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We cover everything about the business of defense, from big Pentagon procurement programs to budget battles on Capitol Hill. It's The Business End, hosted by John Robinson, managing editor of Defense Daily. Check us out online at www.defensedaily.com.

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We cover everything about the business of defense, from big Pentagon procurement programs to budget battles on Capitol Hill. It's The Business End, hosted by John Robinson, managing editor of Defense Daily. Check us out online at www.defensedaily.com.

    Columbia-Class: Modernizing the Nuclear Triad's Sea Leg

    Columbia-Class: Modernizing the Nuclear Triad's Sea Leg

    In October, the Navy will award the contract for the first Columbia-class strategic submarine, meant to replace the aging Ohio-class subs; a program with strong bipartisan support expected to cost more than $110 billion dollars.
    John is joined by Rich Abott, Defense Daily's Navy and missile defense reporter.

    • 18 min
    The T-53 Engine: Powering Military Rotorcraft from Huey to K-Max

    The T-53 Engine: Powering Military Rotorcraft from Huey to K-Max

    More than fifty million flight hours have been logged with the T-53 turboshaft engine, powering military aircraft including the UH-1 Huey, the AH-1 Cobra, and recently the Kaman K-Max, which the U.S. Marine Corps has used for unmanned cargo delivery missions in dangerous situations.
    Guest host Woodrow Bellamy III talks with four experts to understand the ecosystem behind the iconic T-53 engine and what future applications may look like.
    This episode is sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace.

    • 30 min
    Counter-UAS: Keeping Drones Off the Runway

    Counter-UAS: Keeping Drones Off the Runway

    As drone proliferate, both clueless operators and those with criminal intent pose a threat to airports and other critical infrastructure. John talks with homeland security reporter Cal Biesecker on progress across the federal government on testing and procuring counter-drone systems that can be deployed in crowded environments.
    This episode is sponsored by Boeing. Sponsors have no input on editorial direction or coverage.

    • 30 min
    FAA’s Military ADS-B Exemption Policy

    FAA’s Military ADS-B Exemption Policy

    On January 1, 2020, all aircraft flying in controlled airspace will be required to equip ADS-B Out transponders, which constantly broadcast location and identifying information.
    The FAA does have a military exemption policy in place, but it's still an expensive and contested mandate. Woodrow Bellamy III, editor-in-chief of Avionics International, joins the pod to discuss.
    This episode is sponsored by Boeing. Sponsors have no input on editorial direction or coverage.

    • 19 min
    Boeing and Northrop Fight for GBSD

    Boeing and Northrop Fight for GBSD

    Tensions are building — or perhaps have boiled over — between Boeing and Northrop Grumman on potentially $100 billion worth of work, over five decades, replacing and maintaining the ground-based leg of the U.S. strategic deterrent.
    John is joined by nuclear guru Dan Leone to break down the conflict between two industrial base powerhouses over the GBSD program.

    • 25 min
    Army Futures Command, One Year Out

    Army Futures Command, One Year Out

    At the end of July, the Army announced its new Futures Command had reached full operational capacity at its headquarters in Austin, Texas, about one year after its launch.
    So what has the reorganization accomplished, or laid the groundwork for? John is joined by Army and cyber reporter Matthew Beinart to discuss the new command, run through the six modernization priorities and look ahead to Year 2.
    This episode is sponsored by Boeing. Sponsors have no input on editorial direction or coverage.

    • 22 min

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