AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Lt. Gen. L. Scott “Catfish” Rice, USAF, the director of the Air National Guard, discusses preparations for Hurricane Maria, Harvey and Irma relief, the readiness of his force and modernization with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show on Sept. 20, 2017. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage of AFA was sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Gen. Mike “Mobile” Holmes, commander of the US Air Force’s Air Combat Command, discusses the future of air power, how to maintain American superiority, accelerating decision-making, improving readiness and more in a wide-ranging Sept. 19, 2017, interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show in National Harbor, Md. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Greg Caires, vice president for corporate communications, North America, at Cobham, discusses the sensor system the company has developed for the US Air Force to monitor pilot physiology and cabin conditions to prevent in-flight hypoxia during a Sept. 20, 2017, interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show in National Harbor, Md. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Tom Conard, Boeing’s T-X Capture Team lead, discusses the advantages of the Boeing/SAAB T-X trainer over its competitors in the US Air Force’s T-X Trainer Competition, its design philosophy and approach, and Saab’s commitment to building its portions of the aircraft within the US during a Sept. 19, 2017, interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show in National Harbor, Md. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Mike Griswold, capture lead for Lockheed Martin’s T-50 program, discusses the advantages of the Lockheed Martin/KAI T-50 aircraft-training system combo — the company’s entry into the US Air Force’s T-X Trainer competition — and says it’s ready to immediately start production on it if it wins during a Sept. 19, 2017, interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show in National Harbor, Md. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies & Leonardo DRS.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Gen. Ron Fogleman, USAF Ret., former US Air Force chief of staff and current Orbital ATK chairman, discusses Northrop Grumman’s offer to buy his company in a $9 billion deal. In a wide-ranging Sept. 18, 2017, interview during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber conference just outside Washington, Fogleman said the deal was a “real win-win for everyone.” Fogelman is among AFA’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with the Air Force Association.
Gen. Ron Fogleman, USAF Ret., former US Air Force chief and staff and current Orbital ATK chairman, discusses Northrop Grumman’s offer to buy his company in a $9 billion deal. In a wide-ranging Sept. 18, 2017, interview during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber conference just outside Washington, Fogleman said the deal was a “real win-win for everyone.” Fogelman is among AFA’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS, and this interview is in partnership with the Air Force Association.

AFA 2017 Air, Space & Cyber
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Jeff Babione, executive vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Program, discusses efforts to cut F-35 Lightning II fighter production and operating costs as well as cost implications of a smaller UK acquisition of F-35B aircraft during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted on Sept. 18, 2017, during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber conference just outside Washington. Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS.

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Marc Lindsley, vice president for T-100 Programs at Leonardo DRS, says its T-100 Integrated Training System’s maturity and integration give it a leg up in the US Air Force’s T-X Trainer competition during a Sept. 18, 2017, interview at the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber conference and trade show in National Harbor, Md. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage is sponsored by L3 Technologies and Leonardo DRS.