Øystein Bø, Norway’s deputy defense minister, discusses the 2017 Norwegian-American Defense Industry Council conference, priorities during his Washington visit, NATO spending goals, the pending arrival of the country’s F-35 Lightning II fighters, cooperation with the Pentagon and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington on April 6, 2017.
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Rodney Nathan, owner and manager of American Machines, discusses his company’s role in supporting US Navy shipyards, the cutter it delivered to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the company’s expansion plans, and the impact of defense budget uncertainty on its operations.
Magnus Nordenman, director of the Transatlantic Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council think tank’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security in Washington, discusses his new report on the German Navy’s refocusing towards the Baltic Sea and northern Atlantic Ocean, as well as recommendations for nations operating in those domains, during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was held at the Atlantic Council’s Washington headquarters on April 6.
On this week’s episode of the Defense & Aerospace Business Report, we discuss the April 6 Tomahawk missile strikes on a Syrian airfield and their potential repercussions for the US defense budget and international defense market, the Navy League of the United States’ 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the terrorist attack in Stockholm, Sweden, and more. The Defense & Aerospace Business Report is sponsored by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company.
“Keeping America’s Innovative Edge lays out a strategic framework for how the United States can reinvigorate its innovative edge,” the Atlantic Council writes of its new report by Peter Engelke and Robert A. Manning.
“This year’s study looks in depth at issues in research and development, acquisition reform in the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), performance of the defense acquisition system, the future of cooperative International Joint Development Programs, and major trends apparent in the activities of the major defense components,” the Center for Strategic and International Studies writes about its “Defense Acquisition Trends, 2016: The End of the Contracting Drawdown” report.
Emily Harman, the US Navy’s director of small business programs, and Bob Smith, the US Navy’s director of small business innovation research and small business technology transfer, discuss small business collaboration with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian on April 5. The interview was held during the Navy League of the United States’ 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.
Adm. Robert Papp Jr., USCG Ret., president of Washington operations at Eastern Shipbuilding Group and former US Coast Guard commandant, discusses the company’s offshore patrol cutter, force structure The interview was held during the Navy League of the United States’ 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.
Christopher Pyne, MP, Australia’s defense industry minister, discusses his visit to Washington, cooperative priorities with the United States, his nation’s industrial priorities and the importance of free defense trade with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian on April 5. The interview was held during the Navy League of the United States’ 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.
Dean Cheng, senior research fellow at the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, discusses South China Sea affairs, the Trump-Xi meeting and makes recommendations for US strategy with respect to China during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian on March 29 at The Heritage Foundation’s headquarters in Washington.