DEFAERO REPORT Daily Podcast

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Sam Bendett of the Center for Naval Analyses who is also affiliated with the Center for a New American Security discuses Ukraine’s coordinated attack against Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol using unmanned air and surface vehicles; Dr. Bill Conley, the chief technology officer at Mercury Systems who is also the chairman of the Association of Old Crows, discusses on takeaways from AOC’s 59th annual conference and tradeshow last week, lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine, and moving faster to deliver electromagnetic, cyber and information capabilities; and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses recent corporate earnings and emerging trends, the defense spending implications of next week’s national elections, and a look at the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Randy Schriver, a former assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs who is now the chairman of the Project 2049 Institute to fully normalize relations between the United States and Taiwan, discusses think tank’s new China Economic Strategy Initiative that aims to help US leaders craft better strategies to compete against China — and do it more quickly — assessing the Biden administration’s toughening approach to Beijing, the competitive strategy Washington needs, takeaways from the Chinese Communist Party’s recent congress, the capabilities America and Taiwan need to field to deter Chinese aggression, lessons Beijing and Taipei are drawing from Russia’s war on Ukraine and the global response to Moscow’s aggression, update on the Taiwan Policy Act and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Dr. Harlan Ullman, an Atlantic Council senior advisor, strategist and author who is the chairman of the Killowen Group consultancy, discusses the Biden administration’s National Security Strategy and why it and the upcoming National Defense Strategy are both aspirational and unaffordable in his column “A National Security Strategy that is Viable and Affordable,” and the life and legacy of former Defense Secretary Ash Carter who died suddenly on Oct. 24 at age 68; and Paul Scharre, the vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the new report he co-authored with his colleague Megan Lambert, “Artificial Intelligence and Arms Control,” why it may prove important to control AI, past arms control models that could prove effective, enforcement and how the Biden administration’s export bans on chip making equipment to China are a means of AI arms control against Beijing with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Todd Harrison, the managing director for Metrea Strategic Insights, discusses his analysis of the Biden administration’s defense budget plans including growing personnel costs even before a planned 4.6 percent pay raise, what happens if the pay raise jumps to 6 percent because of inflation, a possible shortfall in operations and maintenance funding, budget share by military service and why Air Force funding is falling short, and whether the administration has launched a series of major top secret programs or has created a “bishop’s” fund to cover future costs; and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners on the administration’s export ban on chip making technology to China, whether additional countries will adopt Washington’s stance, curtailing Western hardware and software exports that improve Beijing’s military capabilities, lessons from Britain’s ruinous financial missteps and whether the GOP could follow suit in the wake of November electoral victory, Russia and Iran newsflow, and look at Lockheed Martin’s earnings and share buybacks and what to expect from the defense group as companies report earnings, and the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Britain’s secretary of state for transportation, discusses the UK government’s new maritime strategy and the vital links between maritime trade and seapower, and Mark Goldsack, a retired British Army brigadier who now serves as the director of the Department for International Trade’s Defence and Security Exports, discusses Britain’s security assistance to Ukraine including systems and training, global demand for UK defense products and services, and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Faine Greenwood of Tarentum Consulting and contributor to Slate and Foreign Policy who is an expert on commercial drones discusses how commercially available systems are being used on the battlefield by both Ukraine and Russia, how they are being used, future capabilities and how governments can better defend themselves against weaponized commercial systems; and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses takeaways from the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting and tradeshow last week, implications of US concerns with China’s civil-military fusion strategy, November elections and how they may shape the defense budget outlook, a look ahead to earnings and the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Gabe Camarillo, the 35th under secretary of the US Army, discusses lessons learned from Russia’s war on Ukraine, replenishing weapons stocks, capabilities the service is developing for future conflicts, the new Field Manual 3.0, the role of the US Army and Air Force in America’s long-range precision strike architecture, the service’s Pacific role and case against shrinking the force to cover air and naval capacity, and the persistent concern that defense spending could become a casualty of congressional debt ceiling negotiations with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, private equity veteran Philip Bilden and former DIU chief Raj Shah discuss the new venture capital fund they founded, Shield Capital, on the $120 million fund’s first anniversary, the firm’s investments in more than 70 companies, technology areas of focus, how the teams picks the right investment candidates, the fund’s partnership with L3Harris, the concept of “clean capital” and how the VC community can be harnessed for more quickly field critically needed capabilities with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Sam Bendett of the Center for Naval Analyses and the Center for a New American Security discusses Russia’s war on Ukraine and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses the United States Army’s conference and tradeshow and a looks at the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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In the first of a six-part series on command and control, sponsored Ultra Intelligence & Communications, Dr. David Pustai, the company’s senior vice president and chief technology officer, discusses technological advances that will enable the realization of the Pentagon’s top priority Joint All-Domain Command and Control program, the role of cognitive sciences in future battle networks, how automation will change decision making, trust and increasingly automated systems, how military culture and training have to change to take fullest advantage of enabling technological advances, how to interconnect existing and future systems into a resilient battle network, the role of the cloud and improving security and resilience in contested communications environments with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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