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Paul Jaffe, PhD, an electrical engineer in the US Naval Research Laboratory’s Spaceflight Engineering Department, discusses space-based solar power, power beaming (or the transfer of solar energy to the Earth via microwaves or lasers), how a useful constellation would look and function, potential cost and timeline, and more during an April 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Navy League’s 2018 Sea-Air-Space Symposium outside of Washington. Our coverage was sponsored by Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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Vice Adm. Dave Johnson, USN, principal military deputy to the US Navy’s assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition, discusses accelerating Navy acquisition, the service’s priorities for its future frigate and more during an April 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Our coverage was sponsored by Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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Brien Bolsinger, vice president for marine operations at GE Aviation, discusses how the evolution of naval power is changing the company’s approach to marine propulsion, programs it’s pursuing (including the US Navy’s future frigate competition), how the LM6000 industrial gas turbine engine is giving it an edge over its competitors and more during an April 10, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Navy League’s 2018 Sea-Air-Space Symposium outside of Washington. GE is one of the Defense & Aerospace Report’s site sponsors. Our coverage was sponsored by Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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Dave Alexander, president of aviation systems at General Atomics, discusses the company’s offering for the US Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker aircraft competition during an April 11, 2018, interview with the Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Navy League’s 2018 Sea-Air-Space Symposium outside of Washington. Our coverage was sponsored by Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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Samuel Bendett, associate research analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses’ Russia Studies Program and fellow in Russian studies at the American Foreign Policy Council, discusses Moscow’s pursuit and use of artificial intelligence, the RB-109A Bylina electronic warfare system, weapons development, sanctions impact, and more during an April 10, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Navy League’s 2018 Sea-Air-Space Symposium outside of Washington. Our coverage was sponsored by Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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Col. James “Hondo” Geurts, USAF Ret., US Navy assistant secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition, discusses his strategy for harnessing small business, gauging the military-industrial base’s health and more during an April 2018 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Navy League’s 2018 Sea-Air-Space Symposium outside of Washington. Our coverage was sponsored by Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding and executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries, discusses the US Navy’s two-ship Ford-class aircraft carrier buy, how much such a block buy would save, lessons learned from building past carriers and more during a wide-ranging, April 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Navy League’s 2018 Sea-Air-Space Symposium outside of Washington. Our coverage was sponsored by Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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Alan Brown, vice president for weapons and sensors at L3 Technologies, discusses its Advanced Low-Cost Munitions Ordnance program (also known as ALaMO), why its guided projectile is a good fit for the US Navy’s Mk110 57mm gun, its performance characteristics, market prospects and timeline during an April 10, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.The interview was conducted at the Navy League’s 2018 Sea-Air-Space Symposium outside of Washington. Our coverage was sponsored by Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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Charlie McCullough, director of maritime business development at BAE Systems’ Platforms & Services, discusses the company’s 57mm Mk110 Gun System — designed for use on the Littoral Combat Ship and National Security Cutter — and its Adaptable Deck Launcher during an April 10, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Navy League’s 2018 Sea-Air-Space Symposium outside of Washington. Our coverage was sponsored by Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Leonardo DRS.

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