On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Mike McCord, the Defense Department’s comptroller and chief financial officer, discusses the implications of a first-ever US debt default on the Pentagon and its industrial base as well as a “government slowdown” whereby the government selectively pays its bills rather than defaults, impact of prolonged continuing resolutions on DoD people and programs, defense spending outlook and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Dr. Nina Kollars, the adviser to the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering who also is a professor at the US Naval War College’s Cyber & Innovation Policy Institute, discusses the new National Defense and Technology Strategy, the nature of innovation and risk taking needed at for DoD to successfully harness commercial firms as well as its own industrial base and labs, methodically building the organizational structure and culture for success, balancing top down and bottom up change, and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On today’s program, sponsored by HII, Sam Bendett of the Center for Naval Analyses discusses withdrawal of Russian and Wagner mercenary forces from Bakhmut, loss of four Russian aircraft in a single day, whether Ukraine’s offensive has already started, how new weapons delivered to Kyiv like the Anglo-French Storm Shadow precision cruise missile and unmanned strike drones will change the upcoming offensive and shape Russian actions, outlook for Yevgeny Prigozhin in the wake of disclosure the Wagner boss proposed revealing the location of Russian forces to Ukraine in exchange for averting attacks on his mercenaries, criticism that Russia’s defense ministry is too slow moving; and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses the rising concern of a US debt default and its impact on defense contractors, analysis of NATO’s new defense spending and planning approach, outlook for the Biden administration’s budget request, and a look at the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
This is the second episode in a month-long series looking at various, crosscutting aspects of the state of the space industrial base. Space and cyber leaders in the United States and Europe are now looking to create systems of collective cyber security for the 21st Century, covering assets on orbit, on the ground, and in production. The push to develop cyber-security information-sharing alliances is intensifying, as software, the cyber warrior’s attack surface, is increasingly driving the printing of space components, including solid rocket motors. Laura Winter Speaks with Samuel Visner, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center; and Erin Miller, who is the Space ISAC’s Executive Director.
On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Business Roundtable, sponsored by Bell, Dr. Rocket Ron Epstein of Bank of America Securities, Sash Tusa of the independent equity research firm Agency Partners, and Richard Aboulafia of the AeroDynamic Advisory consultancy join Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian to discuss how US and overseas markets view a possible US debt default and how this latest debt drama is driving the development of new reserve currencies as an alternative to the US dollar including the Euro, prospect of future interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve as inflation slows, whether central bankers will curb inflation without causing a recession, Germany’s order for 60 CH-47F Chinook helicopters from Boeing to replace the country’s fleet of CH-53 helicopters and what the deal means for Sikorsky’s CH-53K, the news that the T-7 Red Hawk trainer by Boeing and Saab for the US Air Force will be delayed by three years, NetJets’ $5 billion order for up to 250 Embraer Praetor 500 business jets, Turkish Airlines’ interest in up to 800 new jetliners, Virgin Orbital and Rocket Lab earnings, order for 300 Boeing 737 Max jets by Ryanair, and Germany’s latest $3 billion arms package for Ukraine that includes more tanks, vehicles, air defense missiles and ammunition.
On this week’s Defense & Aerospace Report Washington Roundtable, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute, Michael Herson of American Defense International, former Pentagon Europe chief Jim Townsend of the Center for a New American Security, former Pentagon Comptroller Dr. Dov Zakheim of the Center for Strategic and International Studies join host Vago Muradian to discuss the latest Washington political maneuvering as America approaches debt default including GOP move to indefinitely postpone budget markups, how to resolve immigration challenge after Article 42’s expiration and Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s hold on military promotions, NATO’s new defense planning guidance that harkens back to Cold War, Britain’s decision to export Storm Shadow long-range precision cruise missiles to Ukraine and why that should inspire Washington to follow suit, Russia’s retreat from Bakhmut, Ukraine’s impending offensive, US-China meeting in Vienna and what’s next for the relationship as G7 convenes and Quad leaders meet, and the critically important lessons from the Vietnam War worth remembering as the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of the conflict.
Air and missile defense expert Dr. Tom Karako of CSIS joins The Air Power Podcast, powered by GE Aerospace, to review the role of defenses in Ukraine and the future for US capabilities around the world, especially the Indo-Pacific. And we have this week’s headlines in airpower!
On this week’s Technology Report, Jason Salata, a retired US Navy captain and former US Special Operations Command and the US Naval Special Warfare Command spokesman who is now with the Provision Advisors public relations firm that oversees SOF Week’s media center, discusses key messages from US special operations leadership at this year’s gathering in Tampa, standout technologies from the show floor, and changing in the works for next year’s event to better connect companies with good ideas with program officials who can turn them into reality; and Emily Harding of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the National Defense Science and Technology Strategy issued yesterday, how to turn the strategy into reality, the need for greater risk tolerance, the report she co-authored — “Seven Critical Technologies for Winning the Next War” — that theorizes on the nature of future wars America and its allies may have to fight and seven critical technologies needed to win, and how the Pentagon needs to think about artificial intelligence and its uses in everything from decision making to automated weaponry with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.