We usually look at the future of airpower. In this episode, we look at the past – at least as the public sees it. The Apple TV series Masters of the Air depicts bomber combat in the Second World War. Is it realistic? And what will the public learn from it about airpower, for better or worse? We ask aviation historian Doug Birkey. Dr. Tom Karako brings us up to date on the air war in Ukraine. And some of the week’s headlines. Powered by GE!
The Air Force has announced a major reorientation toward great power conflict, but that’s not all they’re doing. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall discusses his priorities and the next steps to change the air service. And Mitchell Institute Dean LtGen (Ret.) David Deptula recaps the AFA warfare symposium. Plus a headline or two. Powered by GE!
Defense & Aerospace Air Power Podcast [Feb 08, 24] Season 2 Ep5: Conv w/ General Atomic’s Dave Alexander & AFA Warfare Symposium Preview
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is making news all over the place, and their president Dave Alexander joins us to talk CCA, advanced air launched effects, and more. And John Tirpak previews next week AFA warfare symposium. Plus a big week for headlines in airpower.
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Viable electric aircraft have been on the horizon for a while now. But it looks like the first customer might well be the United States Air Force. We’ll talk with a pioneer in the field, Kyle Clark, the head of Beta Technologies, whose Alia eVTOL plane just concluded testing with AFWERX and is in line for procurement. Plus headlines in airpower. Powered by GE!
Operation Poseidon Archer, the U.S. effort to negate the Houthi threat to shipping, is all about naval aviation. How is it going and where is it going? We ask the Sagamore Institute’s Dr. Jerry Hendrix, a retired US Navy captain, naval aviator and strategist. CNA’s Sam Bendett updates the drone air war in Ukraine. And we even have some headlines in airpower. Powered by GE!
Dr. Brendan Mulvaney, Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute at National Defense University, looks…
We look at the year ahead in airpower with a couple of expert seers: Mitchell…
The IndoPacific covers more than a third of the Earth, and General Kenneth “Cruiser” Wilsbach is in charge of it all for the U.S. Air Force. He joins us with the latest on that volatile region and how the Air Force is building capabilities there. With coverage powered by GE!
This week, Anduril Industries unveiled its Roadrunner, a new concept in air defense. We’ll hear about it from their Pat Morris. And A.J. Piplica, the CEO of Hermeus, on their new contract and forthcoming hypersonics tests. Of course, we also have this week’s airpower headlines. With power from GE!
This week, there was an airpower headline everywhere you turned. We cover them rapid-fire with Stacie Pettyjohn of the Center for A New American Security on her interview with Air Force secretary Frank Kendall; Mark Gunzinger of the Mitchell Institute on the B-21’s first flight; and our monthly update on air and missile defense from CSIS’s Dr. Tom Karako. Plus the headlines that have come in since! (All powered by GE Aerospace, of course.)