On today’s program, sponsored by HII, Dr. Dov Zakheim of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discuss takeaways from the 10th annual Reagan National Defense Forum, and look at the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
It’s chilly and not just outside. Investment in space companies is down by almost a third compared to this time last year, with investor sentiment for space applications companies being downright icy. But Accenture, the publicly traded international technology consulting company is not just saying it’s bullish on the future, it’s actively making deals in space applications. Laura Winter speaks with Paul Thomas, Accenture’s Managing Director and Space Innovation and Technology Lead; and Accenture’s Aerospace and Defense Practice Lead, Craig Gottlieb.
On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Business Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, Dr. “Rocket” Ron Epstein of Bank of America Securities, Sash Tusa of the independent equity research firm Agency Partners, and Richard Aboulafia of the AeroDynamic Advisory consultancy, join Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian to discuss the week on world markets, Wall Street’s view of the US defense spending outlook as lawmakers work toward a budget deal, Germany’s rearmament drive, Rolls-Royce’s capital markets day and plans to exit electric propulsion, big week for Boeing as 787 deliveries to China are to resume and P-8 Poseidon win in Canada, but the company is eliminated from USAF contest to replace E-4B “doomsday” nuclear command and control planes, more change at Spirit AeroSystems as Textron cuts workforce, and worries over the safety of America’s air traffic control system.
Welcome to the CavasShips Podcast with Christopher P. Cavas and Chris Servello…a weekly podcast looking at naval and maritime events and issues of the day – in the US, across the seas and around the world. This week…We traveled to Turkey to see up close how a government-owned company is building ships in the country’s biggest naval shipyard. We’ll talk with ASFAT’s chief executive about how his business has become a major defense player in only five years, the company’s joint venture to build ships for and in Pakistan, and what’s next.
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On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute think tank, Michael Herson of American Defense International, former Pentagon Europe chief Jim Townsend of the Center for a New American Security, and former Pentagon Comptroller Dr. Dov Zakheim join host Vago Muradian to discuss lawmakers’ moves to lay the foundations for a budget deal, nearly 700 military officers except four-stars could be confirmed soon, what’s next in Israel-Hamas war, NATO reaffirms support for Ukraine, implications of Geert Wilders’ win in the Netherlands, US-India relations in the wake of Washington’s move to prosecute Indian national for trying to assassinate American Sikh leader on US soil, Henry Kissinger’s legacy, and what to expect from this year’s Reagan National Defense Forum.
The less fuel you have to carry and the fewer aircraft needed to support the sharp end of the spear, the more effective you can be in combat. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy Roberto Guerrero tells us how it’s done and blows our mind with some savings numbers. We have this week’s headlines in airpower. And it’s all powered by GE Aerospace!
Defense & Aerospace Technology Report [Nov 29, 23] Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference Update
On this week’s Technology Report, Dr. Wes Naylor, a retired US Navy captain and former commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training and Simulation Division who is now the CEO of Helicon Chemical, and Chris Servello, the co-host of the Cavas Ships podcast and Defense & Aerospace Report producer who is a co-founder of the Provision Advisor PR firm, discuss takeaways from this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), technologies that will shape the future of training and simulation that in turn will shape large-scale synthetic environments and CJADC2, the Biden administration’s new supply chain approach and cyber security, as well as the legacy of Rear Adm. Jim Robb, USN Ret., who as president of the National Defense Industrial Association’s National Training and Simulation Association was a driving force in I/ITSEC’s growth with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 28, 23] Ilan Berman on Russian Disinformation and the Western Response
On today’s program, sponsored by Bell, Ilan Berman, the president of the American Foreign Policy Council, discusses his new report — “Challenging Moscow’s Message: Russian Disinformation and the Western Response” — the history of Russian disinformation efforts, its successful Cold War campaigns as well as its more recent efforts, how to counter disinformation, and lessons from Israel’s war on Hamas in the wake of the Oct. 7 terror attacks with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Nov 27, 23] Sam Bendett on Russia-Ukraine & Byron Callan’s Week Ahead
On today’s program, sponsored by HII, Sam Bendett of the Center for Naval Analyses discusses the long-range unmanned systems duel between Ukraine and Russia as Moscow strikes Ukrainians targets and Kyiv responds, Russia’s improvements on Iran’s Shahed-136 attack drones that are not being produced outside Moscow, Russia’s improving capabilities and how Ukraine is adapting, how Iran, North Korea and Turkey are helping the Russian war effort, and Vladimir Putin’s comments at the AI Journey conference; and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses the six key questions to consider about the future of defense spending as the outlook for the Pentagon budget outlook as well as aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan remains uncertain, what to expect at the upcoming Reagan National Defense Forum, and a look at the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Business Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, Dr. “Rocket” Ron Epstein of Bank of America Securities, Sash Tusa of the independent equity research firm Agency Partners, and Richard Aboulafia of the AeroDynamic Advisory consultancy, join Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian to discuss the week on world markets, the rebound in air travel that surpasses 2019 record, FAA decision to clear Boeing’s 737 Max 10 for flight testing, takeaways from Rheinmetall and Hensoldt’s capital market days, shifting investor sentiment on outlook for defense spending, future of Airbus Defense & Space, implications of jamming over the Middle East and around Ukraine that’s interfering with commercial air travel, and the rationale for a larger generation of unmanned aircraft for the Royal Navy.