Chris Carberry, CEO and co-founder of Explore Mars, discusses the goals behind the 5th annual Humans to Mars Summit and why Mars exploration matters with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during a May 9 interview at George Washington University in Washington.
Tom Martin, senior manager for DoD & commercial launch at Aerojet Rocketdyne, discusses the status of the AR-1 booster engine program, test results and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted on May 10, 2017, at the E Test Complex at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s Stennis coverage was sponsored by Aerojet Rocketdyne.
Julie Van Kleeck, vice president for advanced space and launch at Aerojet Rocketdyne, discusses the company’s portfolio of rocket engine and launch-related work, its design philosophy, its role in the quest to reach Mars, competing in a changing space environment, the RS-25 and RS-68 rocket engines, cost-cutting efforts, lessons learned and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian on May 10 at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s facility at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s coverage and travel to Stennis were sponsored by Aerojet Rocketdyne.
Walt Janowski, RS-68 program manager at Aerojet Rocketdyne, discusses the RS-68A rocket engine program, goals for the May 10 test held at John C. Stennis Space Center, engineering lessons learned, and what winemaking and rocket science have in common during an May 10 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian in Mississippi. The Defense & Aerospace Report’s trip to Stennis and coverage of the test were sponsored by Aerojet Rocketdyne.
Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, distinguished fellow and chairman emeritus at the Stimson Center, discusses challenges to Iraq’s Stability, the Iran nuclear deal, Russian involvement in Syria, Iranian elections and more during an interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the think tank’s Washington headquarters. The interview was conducted after the “The Difficult Road Ahead: Stabilizing Iraq and the Gulf Region” event, co-sponsored by the think tank and TRENDS Research & Advisory.
Kevin Billings, former assistant secretary of the US Air Force for installations, environment & logistics, and president & CEO of Legation Strategies, discusses the reconstitution of the Royal Air Force’s 601 Squadron and the legacy of unit pilot Billy Fiske during a May 4 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian in Washington. Fiske was a two-time US Olympian who enlisted in the RAF and was killed in action during WWII while serving with the unit.
Jim Miller, business development director for combat vehicles at BAE Systems, discusses the genesis of the company’s new amphibious combat vehicle (ACV) created for the US Marine Corps’ competition, its performance in sea trials in the Mediterranean, and its goals for the program during the Navy League’s 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held April 3-5, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland.
John McHugh, former US Army secretary, discusses readiness challenges, the Army budget and advice for future service secretaries with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during a May 4 interview at the Army Navy Club in Washington.
Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the US Coast Guard, discusses Arctic challenges and strategy, the US-Russia relationship in the region, the prospect of arming future icebreakers, the United Nation’s Convention on the Law of the Sea, his service’s budget and more during a May 3 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
Peter Scaruppe, the director acquisition of the NATO’s Communications and Information Agency, discusses acquisition priorities, attracting innovative businesses and speeding procurement with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian from the agency’s annual conference in Ottawa, Canada, on April 25, 2017.