Author Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory

AWS 2018
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Al Mosher, senior director for international strategy at Leonardo DRS Tactical Systems, discusses the company’s Mounted Family of Computer Systems (or MFoCs), how it helps the US military meet SWaP-C — short for size, weight, power and cost — goals, network security and more during an April 2018 interview with the Defense & Aerospace Report at the Association of the United States Army’s 2018 Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama. Our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

VIDEOS
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Jonathan Mostowski, acquisition strategist and bureaucracy hacker at the Defense Digital Service and president of Agile Acquisitions, discusses the story behind the US Digital Service’s formation, his team’s efforts to improve US Defense Department IT procurement, how white-hat hacking can help the Pentagon and much more in a wide-ranging, April 5, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Pentagon.

DIMDEX 2018
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Petri Jokinen, head of MENA business at Patria, discusses product demand in the Middle East, business priorities in the Qatari market, customer feedback and more in a March 2018 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the 2018 Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) in Qatar. Our coverage was sponsored by DIMDEX 2018.

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Sebastian Cox, head of the Royal Air Force’s Air Historical Branch, discusses the significance of the service’s centenary, its history, its legacy of innovation, dispelling communications-related myths about the Battle of Dunkirk and much more during a wide-ranging, April 16, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies’ commemoration of the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary in northern Virginia.

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Group Capt. Stephen Richards, RAF, assistant air attaché at the British Embassy Washington, discusses the Royal Air Force’s legacy, how it inspired him to join the service, and his experience flying the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter jet and the Panavia Tornado Air Defence Variant during an April 16, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies’ commemoration of the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary in northern Virginia.

PODCASTS
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On this week’s episode of the Defense & Aerospace Business Report podcast. sponsored by Bell, we discuss the joint US-UK-France strikes in Syria aimed at destroying the government’s chemical weapons stores and capabilities, US-Russia sanctions, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision not to seek re-election and more. This week’s guests include Byron Callan of Capital Alpha Partners, Christopher P. Cavas, naval analyst and commentator with Round Tower Productions, Ron Epstein, PhD, of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, former Pentagon comptroller Bob Hale (who now advises Booz Allen Hamilton — his comments are his own) and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners.

VIDEOS
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Gen. Kevin “Chili” Chilton, USAF Ret., the former commander of US Strategic Command and a former NASA astronaut, discusses the US Defense Department’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, why an integrated national strategy is needed to deter the Russian nuclear threat, the significance of forward-deployed US nuclear assets, North Korea and more in an April 13, 2018, interview at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies in northern Virginia.

SAS 2018
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Paul Jaffe, PhD, an electrical engineer in the US Naval Research Laboratory’s Spaceflight Engineering Department, discusses space-based solar power, power beaming (or the transfer of solar energy to the Earth via microwaves or lasers), how a useful constellation would look and function, potential cost and timeline, and more during an April 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Navy League’s 2018 Sea-Air-Space Symposium outside of Washington. Our coverage was sponsored by Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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Gen. John Hyten, USAF, commander of US Strategic Command, says the US government must fund “the Big 6” programs to modernize and improve America’s nuclear deterrent — the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, the B-21 Raider bomber and its companion long-range strike weapon, intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear weapons, and nuclear command and control — and discusses how to improve the agility of the force, Russia’s nuclear strategy and how the United States and its allies must respond, deterring war in space and much more in a wide-ranging April 12, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Pentagon.

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