Welcome to the launch of Defense & Aerospace Report.
Our goal is to connect you with leading national security and aerospace leaders, policy and lawmakers as well as the thinkers who shape critical decisions in Washington and around the globe. We want to provide valuable content, context, perspective and insight not available anywhere else.
We’ll open by sharing my recent video interviews from two of the world’s great aerospace gatherings – the Royal International Air Tattoo and the Farnborough International Airshow 2016.
That’s where I spoke with UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, UK First Sea Lord Adm. Sir Philip Jones, F-35 Program Executive Officer Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, U.S. Marine Corps aviation chief Lt. Gen. Jon “Dog” Davis as well as senior industry executives like Thales CEO Patrice Caine, Saab CEO Håkan Buskhe, BAE Systems’ Alan Garwood, Boeing UK President David Pitchforth and many more.
Those interviews will be posted in the coming days as we also cover many other events in Washington and beyond.
This is only the beginning. In the coming weeks, we will launch new features and new opportunities to engage, including weekly podcasts, a newsletter and more. Follow us on Twitter (@DefAeroReport), like us on Facebook, join us on LinkedIn and, most importantly, sign up for email alerts so you don’t miss any of it.
One feature I’m especially excited about is Think Tank Central, where you will be able to find the best new ideas and analysis from top think tanks around the world.
Whether we’re looking forward at the next generation of capabilities or looking backward to add context to current events, everything we do will be fresh, thorough and reported with passion and insight borne of more than two decades of experience.
Everyone in the defense and aerospace universe has a story about events big and small, the technology that made a difference — or didn’t — and great people who did great things. We want to help tell those important stories and also showcase museums and institutions that might not otherwise get the attention they deserve as they try to preserve our collective history for future generations.
The response and support for this venture has been global, overwhelming and humbling.
I want to thank our team: Catherine Foley-Capteron, Bob Lennox, Molly Boyle and many other good friends.
And I especially want to thank Liza Cirlot Looser and her team at The Cirlot Agency for their unparalleled contribution to this website, and to our sponsors for their generous support: Bell Helicopter, DRS Technologies, L-3 Communications, Raytheon and Navy Federal Credit Union.
I also want to express my appreciation to Airbus, BAE Systems, General Dynamics UK and MBDA for underwriting our coverage from RIAT and Farnborough.
Finally, I want to thank each and every one of you.
We know your time is precious and we appreciate you sharing it with us. If you have comments or suggestions for future coverage, please let us know. Write to us at email@example.com.