation strategic partnership
— How Beijing is responding to the deal that will furnish Canberra with nuclear attack submarines
— Transatlantic links in wake of call between Biden and Macron to discuss AUKUS deal as EU calls for higher spending and more strategic autonomy
— Takeaways from the Air Force Association’s annual Air Space Cyber conference and tradeshow
— What’s next in Tokyo as Yoshihide Suga prepares to step down as prime minister
Northrop Grumman Cyber Report: [Sep 23, 21] Status of Cyber-Related Legislation
On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, USN Ret., the executive director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission who is also affiliated with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, discusses the status of cyber-related legislation working through the House and Senate, key cyber attributes of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure measure being debated by lawmakers, future cyber priorities, addressing long-standing and pervasive operating systems vulnerabilities across US military systems and networks, the defense budget outlook including the prospects of debt-driven spending constraints, and how the new Australia-United States-United Kingdom deal to furnish Canberra with new nuclear-powered attack submarines can be executed and what Washington has to do to address France’s concerns with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Sep 22, 2021] Air Space Cyber Day 3
On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Frank Kendall, the 26th secretary of the Air Force, discusses how the threat from China has evolved over the past four years, preparing for an increasingly dangerous nuclear era, how to determine what systems are relevant, whether it’s time to break out the “passthrough” elements of the USAF budget that are used to address joint needs, and the near- and middle-term budget outlook, and Steve Trimble, AvWeek’s defense editor, discusses key takeaways from all three days of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber conference and tradeshow with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Sep 21, 2021] Air Space Cyber Day 2
On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Lt. Gen. Chance “Salty” Saltzman, USSF, the deputy chief of space operations for operations, cyber, and nuclear for the US Space Force, discusses how to think about space threats, improving Space Force operations, deterring adversaries in space, how the force can help the Space Force in its missions, a new generation of nuclear threats, and driving a culture of innovation in the new force; Eric Hein, vice president for defense advanced development and space programs at Spirit AeroSystems, discusses how the company is innovating design and production to expand its defense and space business; and John Tirpak of Air Force Magazine on some takeaways from Day Two of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber conference and tradeshow with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
DefAero Monthly JADC2 Report [20 Sep ’21] Air Space Cyber Day 1
On this episode of the Joint All-Domain Command and Control Report, sponsored by L3Harris, on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber conference and trade show, Lt. Gen. Clint “Q” Hinote, USAF, the deputy chief of staff for strategy, integration and requirements, discusses the mounting threat posed by China, the future of air power, the Air Force’s long-range strategy to impose costs on adversaries, accelerating change, preparing to surprise adversaries and minimizing being surprised by them; and Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula, USAF Ret., the dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies discusses key takeaways from the first day of the AFA show including addresses by Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and USAF Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, USAF, with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Sep 19, ’21 Business Report]
On this episode of the Business Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are “Rocket Ron” Epstein, PhD, of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group consultancy and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners.
— A look at the week on Wall Street as investors grapple with pandemic, congressional spending priorities and Australia sub deal
— Commercial air travel update as delta variant continues to hit unvaccinated Americans
— Lawmakers express antitrust concerns over “Northeast Alliance” between American Airlines and JetBlue
— Move to prosecute Boeing 737 Max pilot for lying to FAA and two miniature tequila bottles found on 747-8 being converted into presidential VC-25B jet
— Industrial implications of US-UK-Australia agreement to furnish Canberra with nuclear-powered attack submarines, drawing French ire after Australian officials cancelled their contract to acquire conventionally powered subs from France’s Naval Group
— Key takeaways from recent DSEI show in London
— Look ahead to Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber conference and tradeshow Sept. 20-22