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Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper, RAF Ret., former director-general of NATO’s International Military Staff, says NATO’s invocation of the Article 5 commitment shouldn’t depend on a threatened nation’s defense-spending level and discusses how Baltic air defenses can be improved on both a local and alliance level to deter Russia, what went right and wrong at the 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels, and much more in a wide-ranging, July 14, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom. Our RIAT coverage is sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Greg Ulmer, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program, says he expects a Lot 11 agreement with the US government within about 30 days, and discusses the company’s June 6 delivery of the first four F-35 Lightning II fighters to the UK, program updates, modernization, sustainment, software stability, the Autonomic Logistics Information System (or ALIS), aircraft availability, and turnaround rates, projected unit pricing, potential new markets for the jet — including Finland and Canada — and much more during a wide-ranging, July 14, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom. Our RIAT coverage is sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Philip Dunne, Tory MP, the UK’s former defense-procurement minister and the author of the “Growing the Contribution of Defence to UK Prosperity” report, discusses the publication’s findings on how the arms industry contributes to the British economy, what the country’s defense-industrial strategy needs to look like, why the US-UK defense relationship matters, NATO and much more during a wide-ranging, July 13, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom. Our RIAT coverage is sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Katherine Bennett, senior vice president of Airbus UK, discusses the challenge of carrying out Brexit while safeguarding international trade, the potential impact of “a hard Brexit” on the company’s business, its A220 jet deal with Bombardier, UK defense-spending projections, European market opportunities, defense-industrial strategy and more in a wide-ranging, July 13, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom. Our RIAT 2018 coverage is sponsored by Leonardo DRS.

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Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, USMC, the US Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for plans, policies and operations, discusses his vision for a “whole-of-nation approach” to preparing for great-power competition, amphibious assault ships’ role in future combat and the dynamic force employment concept during a June 4, 2018, interview with the Defense & Aerospace Report at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. The interview was taped after a panel discussion on Marine Air-Ground Task Forces innovation.

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Kevin DeSanto, co-founder and manager director of the investment bank KippsDeSanto, discusses takeaways from the firm’s 2018 survey of merger-and-acquisiton trends in the aerospace, defense and government sectors during a June 2018 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian in Washington.

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Amb. Pedro Morenés, Spain’s former defense minister and its current ambassador to the US, praises the deterrent power of unity, and discusses the nuances of NATO’s two-percent-of-GDP defense spending rule, how the ask is received by Spanish citizens, what global security risks should be on NATO’s threat radar, the security implications of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on European aluminum and steel exports, and much more during a June 13, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian in Washington. The interview was conducted at the 2018 EU Security & Defense Washington Symposium that was co-hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the European Union Delegation to the US.

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Abigail Grace, a research associate in the Center for a New American Security think tank’s Asia-Pacific Security Program, says “it’s absolutely essential” for the US to “maintain cooperation, coordination and close discussions with” its Indo-Pacific allies, expresses concern about the lack of “a concrete” North Korean denuclearization deal following President Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un, and more during a June 2018 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor at the think tank’s “Strategic Competition: Maintaining the Edge” conference in Washington.

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Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula, USAF Ret., dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, discusses establishing the US Space Force President Trump called for on June 18, why making it a standalone service is a question of “when” not “if,” how the Pentagon should approach its development and coordinate with other government agencies, and more during a June 29, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian in northern Virginia.

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James Lewis, PhD, senior vice president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the implications of China’s cyber theft of the US Navy’s Sea Dragon hypersonic submarine-launched missile and electronic warfare files, DoD cybersecurity reforms, US Cyber Command’s reemergence and elevation to a combatant command, the need for a national declaratory cyber retaliation strategy, and much more in a wide-ranging, June 2018 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the think tank’s headquarters in Washington.

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