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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 ev…

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    DefAero JADC2 Report [Dec 02, '21] Bryan Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 34:33

    On this episode of the JADC2 Report, sponsored by L3Harris, Bryan Clark, a retired US Navy commander and submariner who is now the director of the Center for Defence Concepts and Technology at the Hudson Institute think tank, discusses the Navy's evolving approach to Joint All Domain Command and Control, the importance of bottom up experimentation, how JADC2 connects to the National Defense Strategy and the Global Force Posture Review, 5G and the future of military connectivity, why including synthetic training environments are key to future battle networks, and how to accelerate the fielding of the Pentagon's No. 1 modernization priority with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Northrop Grumman Cyber Report [Dec 01, 21]: Convo w/ Chris Painter

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 29:25

    On this week's Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Chris Painter, America's first chief cyber diplomat during the Obama administration and who is now with the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, discusses how civilians are increasingly caught in the middle of escalating cyber war between Israel and Iran, setting and enforcing cyber norms, international cooperation to counter state-driven cyber campaigns and ransomware, and whether lessons from other domains like space apply to cyberspace with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 30, 2021] Manufacturing Competitiveness & Update from I/ITSEC

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 31:22

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Raanan Horowitz, the president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America who was a member of the Reagan Institute's bipartisan task force on national security and US manufacturing competitiveness co-chaired by former Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marilyn Hewson and Bridgewater Associates CEO David McCormick, discusses the Institute's new report — “A Manufacturing Renaissance: Bolstering US Production for National Security and Economic Prosperity;” and Dr. Wes Naylor, a retired US Navy captain who is now the president of Fifty Pound Brains Ventures and a professor at the University of Central Florida's Institute for Simulation and Training, discusses key themes at this year's Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference that began today in Orlando, Fla., with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 29, 2021] Look Ahead w/ Byron Callan & Chris Servello

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 29:22

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guest Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpha Partners and Chris Servello, a founder of Provision Advisors public relations firm (and Defense and Aerospace team member) discuss the possible impacts of the new omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, the outlook for inflation as well as the continuing resolution, authoritarians and defense spending, Ukraine and a look at the week ahead including the I/ITSEC conference and tradeshow this week in Orlando, Fla., with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Nov 28, '21 Business Report]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 42:09

    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. Topics: — Implications of new Omicron COVID variant on global air travel, trade and economy — Inflation update as the holidays approach — Black Friday and belly cargo — Canada's decision to drop Boeing's F/A-18 from fighter competition, leaving the field to Lockheed Martin's F-35 and Saab's Gripen — Croatia picks former French Air Force Rafale jets by Dassault Aviation as its next fighter — What JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's comments about China and his double apologies mean

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 24, 2021] Michael Herson & Darrell Bricker

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 25:24

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Michael Herson of American Defense International discusses what's next when lawmakers return to Washington next week after Thanksgiving including the status of the $1.85 trillion Build Back Better initiative, the National Defense Authorization Act and debt ceiling discussions, appropriations and the CR; and Dr. Darrell Bricker, the CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs, discusses the global security survey released at the 2021 Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada, with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 23, 2021] Coast Guard Commandant Adm Karl Schultz

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 24:36

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell,  Adm. Karl Schultz, USCG, the 26th commandant of the US Coast Guard, discusses how the force is improving its great power capabilities, China's behavior in the Indo-Pacific, the key role his force can play regionally and worldwide, modernization priorities including offshore patrol vessels, the inland fleet as well as heavy and medium icebreakers, and the impact of climate change with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the 2021 Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 22, 2021] Byron Callan & HFX Forum Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 35:16

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners on the week ahead; Peter Van Praagh, founding President of the Halifax International Forum, on key takeaways from this year's gathering in Halifax, what to expect from HFX's forum next year in Taipei, and why it's important to meet in Taiwan; and Dr. Michael Auslin of the Hoover Institution, Heather Hurlburt of New America, and former Pentagon comptroller Dr. Dov Zakheim of the Center for Strategic and International Studies analyze the Halifax Forum with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Nov 21, '21 Business Report]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 37:32

    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. Topics: — Recap of the week on world markets — Austria joins the Netherlands in locking down as COVID surges and other nations consider following suit — Dubai Airshow highlights including Airbus' 4:1 order announcement advantage — MTU and P&W newsflow — Latest challenges facing Boeing's 787 Dreamliner program — Indonesia's decision to order two Airbus A400M transports — Egypt move ahead with Rafale acquisition from Dassault Aviation — One year delay expected as Lockheed Martin moves F-16 production from Fort Worth, Texas, to Greenville, SC — Why F-35 fighter production continues to hover around 159 jets annually — Prospect of full-year continuing resolution

    Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Nov 19, 21]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 27:28

    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. Michael Auslin, the Payson J Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and Heather Hurlburt, the director of the New Models of Policy Change project at the New America think tank's Political Reform program.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 18, 2021] CSIS' Karako on BMD

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 27:04

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guest Dr. Tom Karako, the director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the future of the US Navy's Aegis ballistic missile defense system at sea and ashore, how the iconic weapon system continues to be evolved to address emerging threats including from hypersonic weapons, an architectural approach to defeating hypersonic weapons that includes kinetic as well as electromagnetic and directed energy, the layered approach to developing US hypersonic capabilities and the what the Biden administration should bear in mind as it conducts its missile defense review with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. This podcast marks the start of a regular series on air and missile defense as well as long-range strike.

    Northrop Grumman Cyber Report [Nov 17, 21]: Leg Update & Worldwide Cyber Threats

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 26:47

    On this week's Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, USN Ret., the executive director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, with an update on the cyber aspects of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure act and President Biden's proposed $1.85 trillion Build Back Better initiative as well as the commission's proposals that are likely to be adopted by Congress in upcoming legislation; and J. Michael Daniel, the president and CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance, discusses the recent worldwide cyber threat report issued by Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 — produced in cooperation with CTA — with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 16, 2021] Steve Grundman on Strategic Thinking

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 19:48

    Steve Grundman, the director of the national security studies program at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University who is also a fellow at the Atlantic Council think tank, discusses how the program is evolving to enhance focus on strategic thinking and strategy development for future national security leaders, the “Old Believer” wargame that integrates soft and hard power as well and sophisticated information operations, and how to improve educating a new generation of more capable strategists with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 15, 2021] Look Ahead w/ Byron Callan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 19:27

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guest Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses what to watch and take note of over the coming week in DC and across the national and international security landscape.

    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Nov 14, '21 Business Report]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 51:36

    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. Topics: — The week on world markets as investors grapple with worst inflation in three decades — Rising covid rates as the Netherlands locks down again and implications for global air travel recovery — AerCap, QinetiQ and Hensoldt earnings — GE's decision to break up into aviation, energy and healthcare companies — BoA-AvWeek survey that finds strong market demand for a new Boeing middle market jetliners with 757-like capabilities to counter Airbus A321neo — Why the US military is unsuited to counter China — Look ahead to the Dubai Airshow

    Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Nov 12, 21]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 51:48

    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. Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia who is now the president of Farkas Global Strategies, Peter Van Praagh, the president of the Halifax International Security Forum and Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute. Topics: — Implications of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping's new elevated status and climate deal between Washington and Beijing — Russia's buildup of troops on the Ukraine border and Belarus' threats against energy flows to Europe — How Europe and America can deter Moscow and Minsk — Look ahead to the Halifax International Security Form that starts next week — HISF's forum in Taipei next year as China ratchets up pressure on Taiwan — Countering authoritarianism worldwide — Trump administration's rationale for firing then Defense Secretary Mark Esper — Politicization of coverage of DoD as Pentagon moves to address both China and Climate — Update on Iran nuclear negotiations and US delegations to Israel — A case for bigger US Navy budget for more ships and capabilities — Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed's concerns with industrial consolidation

    DEFAERO Andy Marshall Strategy Series w/ Frank Hoffman [Nov 11, '21]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 60:40

    Welcome to the DEFAERO Andy Marshall Strategy Series, our discussion with leading thinkers on security, business and technology, Dr. Frank Hoffman, a distinguished research fellow at the National Defense University who is among America's leading strategists and the author of “Mars Adapting: Military Change During War,” discusses the strategies America needs to prepare for future challenges, how strategies shape adversary behavior, lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan, how to accelerate innovation cycles, the “four faces” of strategy formulation and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. This conversation is part of a series of discussions with leading thinkers and strategists and dedicated to the memory of Andy Marshall, the former director of the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, and sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

    Northrop Grumman Cyber Report [Nov 10, 21]: CMMC 2.0

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 32:27

    On this week's Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Bob Metzger of the law firm of Rogers Joseph O'Donnell and Michael Speca, the president of cybersecurity firm Ardalyst, discuss the Biden administration's new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 that is consistent with government-wide National Institute for Standards and Technology cyber standards, how the new version differs from the older one, implementation timescales, addressing accreditation board concerns, how to help smaller firms improve their security and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 09, 2021] Mahnken & Cronin on Competing w/ China

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 37:26

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Dr. Tom Mahnken, the president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and Dr. Patrick Cronin, the Asia-Pacific chair at the Hudson Institute, discuss China's coordinated strategy of escalating regional tensions and saber-rattling to try to force the United States and its allies to back down, the keys to successful National, Defense, Indo-Pacific Strategies, preparing for a new nuclear age and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 08, 2021] Byron Callan & Air Force Education & Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 13:45

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, outlook for mergers and acquisitions in the wake of the ViaSat-Inmarsat deal, and a look at the week ahead; and Maj. Jesse Johnson, USAF, the commander of technical training transformation at the Air Education and Training Command, discusses how the force is harnessing cutting-edge technology to transform how it trains with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Nov 07, '21 Business Report]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 47:08

    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. Topics: — Week on world markets as investors respond to economic data, earnings and prospect of covid pills — Look at earnings takeaways as Crane, Huntington Ingalls Industries, L3Harris, Leidos, Leonardo, Maxar, Mercury Systems, Rheinmetall, SpiritAerosystems and others report — Air transport outlook as transatlantic travel opens up and airlines return wide-body aircraft like the A380 to service — Boeing settlement of a shareholder lawsuit against current and former directors — Whether Boeing can unlock value by breaking company up and selling units to rival firms — Legacy for former Airbus CEO Jean Pierson who died last week at age 80, leading the European firm from 1985-1998 and growing its market share from 17 to 40 percent — Roundup of major international ground combat vehicles competitions — Thoughts on the Navy's plan for a new generation fighter aircraft

    Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Nov 05, 21]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 49:05

    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,  and Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute. Topics: — Status of Biden's social spending package and bipartisan infrastructure measure — Congressional defense budgeting update — Political lessons and 2022 implications of last Tuesday's election outcomes, including Democratic rout in Virginia and close call in New Jersey — Takeaways from Pentagon's latest report on China's military modernization — Analysis of G20 and COP26 meetings — DoD's move to create key climate role as it faces growing infrastructure and future operational challenges — Latest on Iran nuclear negotiations

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 04, 2021] Todd Harrison & Heidi Grant

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 35:04

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses his latest report on how the Pentagon should execute its leading modernization priority — The Joint All Domain Command and Control system — and Heidi Grant, the outgoing director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the first civilian to hold the job, discusses lessons from more than three decades of government service, why America remains the full-spectrum strategic partner of choice, and shaping future security cooperation in a competitive era with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Northrop Grumman Cyber Report [Nov 03, 21]: Developing Cyber Professionals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 25:10

    On this week's Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Col. JC Vega, USA Ret., the chief information security officer at cybersecurity firm DEVO who co-founded the Army Cyber Institute at the US Military Academy, discusses why cyber education and training must change if the nation is to produce the talent it needs at the scale needed with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 02, 2021] Army's Smith & Hilbert

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 31:19


    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Maj. Gen. James Smith, USA, the commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and Brig. Gen. Joe Hilbert, USA, the commander of the 7th Army Training Command both discuss how their units — critical for supporting and training US and allied units in Europe to continue deterring Russia and honing high-end warfighting skills — with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interviews were conducted at the Association of the United States Army's 2021 annual meeting in Washington, DC, where our coverage was sponsored by RAFAEL USA.


    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 28, 2021] Byron Callan & RAFAEL's Yoav Har-Even

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 29:33

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners on defense and aerospace earnings takeaways, budget update and the week ahead; and retired Israel Army Maj. Gen. Yoav Har-Even, the president and CEO of RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems, discusses US market priorities, accelerating technology development and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. RAFAEL USA sponsored our coverage of the Association of the United States Army's recent 2021 annual meeting and tradeshow in Washington, DC.

    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Oct 31, '21 Business Report]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 46:44

    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. Topics: — Wall Street reaction to defense and aerospace earnings reports that warned of supply chain and labor shortfalls, surprising investors — Revenue warnings by aircraft makers Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman — Airbus, Safran and Thales earnings analysis — Changing nature of the competition between Boeing and Airbus for orders and how the American firm may find it increasingly difficult to recover lost market share — Business jet outlook as General Dynamics and Textron report earnings — G20 newsflow including implications of global minimum tax and transatlantic agreement on aluminum and steel tariffs — Whether the world faces another covid surge as virus spreads in Eastern Europe — American Airlines' operational challenges weeks after Southwest Airlines stumbles — Likelihood Turkey gets F-16 Fighting Falcon jets from Washington after termination of its role in Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter program

    Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Oct 29, 21]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 50:20

    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, Dr Gordon Adams, the senior White House budget official for national security during the Clinton administration who is now a distinguished fellow at the Quincy Institute and the Stimson Center as well as an American University professor emeritus, and Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute. Topics: — Update on Democratic efforts to forge a $1.85 trillion social package as defense debate stalls — Whether chaotic social reform legislative process will backfire on Democrats and alienate independents — Lawmakers' response to China's hypersonic weapon tests and testimony by the chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — The Biden administration's approach to China as a military threat and how to defend Taiwanese territory from attack — President Biden's trip to Europe and opportunity to bring allies together — Update on Iran nuclear negotiations and Israel's preparations in the event of future operation against Tehran

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 28, 2021] Army's Coffman on Next Generation Combat Vehicles

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 16:28

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Maj. Gen. Ross Coffman, USA, the director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team at the US Army Futures Command, discusses the array of vehicles the service is developing and the network that will connect them to allow the force to operate against any adversary whether in Asia, Europe, the desert, or the Arctic with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Northrop Grumman Cyber Report [Oct 27, 21]: Cyber Threat Alliance's Michael Daniel

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 28:28

    On this week's Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Michael Daniel, the president of the Cyber Threat Alliance, discusses ransomware gang REvil's accusation against the United States, the role of law enforcement, military and intelligence agencies in fighting ransomware attacks, next steps in the battle, the right policy carrots and sticks to improve private-sector security, and countering Russia's continuing cyber espionage operations with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 26, 2021] Pettyjohn & Wasser on Strategic Competition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 26:34

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Dr. Stacie Pettyjohn and Becca Wasser of the Center for a New American Security discuss their recent Foreign Policy article, 'Why the Pentagon Should Abandon ‘Strategic Competition' with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 25, 2021] Byron Callan & BAE's Signorelli

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 29:37

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners with a look ahead at the upcoming week and upcoming earnings; and Mark Signorelli, the vice president for business development at BAE Systems Platforms and Services, discusses the company's land warfare portfolio with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Oct 24, '21 Business Report]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 40:59

    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. Topics: — Roundup of the week on defense and aerospace stock performance on world markets — Commercial air travel demand and outlook for jetliner orders and deliveries — Drive to return mothballed aircraft back in service — Hexcel, Honeywell and Saab earnings as markets poised for results from leading US and European firms — China's hypersonic weapon tests and spending implications should Beijing deploy a Fractional Orbital Bombardment System

    Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Oct 22, 21]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 48:23

    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, Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dr. Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia who is now the president of Farkas Global Strategies and Chris Servello, a founder of Provision Advisors public relations firm (and Defense and Aerospace team member). Topics: — Congressional budget update as House and Senate appropriators hone in on 2022 Pentagon plus up — Sifting the fact and fiction from China's hypersonic missile tests earlier this summer — North Korea's test firing of its first submarine-launched ballistic missile — Ensuring Washington retains focus on Russia as it turns greater attention to China — Importance of the first ever meeting between Josep Burrell, the EU's foreign affairs and security policy high representative, and Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks — President Biden's statement that US has a commitment to support Taiwan in the event of an attack by China — Analysis of the US Navy's investigation into the fire that devastated the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard

    DEFAERO Andy Marshall Strategy Series w/ Michael Bayer [Oct 21, '21]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 50:38

    Welcome to the DEFAERO Andy Marshall Strategy Series, our discussion with leading thinkers on security, business and technology. Michael Bayer, former Defense Business Board chairman and president of the Dumbarton Strategies consultancy, discusses the critical need for Defense Department leaders to increase agility, improve how they think about the challenges and solutions, revamp their approach to talent management if the United States is to better address the challenges the nation faces with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. This conversation is part of a series of discussions with leading thinkers and strategists and dedicated to the memory of Andy Marshall, the former director of the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, and sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

    Northrop Grumman Cyber Report [Oct 20, 21]: USG/Int'l Progress on Ransomware & Supply Chain Security

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 36:16

    On this week's Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Dmitri Alperovich, the co-founder and former CTO of cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike who is now the cofounder and executive chairman of the Silverado Policy Accelerator and John Cofrancesco of Fortress Information Security discuss progress being made across government and the international community in improving cybersecurity and specifically responding to ransomware and supply chain security challenges with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 13, 2021] DCMA's Bassett on Smart Contracting

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 21:00

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Lt. Gen. Dave Bassett, USA, the director of the Defense Contract Management Agency, discusses how smart contracting can save money, lessons from the covid pandemic that can be applied to future crises, accelerating acquisition and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Association of the United States Army's 2021 meeting in Washington DC. Our AUSA coverage was sponsored by RAFAEL USA.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 18, 2021] Remembering Colin Powell

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 38:09


    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, remembering the life and lasting legacy of Gen. Colin Powell, USA Ret., former national security advisor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State with Dr. Harlan Ullman, who taught Powell at the National War College, former Pentagon Comptroller Dr. Dov Zakheim, and former Defense Business Board Chairman Michael Bayer.


    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Oct 17, '21 Business Report]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 47:16

    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. Topics: — Roundup of the week on world markets — Airbus and Boeing commercial airliner deliveries — Latest Boeing challenges including new 787 manufacturing problems and indictment of a former 737 Max test pilot accused of misleading federal regulators — The real causes of Southwest Airlines' recent hiccups — Takeaways from the National Business Aviation Association and Association of the United States Army's annual meetings — Gen. Sir Nick Carter's legacy and priorities for his successor as Britain's Chief of Defence Staff, current First Sea Lord Adm. Sir Tony Radakin

    Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Oct 15, 21]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 48:17

    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 and Steve Grundman of the Atlantic Council and the Grundman Advisory consultancy. Topics: — Congressional update as US borrowing limit is raised and Democrats work to forge a compromise spending package — Implications of budget deliberations and new Biden administration climate strategy on Pentagon spending — Whether allegations by former USAF software chief Nick Chaillan will drive DoD to address known cyber software and hardware vulnerabilities — Inflation impact on the Pentagon's spending power — How China's economic stumble could ripple across the global economy — Beijing's continuing provocations across the Pacific and America's allies increase their cooperation in the region and beyond — Europe's continuing shift on its view of China as Beijing's muscular stance alienates potential partners — UK investment in Africa ports to contest growing Chinese regional role — Takeaways from the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting this week and Cold War lessons from the US Army in Europe that are applicable today  — Israel's about face on the Iran nuclear deal, Israel's air strike in Syria and what's next in Afghanistan

    Northrop Grumman Cyber Report: [Oct 14, 21] Review of Latest Cyber Headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 22:59

    On this week's Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Justin Sherman of the Atlantic Council think tank and a Wired magazine contributor, discusses former USAF software chief Nick Chaillan's regarding the Pentagon's inability to improve its cyber defenses, grading the Biden administration's cyber team, the White House's drive to bring nations together to counter ransomware and national security takeaways from Facebook hearings with whistleblower Frances Haugen with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 13, 2021] AUSA Day 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 34:40


    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Gen. James McConville, USA, the 40th US Army chief of staff, discusses deterring China, more hard choices, budget outlook, talent management and driving change at speed; Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners with key takeaways from this years Association of the United States Army's annual meeting; and Laura Winter, the host of upcoming The Downlink podcast discusses American icon William Shatner's trip aboard a Blue Origin New Sheperd to become the oldest person in suborbital space with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.


    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 12, 2021] AUSA Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 48:06

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Maj. Gen. Wally Rugen, USA, the director of the Future Vertical Lift cross-foundational team at US Army Futures Command, discusses when the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft contract will be awarded, lessons from FLRAA that are applicable to the Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft, flexible requirements and speeding acquisitions; Elbit Systems of America CEO Raanan Horowitz on innovation, Buy American concerns, and rising labor and material costs; and Chris Dougherty of the Center for a New American Security on US Army leadership messaging with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 11, 2021] AUSA Day 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 45:36

    On our coverage of Day One of the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting, Dana Mehnert, president of L3Harris Communication Systems business segment, discusses how the company's merger between L3 Communications and Harris has allowed the united firm to win new contracts, how to execute JADC2, and accelerating program development; GM Defense President Steve duMont on new variants of the company's Infantry Squad Vehicle and growth opportunities; and Maj. Gen. John Ferrari, USA Ret., of the American Enterprise Institute, discusses key takeaways from the first day of this three-day conference with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Oct 10, '21 Business Report]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 44:07

    On this episode of the Business Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are  Lt.  Gen Guy Swan, USA (ret.), AUSA vice president of education, “Rocket Ron” Epstein, PhD, of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group consultancy and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners. Topics: — Remembering Gen. Ray Odierno and his legacy of lifelong service — A look at the week on Walk Street as investors grappled with economic data and rising tensions in Asia — Commercial aviation update including Air Asia and Jet2Go orders for Airbus A321neo — Emirates CEO Tim Clark's frustration with Boeing over 777X delay — Look ahead at what to expect at the upcoming National Business Aviation Association and Association of the United States Army conferences — Bell's decision to re-engine its V280 Valor tiltrotor that's competing for the Army's Future Long Range Assault Aircraft contract — Whether the Celera 500L piston-engine powered business aircraft is too good to be true

    Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable Oct 08, 21]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 45:19

    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, Dr Gordon Adams, the senior White House budget official for national security during the Clinton administration who is now a distinguished fellow at the Quincy Institute and the Stimson Center as well as an American University professor emeritus, and Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute. Topics: — Update on NDAA and appropriations, increased borrowing limit that will forestall debt default until after Dec. 3, and slimmed down Democratic spending — Beijing's increasingly larger formations of aircraft that are testing Taiwanese air defenses — Risks of the new strategy as scores of Chinese fighter, bombers and patrol aircraft operate near Taiwan — Outlook for Chinese economy as Evergrande and other institutions suffer setbacks — Prospects that Beijing, sensing decline, will move against Taiwan sooner than later — Whether a shift in US policy toward Taiwan would improve deterrence or undermine it — Bombing of Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed 48 — USS Connecticut's mystery collision in the South China Sea that injured 11 aboard the Seawolf-class attack sub

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 07, 2021] Radakin Named as UK CDS; China as Declining Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 31:12

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell,  Adm. Sir George Zambellas, Royal Navy Ret., the former UK First Sea Lord, discusses the appointment of Royal Navy First Sea Lord Adm. Sir Tony Radakin as the next UK Chief of Defence Staff to succeed British Army Gen. Sir Nick Carter on Nov. 30, priorities for the force, driving innovation, the AUKUS deal and how to best equip the Royal Australian Navy with nuclear-powered submarines; and Dr. Hal Brands of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the article he co-authored with Dr. Michael Beckley of Tufts University and AEI — “China is a declining power — and that's the problem: The United States needs to prepare for a major war, not because its rival is rising but because of the opposite“ with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Northrop Grumman Cyber Report: [Oct 06 , 21] Achieving Tailored Cyber Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 21:38

    On this week's Cyber Report, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Michael Speca, the president of Ardalyst discusses the key themes from the Mandiant Cyber Defense Summit held this week in Washington, DC--what more remote working and remote learning means for the government and civilian sector, the cost of increased reliance on the cloud, rising activity by more sophisticated threat actors and the associated rising business and financial risks from these threats and opportunities.

    [Oct 05, 2021] Sam Bendett & Latest Thales Offerings for Future Vertical Lift

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 29:03

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell,  Sam Bendett, a member of the Russia team at the Center for Naval Analyses, discusses rising tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran over transit rights through the autonomous Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh, Moscow's regional role, joint Azeri-Turkish-Georgian military exercises, and what's next; and Ryan Walters, a distinguished former US Army aviator who is now the Future Vertical Lift and Rotary Wing business development manager at Thales Visionix discusses the company's AirMaster C compact radar, FlytX tactile large cockpit displays, and Scorpion helmet-mounted display with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

    Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 04, 2021] Byron Callan & GE Marine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 27:05

    On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses Democratic and bipartisan spending plans, the defense implications if President Biden's $3.5 trillion measure fails and a look at the week ahead; and George Awiszus, the director of military marine marketing and business development for GE Marine Solutions, discusses the company's US and international naval propulsion business including the Constellation-class frigate program and electric drive technologies with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Huntington Ingalls Industries and GE Marine sponsored our coverage of the Navy League's 2021 Sea Air Space show, while Fincantieri Marinette Marine sponsors our naval coverage.

    Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast [Oct 03, '21 Business Report]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 40:33

    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. Topics: — Look at US and European broader market drivers — Investor concerns about the rising prospects for conflict between the United States and China — Whether covid pandemic masked Brexit driven impact on UK economy — Military and commercial takeaways from the Zhuhai Air Show — Boeing's $24 billion contract to sustain the US Air Force's C-17 transport fleet — F-35 Lightning II fighter production rates — Growing cooperation between France and Greece — Speculation regarding Lockheed Martin CEO Jim Taiclet's comments regarding a new program at the company's Skunk Works unit that has both domestic and international appeal — Gulfstream's new business jets in advance of the National Business Aviation Association's upcoming annual tradeshow

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