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 Daily Podcast [Sep 27, 2021] Byron Callan & Space Security
Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses congressional debt deliberations, prospects for a default and a look at the week ahead; and Laura Winter, the editor of The Downlink newsletter and host of our upcoming The Downlink space podcast, discusses key takeaways from the 2021 Outer Space Security Conference — as well as the Air Force Association’s recent Air Space Cyber convention — and the recent Quad meeting hosted by President Biden with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
[Sep 26, ’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.
— The week on Wall Street as investors grappled with macro-economic factors
— Covid travel update as Washington allows European travelers to enter the United States
— Implications of Beijing’s “hostage diplomacy” on the international trade China depends on for its prosperity
— Takeaways from Airbus recent corporate seminar including technology investment priorities on propulsion and aerodynamics
— Boeing’s 20-year market forecast for 8,700 jets valued at some $1.5 trillion based on 5.4 percent annual air travel growth
— Rolls-Royce beats GE and Pratt & Whitney to win US Air Force’s $2.6 billion contract for 650 F130 to re-engine 76 B-52 bombers
— Prospects for Lockheed Martin-Airbus partnership to pursue the Air Force’s “bridge” aerial tanker contract in the wake of Boeing problems with KC-46 Pegasus refueling jet
— Analysis of the seven-second social media clip of what appears to be a model of a stealth aircraft on a flatbed truck at Lockheed Martin’s electronics and radar cross section test facility in Helendale, Calif.
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.
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