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 Report Podcast [Washington Roundtable Dec 01, ’23]
On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, 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 lawmakers’ moves to lay the foundations for a budget deal, nearly 700 military officers except four-stars could be confirmed soon, what’s next in Israel-Hamas war, NATO reaffirms support for Ukraine, implications of Geert Wilders’ win in the Netherlands, US-India relations in the wake of Washington’s move to prosecute Indian national for trying to assassinate American Sikh leader on US soil, Henry Kissinger’s legacy, and what to expect from this year’s Reagan National Defense Forum.
Defense & Aerospace Air Power Podcast [Nov 30, 23] Ep43: Less Filling, Fights Great
The less fuel you have to carry and the fewer aircraft needed to support the sharp end of the spear, the more effective you can be in combat. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy Roberto Guerrero tells us how it’s done and blows our mind with some savings numbers. We have this week’s headlines in airpower. And it’s all powered by GE Aerospace!
Tech Report [Nov 29, 23] Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference Update
On this week’s Technology Report, Dr. Wes Naylor, a retired US Navy captain and former commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training and Simulation Division who is now the CEO of Helicon Chemical, and Chris Servello, the co-host of the Cavas Ships podcast and Defense & Aerospace Report producer who is a co-founder of the Provision Advisor PR firm, discuss takeaways from this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), technologies that will shape the future of training and simulation that in turn will shape large-scale synthetic environments and CJADC2, the Biden administration’s new supply chain approach and cyber security, as well as the legacy of Rear Adm. Jim Robb, USN Ret., who as president of the National Defense Industrial Association’s National Training and Simulation Association was a driving force in I/ITSEC’s growth with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Daily Podcast [Nov 28, 23] Ilan Berman on Russian Disinformation and the Western Response
On today’s program, sponsored by Bell, Ilan Berman, the president of the American Foreign Policy Council, discusses his new report — “Challenging Moscow’s Message: Russian Disinformation and the Western Response” — the history of Russian disinformation efforts, its successful Cold War campaigns as well as its more recent efforts, how to counter disinformation, and lessons from Israel’s war on Hamas in the wake of the Oct. 7 terror attacks with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Daily Podcast [Nov 27, 23] Sam Bendett on Russia-Ukraine & Byron Callan’s Week Ahead
On today’s program, sponsored by HII, Sam Bendett of the Center for Naval Analyses discusses the long-range unmanned systems duel between Ukraine and Russia as Moscow strikes Ukrainians targets and Kyiv responds, Russia’s improvements on Iran’s Shahed-136 attack drones that are not being produced outside Moscow, Russia’s improving capabilities and how Ukraine is adapting, how Iran, North Korea and Turkey are helping the Russian war effort, and Vladimir Putin’s comments at the AI Journey conference; and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses the six key questions to consider about the future of defense spending as the outlook for the Pentagon budget outlook as well as aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan remains uncertain, what to expect at the upcoming Reagan National Defense Forum, and a look at the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Nov 26, ’23 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 Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian to discuss the week on world markets, the rebound in air travel that surpasses 2019 record, FAA decision to clear Boeing’s 737 Max 10 for flight testing, takeaways from Rheinmetall and Hensoldt’s capital market days, shifting investor sentiment on outlook for defense spending, future of Airbus Defense & Space, implications of jamming over the Middle East and around Ukraine that’s interfering with commercial air travel, and the rationale for a larger generation of unmanned aircraft for the Royal Navy.
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.
Going down hill
Listened to this podcast for years. Coverage since the Israel-Hamas war has become super bias. Take the time to find better guests. Listening to your talks now days sounds like fox on Obama or msnbc on trump. Do better.
Vago and co are the best in the biz. Must listen for all this defense and aerospace.