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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.

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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 [Apr 22, 24] Byron Callan’s Week Ahead

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Apr 22, 24] Byron Callan’s Week Ahead

    On today’s program, sponsored by HII, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses implications of the $95 billion US funding package for Ukraine, Israel and Gaza, and bolstering capabilities and allies in the Indo-Pacific; whether arsenals will be critical in bolstering production to support Ukraine as well as refill depleted US weapons stocks; the long-running debate about the cost and benefit tradeoffs between attacker and defender; whether Iran goes nuclear at the descent exchange with Israel and what a nuclear Tehran will mean; the Navy leadership’s interest in drawing lessons for foreign commercial shipbuilders and whether the service has the right approach to benefit from them; costs of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 effort to improve industrial base; what to expect as defense and aerospace contractors report first 2024 quarter earnings; initial takeaways from the Society for Military History conference; and a look at the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    • 32 min
    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Apr 21, ’24 Business Report]

    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Apr 21, ’24 Business Report]

    On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Business Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, Dr. Rocket Ron Epstein of Bank of America Securities, Sash Tusa of the independent equity research firm Agency Partners, and Richard Aboulafia of the AeroDynamic advisory consultancy, join host Vago Muradian to discuss another down week on Wall Street on a tech tumbles and worries about a wider Mideast war; eight months late, Congress passes a $95 billion supplemental for Ukraine, Israel and Gaza, and improve US and allied capabilities in the Indo-Pacific; more US tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum as Washington again warns Beijing about helping Moscow’s Ukraine war; whether added US and European investment is enough to help Ukraine win; role of arsenals in increasing defense production; Boeing workers testify before a Senate committee on production quality problems; American Airlines pilots sound alarm over their carrier’s safety and maintenance; Lockheed Martin beats Northrop Grumman’s-RTX team to win Missile Defense Agency’s $17 billion Next Generation Interceptor program; and Britain considers new program to replace amphibious warships.

    • 46 min
    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Washington Roundtable Apr 19, ’24]

    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Washington Roundtable Apr 19, ’24]

    On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute think tank, Michael Herson of American Defense International, former Pentagon Europe chief Jim Townsend of the Center for a New American Security, and former Pentagon Comptroller Dr. Dov Zakheim join host Vago Muradian to discuss House Speaker Mike Johnson’s drive to risk his job to work with Democrats to pass long-overdue aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan; days after the first ever direct Iranian attack on Israel that was blunted by the Jewish state’s allies Jerusalem attacked an airbase in Iran; as Russia gains ground in Ukraine Moscow gets bolder in sowing antisemitism in US, attacking a Texas water authority as two of its spies are arrested in Germany accused of planning an attack on an American base where Ukrainians are being trained; high-level defense dialogue between Washington and Beijing as US and Philippine forces conduct exercises; Australia increases defense spending; and why Kim Il Sung’s day in the sun is setting in North Korea.

    • 55 min
    Defense & Aerospace Air Power Podcast [Apr 18, 24] Season 2 E15: Spear It in the Sky

    Defense & Aerospace Air Power Podcast [Apr 18, 24] Season 2 E15: Spear It in the Sky

    The big news in the air this week was of course Iran’s attack on Israel with more than 300 drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles, which was defeated by a coalition of nations using a variety of systems. At the same time, you can see the bottom of the barrel in Ukrainian defense weapons. Dr. Tom Karako, director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins us to cover it all. Plus a rollicking set of airpower headlines. Powered by GE!

    • 42 min
    Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Apr 17, 24] Mark Montgomery Reviews Recent Headlines

    Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Apr 17, 24] Mark Montgomery Reviews Recent Headlines

    On this week’s Technology Report, Mark Montgomery, a retired US Navy rear admiral who is now the senior director of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the executive director of the Cyber Solarium 2.0 project, discusses Russia’s recent boasting about its intelligence gathering and probing attacks on US water infrastructure, why water infrastructure is being targeted and how Washington should respond, Microsoft’s vulnerabilities and ways to improve government-industry cooperation, how one man saved the internet and lessons to safeguard it in the future, securing the cyber supply chain, Iran’s cyber role, countering disinformation as House Inteligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner’s calls out GOP for parroting Russian propaganda, and takeaways from the multinational operational that defended Israel from massive Iranian missile and drone attack.

    • 35 min
    Strategy Series [Apr 16, 24] Sam Bendett & Eugene Rumer on Russia, Ukraine and the On-going Conflict

    Strategy Series [Apr 16, 24] Sam Bendett & Eugene Rumer on Russia, Ukraine and the On-going Conflict

    On today’s Strategy Series program, sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Sam Bendett of the Center for Naval Analyses and Dr. Eugene Rumer, the director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discuss the state of the Ukraine war as Russia steadily gains ground as Ukrainian casualties mount thanks to US dithering over aid, Moscow’s goals for the war and whether Vladimir Putin’s claim that all he wants is Ukraine is credible, the global implications of a Russian victory, how quickly aid can arrive in Ukraine even if Congress approves a package today, the kind of capabilities needed to quickly change results on the front lines, whether it’s even possible to counter the Russian propaganda that’s penetrated the upper reaches of US politics especially across the GOP, and last ditch efforts the West must consider to prevent a total Ukrainian rout and possible ways the war ends with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

All4Gators ,

Great content, rather hawkish and can get too political

These guys know their stuff and Vago is a great facilitator of the discussions. Judging from the commentary regarding appropriations and government oversight, Vago and his guests mostly lean left. Their analysis whitewashes the left’s involvement/actions and hammers the right. Definitely a touch of Trump derangement syndrome. The hawkish stances on active conflicts leaves me wanting to seek understanding of implications of less aggressive approaches.

Texas Terry 52 ,

Alain

Quite a blend. Interesting insights on defense programs, some corporate self-promotion, a note of left wing bias, and major over-seasoning of Trump Derangement Syndrome. It is interesting to hear these intelligent and articulate people so ensconced inside the beltway bubble that they apparently can’t conceive that any but drooling deplorables could think other than they do. I am bemused that amid all the “defense” talk, one never hears a peep about the massive ongoing invasion at our southern border.

Edbeauch ,

My favorite defense podcast.

Vago, JJ and their guests are some of the most knowledgeable people in the aerospace and defense sector— it’s a real treat to have such an informative show available in podcast form. Can’t get enough of it.

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