SNA 2018

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Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, USN Ret., vice president for air warfare systems at Raytheon Missile Systems and the US Navy’s former commander of naval surface forces, discusses cross-domain integration, cutting missile production costs and increasing production volume, the Raytheon-Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (designed to meet the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship and future frigate requirements), its AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar program and more during a Jan. 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Surface Navy Association’s 2018 national symposium and trade show in northern Virginia. The Defense & Aerospace Report was an official SNA 2018 media partner, and our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Col. James “Hondo” Geurts, USAF Ret., assistant secretary of the US Navy for research, development and acquisition, discusses ways to make Navy acquisition faster — such as building “agility cycles” into longer programs, using open architectures, employing unorthodox thinkers, and constructing acquisition programs that bring ideas from the American public to fruition — and to encourage “a culture of affordability” for the service during a Jan. 11, 2018, press conference at the Surface Navy Association’s 2018 national symposium and trade show in northern Virginia. The Defense & Aerospace Report was an official SNA 2018 media partner, and our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Col. James “Hondo” Geurts, USAF Ret., assistant secretary of the US Navy for research, development and acquisition, discusses his priorities and guidance to his force, how he will work with Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord as DoD’s acquisition, technology and logistics enterprise is revamped, and more during an exclusive Jan. 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Surface Navy Association’s 2018 national symposium and trade show in northern Virginia. The Defense & Aerospace Report was an official SNA 2018 media partner, and our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Tim McCue, vice president for LCS programs at Austal, discusses the company’s littoral combat ship design offering for the US Navy’s competition for a new frigate, LCS production and sustainment, and more during a Jan. 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the 2018 Surface Navy Association national symposium and trade show in northern Virginia. The Defense & Aerospace Report was an official SNA 2018 media partner, and our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Steve O’Bryan, vice president of strategy and business development for rotary and mission systems at Lockheed Martin, discusses its Multi-Mission Surface Combatant version of its Littoral Combat Ship for Saudi Arabia (the first new-build US export warship in decades), the frigate variant of its LCS for the US Navy’s competition for a future frigate and more during a Jan. 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Surface Navy Association’s 2018 national symposium and trade show in northern Virginia. The Defense & Aerospace Report was an official SNA 2018 media partner, and our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Rear Adm. John Wade, USN, commander of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, discusses the center’s mission and work during a Jan. 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during the 2018 Surface Navy Association national symposium and trade show in northern Virginia. The Defense & Aerospace Report was an official SNA 2018 media partner, and our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Davis Sanford, naval ship intelligence lead at Rolls-Royce Marine North America, discusses the company’s autonomous ship capability, challenges these kinds of vessels pose, the joint US Navy-DoD Overlord unmanned surface vehicle program, and more during a Jan. 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the 2018 Surface Navy Association national symposium and trade show in northern Virginia. Our coverage is sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Mike Coulter, senior vice president for business development at Leonardo DRS and president of Leonardo DRS International, discusses the company’s outlook for 2018, its work with the US Navy and US Coast Guard, the US Navy’s future frigate, Hybrid Electric Drive technology and more during a Jan. 11, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Surface Navy Association’s 2018 national symposium and trade show in northern Virginia. The Defense & Aerospace Report was an official SNA 2018 media partner, and our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Francesco Valente, president and CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group, discusses its FREM-FFG(X) frigate offering for the US Navy’s competition for a new frigate, building the service’s Littoral Combat Ship and more during a wide-ranging, Jan. 10, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Surface Navy Association’s 2018 national symposium and trade show in northern Virginia. The Defense & Aerospace Report was an official SNA 2018 media partner, and our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Maj. Gen. David Coffman, USMC, the US Navy’s director of expeditionary warfare, discusses lessons learned from the first deployment of the USS America — a new amphibious assault ship optimized for aviation operations — getting the F-35 Lightning II fighter to sea and Navy-Marine Corps force planning in the Pacific during a Jan. 10, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Surface Navy Association’s 2018 national symposium and trade show in northern Virginia. The Defense & Aerospace Report was an official SNA 2018 media partner, and our coverage was sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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