Andrew Hunter, the director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses reforms Congress has proposed to the landmark 1986 Goldwater-Nichols legislation.
Author Vago Muradian
Today in Military History: On Aug. 7, 1944, IBM handed over its Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC) to Harvard University where is it known as the Harvard Mark 1. The giant machine was used for calculations for the US Navy’s Bureau of Ships and the Manhattan Project.
David Pitchforth, managing director of Boeing Defence UK, discusses Britain’s acquisition of P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, growth prospects and creating local jobs.
John Spellar, Labour Member of Parliament for Warley near Birmingham who is the ranking member of the Defence Committee, discusses Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a weaker pound and buying power, deterring Russia and China, Syria strategy and more.
Today in Aerospace History: On Aug. 6, 1955, Boeing’s legendary flight test chief Tex Johnston barrel-rolled the company’s new Model 367-80 jet that was the prototype for two iconic and enduring aircraft: the US Air Force’s KC-135 Stratotanker and the game-changing 707 Stratoliner passenger aircraft.
Sean “Stroker” Gustafson, a former member of the US Air Force’s Thunderbirds flight demonstration team…
Russ Bartlett, the former commander of the US Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team who…
Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula, USAF Ret., dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, discusses the US Air Force decision to clear the F-35A Lightning II fighter for limited combat and the new US operation against ISIS in Libya.
Lt. Gen. Jon “Dog” Davis, USMC, the US Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for aviation, discusses what’s next for the F-35B Lightning II fighter, F-35 performance in recent exercises, future operational concepts, electronic warfare, improving readiness, and the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter.
Patrice Caine, the chief executive of Thales Group, discusses the implications of Britain’s exit from the European Union on his multinational company, global defense and aerospace growth markets, and innovation.