Col. Omar Jones, USA, deputy commanding officer for operations at the 7th Infantry Division, discusses his division’s capabilities, building partnerships and projecting power in the Pacific with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was taped at the 7th’s headquarters at at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash., in early December. Jones is to be promoted to brigadier general on Jan. 17, 2017.
Capt. Robert Patrick, USN, the commander of the US Navy’s Patrol & Reconnaissance Wing 10 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., discusses the future of airborne antisubmarine warfare and the transition from the P-3 Orion to the P-8 Poseidon with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Fred Smith, global sales and marketing for Mobility, Surveillance and Engagement at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, discusses the global market for commercial aircraft modified for military special missions with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was taped on Dec. 6, 2016, in Renton, Wash.
Capt. Scott Farr, USN, commander of US Pacific Fleet’s Electronic Warfare Wing, discusses his force of EA-18G Growler aircraft, capabilities and threats with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted in December at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington.
Mark Fox, global defense programs chief at Amazon Web Services, discusses the company’s scalable facial recognition system, data security and data cost trends with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Supreme Allied Command Transformation’s 2016 Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk, Virginia, Dec. 13-15, 2016.
Vice Adm. Yoji Koda, JMSDF Ret., former commander of Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Fleet and senior fellow at Harvard University’s Asia Center, discusses Japan’s reaction to Donald Trump’s election, China’s behavior and military capabilities, the Philippines, the South China Sea, NATO and climate change with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during the Halifax International Security Conference.
Michael Hafer, chief of KC-46 tanker global sales & marketing at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, discusses the status of the company’s KC-46A Pegasus tanker program for the US Air Force as well as production processes, features and export prospects for the jet with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted after a tour of Boeing’s 767 production and tanker integration facilities in Everett, Washington.
Marty Chamberlin, vice president for 737 manufacturing operations at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, discusses how the company builds 47 737 jetliners a month at its historic factory in Renton, Washington.
Fred Bruner, manager of P-8A Poseidon production programs and foreign military sales at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, discusses the US Navy’s new antisubmarine patrol aircraft program, including how a Boeing 737-800ERX jet becomes a military plane.
Capt. Jason Hamilton, USCG, commanding officer of USCGC Healy — America’s only medium-weight icebreaker — discusses a unique national capability that deploys on four-month national security and science missions to the world’s most unforgiving seas with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was aboard Healy at her homeport in Seattle in early December.