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Defense & Aerospace Report, sponsored by Bell

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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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DEFAERO Strategy Series w/ CSIS' [Aug 11, ’22] CSIS' Mark Cancian

Col. Mark Cancian, USMC Ret., a senior advisor with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses how to structure productive wargames, their value, the importance of playing games repeatedly, the takeaways from his ongoing series of games focused on a Chinese invasion of Taiwan that could improve US strategy and capabilities acquisition, capabilities needed against China and Russia, examples of good and bad strategy and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. This conversation is sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and devoted to the memory of one of the nation’s greatest national security strategists, Andy Marshall, the former director of the Pentagon’s office of net assessment. The strategy series is not affiliated with the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation.

52m
Aug 11
Cyber Report [Aug 10, 22] Hudson's Ezra Cohen on Improving National Cyber Defenses

On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Ezra Cohen, an adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute who served as the acting under secretary of defense for intelligence during the Trump administration, discusses authorities needed to improve national cyber defenses, the logic of separating the National Security Agency and the US Cyber Command, cyber lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine and Chinese operations, role of US government in information warfare, and speeding security clearances with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

27m
Aug 10
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Aug 09, 2022] AIA's Eric Fanning

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Eric Fanning, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, discusses takeaways from the recent Farnborough International Airshow, the outlook for US defense spending, implications of the CHIPS plus legislation and the climate-healthcare-tax package that cleared the Senate over the weekend and faces House passage, how to address inflation, supply chain and workforce challenges, improving the relationship between government and industry, and the evolving antitrust approach of the Biden administration as officials revisit Northrop Grumman‘s acquisition of OrbitalATK with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

36m
Aug 09
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Aug 08, 2022] Byron Callan’s Week Ahead & ASTRAIUS' Kevin Seymour

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses China’s effort to intimidate Taiwan with military exercises around the island nation, analyses the defense and aerospace implications of the new climate-healthcare-tax deal as well as the Chips Plus legislation, and deeper analysis of trends in recent second quarter earnings, and looks at the week ahead; and Kevin Seymour, the CEO of ASTRAIUS, discusses how the UK-US based small and medium satellite launch company can revolutionize the market for truly operationally responsive space using military and civilian transport aircraft with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

34m
Aug 08
Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Aug 06, ’22 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 AeroDynamic Advisory and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners. Topics: — Broader market update and defense and aerospace performance as positive jobs numbers drive inflation concerns — Low cost as the driver of JetBlue Airways’ $3.7 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines and the US Special Operations Command’s decision to pick the Sky Warden by L3Harris and Air Tractor for the Armed Overwatch Program — A look at earnings takeaways as Air Lease, Bombardier, Embraer, Hensoldt, HII, Leidos, Mercury Systems, Parsons, Rheinmetall, Rolls-Royce, Spirit Aerosystems, Teledyne, and Triumph Group report second quarter and first half 2022 results — Airbus cancels Qatar Airways A350 order in the wake of the suppliers’ cancellation of the Gulf carrier’s A321 purchase in a dispute over the quality of the European company’s aircraft — Insights from Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s meeting with Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury and CFO Dominic Asam

44m
Aug 07
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Aug 05, ’22]

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, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security, Michael Herson of American Defense International and Dr. Tom Karako, the director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Topics: — Update on National Defense Authorization Act and appropriations deliberations that are expected to yield a $60 billion increase over the Biden administration’s 2023 Pentagon budget request — President Biden’s successful weeks that include CHIPS Plus passage and PACT Act votes, plus the reconciliation deal that will secure Senate passage of his signature climate, healthcare and tax package — Whether dropping gas prices, legislative wins and opposition to abortion bans change political prospects for mid-term elections in November for GOP to retake House and Democrats to retain Senate — Whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s historic visit to Taipei was an unnecessary provocation or merely an opportunity for China to manufacture outrage to stage live-fire aimed at intimidating Taiwan and the region — What’s next in Russia’s war on Ukraine as Washington increases sanctions and promises more amid as Kyiv prepares an new offensive — Will Washington send Moscow the wrong signal by trading arms dealer Victor Bout and KGB murderer Vadin Krasikov for hostages like Brittany Griner and Paul Whelan — Message in 95-1 Senate approval for Finland and Sweden to join NATO — Biden’s precision strike that killed Al Qaida leader and 9/11 Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul and whether the move validates the administration’s over the horizon strategy to hold terrorists at risk, a year after America’s shambolic withdrawal from Afghanistan — Deputy Defense Secretary Kath Hicks’ decision to tap the US Air Force for the homeland cruise missile and unmanned aircraft defense mission and funding a mission that is equally important in the Pacific as in Europe

50m
Aug 05
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Aug 04, 2022] C3.ai's Tom Siebel

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Tom Siebel, the chairman and CEO of C3.ai, discusses the Pentagon’s approach to harnessing artificial intelligence for military applications, the importance of leveraging commercial technology for rapid adoption, AI as a service, and how the company plans to grow its DoD business through investment in technology and people like former Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. John Hyten, USAF Ret., with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

37m
Aug 04
Cyber Report [Aug 03, 22] CNAS' Daniel Silverberg on Cybersecurity Threats & Information Sharing

On this week’s Cyber Report, Daniel Silverberg, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and the managing director of the corporate practice at the Capstone consultancy discusses cybersecurity threats and information sharing following the July 28 CNAS  hosted virtual discussion with Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology at the National Security Council.

32m
Aug 03
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Aug 02, 2022] CNA's Bendett & Sikorsky's Lemmo

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Sam Bendett of the Center for Naval Analyses discusses the status of Russia’s war on Ukraine, what’s next in the conflict, how new weapons are changing Kyiv’s capabilities and how Moscow is responding, and ways that China could help Russia in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei; and Sikorsky President Paul Lemmo on the company’s Raider and Defiant aircraft competing for the US Army’s Future Vertical Lift competitions, supply chains and inflation, and delivering programs faster with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

29m
Aug 02
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Jun 27, 2022] Byron Callan’s Aug Scorecard & Week Ahead

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses DoD’s budget increase, Russia’s stalemated war on Ukraine, Poland’s decision to buy South Korean weapons and new entrants into the defense market, takeaways from recent defense and aerospace earnings disclosures, share buybacks and corporate investment, the Biden administrations move to revisit Northrop Grumman’s acquisition of Orbital ATK, and a look at the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

30m
Aug 01
Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Jul 31, ’22 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 AeroDynamic Advisory and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners. Topics: — Wall Street posts a strong week as Washington debates whether America is in recession and markets brace for higher inflation — Performance of aerospace and defense shares on markets as companies report second quarter and first half 2022 earnings — Potential travel impact of  World Health Organization’s decision to label monkeypox as a public health emergency — Expectations and reality regarding defense spending as Poland sends Germany a message in major arms order from South Korea — How supply chain challenges might give South Korean suppliers a tail wind — Supply chain, inflation and workforce emerge as common themes as Airbus, Albany, Babcock, BAE Systems, Boeing, Crane, Garmin, General Dynamics, HEICO, Hexcel, L3Harris, Leonardo, MTU, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, Rheinmetall, Safran, Teledyne, and Textron report — Analysis of Airbus and Boeing results as giants grapple with supply chain challenges with implications across the commercial aviation ecosystem

49m
Jul 31
Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Jul 24, ’22 Business Report]

On this episode of the Business Podcast, sponsored by Bell, in segment one on our guest is Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International; in segment two we talk to our round table “Rocket Ron” Epstein, PhD, of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Richard Aboulafia of AeroDynamic Advisory and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners. Topics: — Broader market and Farnborough International Airshow impact on defense and aerospace stocks — Lockheed Martin, Saab and Thales earnings takeaways — Analysis of major Farnborough headlines including commercial aircraft orders, defense spending and announcements, sustainability and supply chains — Japan joins UK-Sweden-Italy Tempest next-generation combat aircraft program — Whether industrial partners on French-German-Spanish SCAF future fighter program will reach agreement by year’s end and absent agreement Airbus might turn toward Team Tempest  — Czech decision to acquire F-35 Lightning II — Cost of replacing Russian and Chinese firms from supply chains as well as energy impact — Federal Trade Commission decision to open investigation into Northrop Grumman’s 2018 acquisition of Orbital ATK — Look ahead to Boeing, General Dynamics, Hexcel, L3Harris, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies earnings

57m
Jul 24
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Jul 22, ’22]

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, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security and Michael Herson of American Defense International. Topics: — Update on Senate version of National Defense Authorization Act and appropriations process — CHIPS-USICA, Reconciliation and Build Back Better sagas — Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenskyy’s visit to Washington and congressional support for Kyiv — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s statement that Moscow’s plan is to seize more Ukrainian territory than Donbas and Luhansk — EU moves to curb demand for Russian energy as Moscow restarts gas flows to Europe to demonstrate Vladimir Putin’s leverage and divide the alliance — Whether this is President Biden’s “Berlin Airlift” moment to quickly ship oil and gas to Europe to counter Russia’s weaponization of energy supplies — China’s alliance with Russia and the new weapons Beijing is preparing to field — Chinese reaction to reports at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is planning to visit Taiwan — Sri Lanka’s instability and implications for the region — Tehran meeting of Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Turkey’s Recip Tayip Erdogan and Putin — Assessment of Biden’s Saudi Arabia visit

45m
Jul 22
Daily Podcast [Jul 21, 2022] Northrop Grumman's Tom Jones & Farnborough Day 4 Recap

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Tom Jones, the president of Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector, discusses accelerating acquisition, how the B-21 bomber program is moving fast, what it will take to ensure the US Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance effort is a success, USAF Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown’s Integrated by Design concept, and mitigating supply chains and inflation impacts; and Dr. “Rocket” Ron Epstein of Bank of America Merrill Lynch with his key takeaways from this week’s Farnborough International Airshow with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

27m
Jul 21
Daily Podcast [Jul 20, 2022] Airbus Defence's Mike Schoellhorn & Farnborough Day 3 Recap

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Mike Schoellhorn, the chief executive officer of Airbus Defence & Space, discusses the change in security environment in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, grappling with supply chain challenges, substituting Russian and Chinese suppliers, the France-German-Spanish SCAF combat aircraft program, and growing in the US market; and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses takeaways from the first three days of the Farnborough International Airshow with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

33m
Jul 20
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Jul 19, 2022] Boeing's Ted Colbert & Farnborough Day 2 Recap

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Ted Colbert, the president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, discusses lessons from the company’s challenges, culture change, improving integration with allies and partners, moving faster and the future of military aviation; and Richard Aboulafia of the Aerodynamic Advisory consultancy on key headlines from Day Two of the Farnborough International Airshow with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

32m
Jul 19
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Jul 18, 2022] Sec Frank Kendall & Farnborough Day 1 Recap

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall discusses lessons from Russia’s Ukraine war, improving alliance interoperability, addressing fast-moving needs, nuclear modernization and the Next Generation Air Dominance program; and Sash Tusa of the independent equity research firm Agency Partners discusses the British government’s announcement that Japan would be joining the UK-Sweden-Italy Tempest future combat aircraft program with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

28m
Jul 18
Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Jul 17, ’22 Business Report]

On this episode of the Business Podcast, sponsored by Bell, in segment one on our guest is Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International; in segment two we talk to our round table “Rocket Ron” Epstein, PhD, of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Richard Aboulafia of AeroDynamic Advisory and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners. Topics: — Countdown to the start of the Farnborough International Airshow — US and European defense and aerospace market performance — Commercial air travel update as domestic and international flights delayed by range of factors — Look ahead to key issues and themes worth tracking at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow

46m
Jul 17
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Jul 15, ’22]

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, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security and Michael Herson of American Defense International. Topics: — Update on authorization and appropriations, reconciliation, BBB and USICA — Latest on Russia’s war on Ukraine as Moscow grinds ahead while using energy and food as weapons to divide the Western alliance — The need to accelerate weapons shipments to Ukraine while also helping speed training — China’s increasing propaganda campaign to undermine US leadership in Asia against Beijing — Japan’s security agenda in the wake of LDP victory and the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — President Biden’s warm welcome to Israel and pledge with Prime Minister Yair Lapid to prevent a nuclear Iran — What Biden can achieve in Saudi Arabia — Concerns among America’s allies on slow pace of arms exports

51m
Jul 15
Daily Podcast [Jul 14, 2022] Review of the First Half of 2022 w/ Patrick Cronin and Randy Schriver

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute and Randy Schriver, a former assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs who’s now the chairman of the Project 2049 Institute discuss major issues with China and across Indo-Pacom during the first half of 2022 that will shape the rest of the year and beyond with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

33m
Jul 14
Cyber Report [Jul 13, 22] First Half of '22 Headline Review w/ Jim Lewis & Mark Montgomery

On this week’s Cyber Report, Dr. Jim Lewis, the director of the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, USN Ret., the senior director of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and a Cyberspace Solarium Commission senior advisor, review key cyber events in 2022 and what to expect through the end of the year with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

27m
Jul 13
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Jul 11, 2022] CAVAS Ships Team Reviews First Half of 2022

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Chris Cavas and Chris Servello, the co-hosts of the CavasShips podcast discuss major Navy issues in the first half of 2022 that will shape the rest of the year and beyond with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

31m
Jul 12
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Jul 11, 2022] Byron Callan Review of the First Half of 2022

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses major issues in the first half of 2022 that will shape the rest of the year and beyond, and a look ahead at the week with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

26m
Jul 11
Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Jul 10, ’22 Business Report]

On this episode of the Business Podcast, sponsored by Bell, in segment one on our guest is David Tweedie, the general manager for advanced combat engines at GE Edison Works dedicated to the research, development and production of advanced technology military power plants; in segment two our guest is Joe Muir, the aerospace commercial director at Farnborough International; in segment three we talk to our round table “Rocket Ron” Epstein, PhD, of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Richard Aboulafia of AeroDynamic Advisory and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners. Topics: — Update on GE’s XA100 adaptive cycle jet engine for future programs as well as an alternative power plant for the F-35 Lightning II — Look ahead to the Aerospace Global Forum at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow — Analysis of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation and who will replace him as Defence Secretary Ben Wallace withdraws from race — Analysis of Boeing CEO David Calhoun’s comments regarding possible termination of 737 Max 10 jetliner — Broader market drivers for the week and defense and aerospace stock performance — Airbus six-month delivery figures — Move by Russian commercial aircraft lessors to return their Western aircraft

52m
Jul 10
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Jul 08, ’22]

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, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute, Dr. Kathleen McInnis, the director of the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security. Topics: — Legacy of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the wake of his assassination during a campaign rally outside Osaka — Beijing’s statement that unification with Taiwan a matter of Chinese rejeuvenation — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation, his legacy and who might succeed him at No. 10 — Joint MI5-FBI statement on China, and Director of National Intelligence’s warning on Beijing’s efforts to influence US state and local governments — Turkey’s decision to allow a Russian ship carrying stolen Ukrainian grain to leave a Turkish port — Update on President Biden’s trip to the Middle East and status of Iran nuclear talks

54m
Jul 08
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Jul 07, 2022] Russo-Ukraine Update & Boris Johnson's Resignation

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Sam Bendett of the Center for Naval Analyses and a visiting fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses Russia’s grinding advance into Ukrainian territory, how Western weapons are helping Kyiv, Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on Russians, and an update on Moscow’s tactics and new weapons; and Dr. Alex Walmsley of the Royal United Services Institute among many other affiliations on the resignation of Boris Johnson as Britain’s prime minister, likely successors and the budget outlook for UK military modernization with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

32m
Jul 07
Cyber Report [Jul 06, 22] '22 Malware Lessons & Growing Cyber Literacy

On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Robert Salvia, Fortress’ vice president for professional services, discusses WatchGuard’s first quarter threat report on ransomware, how threat awareness is improving and the balance between good guys and bad ones; and Philip Niedermair and David Moon of the National Cyber Group discuss how the company is working to fill a growing workforce gap that needs to be bridged for the nation’s security and economic prosperity, and the need for better through life cyber literacy and education with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

34m
Jul 06
Daily Podcast [Jul 05, 2022] Bryan Clark on Building a Team for Next Generation Air Dominance

On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Cdr. Bryan Clark, USN Ret., the director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Defence Concepts and Technology, discusses the report he co-authored with his colleague Dan Patt — “Building a Team for Next Generation Air Dominance” — what’s needed to achieve the necessary teaming across manned and unmanned platforms as well as between the Air Force and Navy as well as with allies, the need for subsystems commonality across platforms, and an update on Japanese-American military cooperation with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

29m
Jul 05
Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Jul 04, ’22 Business Report]

On this episode of the Business Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guest in segment one is Kevin Craven, CEO of ADS Group; in segment two our roundtable with “Rocket Ron” Epstein, PhD, of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Richard Aboulafia of AeroDynamic Advisory and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners. Topics: — US and European markets roundup including defense and aerospace sector stock performance — Takeaways from NATO’s summit meeting and whether readiness goals are realistic much less achievable — US move to allow Turkey to acquire more F-16 fighters and Sweden’s decision to buy as many as four Saab GlobalEye airborne warning and control aircraft — Air travel outlook as carriers struggle to meet surging post-pandemic demand — Chinese orders for some 200 Airbus A321neo aircraft as Boeing urges the US government to soften stance on China so Beijing orders more American jets — Update commercial space launch market as Virgin Orbit places seven DoD satellites into orbit

47m
Jul 04
Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Jul 01, ’22]

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, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security, Heather A. Conley, president of the German Marshall Fund and Chris Servello, a founder of Provision Advisors public relations firm (and Defense and Aerospace team member). Topics: — Key takeaways from consequential NATO summit that included a new strategy, new US headquarters in Poland, growing rapid reaction force to 300,000, and technology investment — Analysis of alliance’s new strategic concept and Turkey’s decision, for now, to allow Finland and Sweden to join NATO in exchange for tougher stance on terrorism — Whether alliance has staying power in the face of Russian efforts to undermine cohesion using energy, food and propaganda as weapons — Beijing’s view of NATO summit and G7 pressure on Russia — Xi Jinping’s trip to Hong Kong on 25th anniversary of city’s turnover from British to Chinese rule — Update on impending Israeli election and Iran nuclear talks — Challenges recent Supreme Court verdicts on guns, abortion, religion and government’s regulatory limits have on the Pentagon and military members — Global perceptions of high court’s rulings

57m
Jul 01