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.
Ian Slagle, product lead for visual build management at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding, discusses how the system’s “visual work instruction and digital tools” impact the company’s shipbuilding process with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during an interview at the Navy League’s 2017 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held April 3-5, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland.
Jeff Bialos, a partner with the law firm Eversheds Sutherland who served as the Pentagon’s industrial affairs chief during the Clinton administration, discusses President Trump’s Buy American rhetoric, defense-industrial strategy, DoD’s Third Offset initiative and innovation with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Gary Gysin, CEO of Liquid Robotics — a Boeing company — and firm’s strategic advisor, retired UK Royal Navy Adm. Sir George Zambellas, the former First Sea Lord, discuss the US Navy’s Digital Ocean initiative, innovation and the small company’s relationship with its giant new owner with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. The interview was conducted at the Navy’s League’s annual conference and tradeshow April 3-5, 2017, near Washington.