Podcasts

Episode 76 – Building Next Gen CSAR: HH-60W

In episode 76 of the Aerospace Advantage, Building Next Gen CSAR: HH-60W, host John “Slick” Baum talks to Sikorsky team members involved with developing and producing the next generation HH-60W combat search and rescue helicopter. The Air Force operates aircraft for decades, so introducing a new type is a big deal and it involves a lot of different nuances and processes we don’t always think about. Now some might ask—what’s the big deal? This is

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Episode 75 – A New Air Force Innovation Engine: WARTECH

In episode 75 of the Aerospace Advantage, A New Air Force Innovation Engine: WARTECH, host John “Slick” Baum is joined by Kristen Baldwin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering; Chris Ristich, Director of the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office and the Transformational Capabilities Office at Air Force Research Lab; and Mitchell Institute’s Maj Gen (ret) Larry Stutzriem to discuss one of the service’s newest innovation efforts.

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Episode 74 – The US War Against ISIS: Lessons for American Airpower

In episode 74 of the Aerospace Advantage, The US War Against ISIS: Lessons for American Airpower, Host John “Slick” Baum is joined by Mitchell Institute Dean Lt Gen (Ret.) David Deptula and Director of Research of the Foreign Policy Research Institute Dr. Aaron Stein to discuss the US War against ISIS, Operation Inherent Resolve. In 2014, the world took notice as a new threat surged in the Middle East as extremists started a campaign to

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Episode 73 – UAVs and Allies: It’s Time to Reform Export Policies

In Episode 73, UAVs and Allies: It’s Time to Reform Export Policies, host John “Slick” Baum interviews Mitchell Institute’s Heather Penney about why it’s so hard for the U.S. to export UAVs to our allies and partners. These aircraft are one of the most capable airpower tools, but current U.S. government policy blocks many international sales. Looking for alternate sources, countries turn to other suppliers, which are too often countries like China and Russia. It’s

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Episode 72 – Understanding How Adversaries Think: China and Russia in Space

In Episode 72, Understanding How Adversaries Think: China and Russia in Space, Daniel Rice of the Mitchell Institute is joined by MI-SPACE Senior Fellow Christopher Stone, CASI Director Dr. Brendan Mulvaney and Air University’s Dr. Daniel Connelly to explore how the Chinese and Russian worldviews influence their approaches to operating and fighting in space. This comes down to a simple precept: deterrence happens in the mind of your adversaries. Crafting a better strategy comes down

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Episode 71 – Space as a Warfighting Domain: Discussion with Gen (ret) Kevin Chilton

In Episode 71 of the Aerospace Advantage, Space as a Warfighting Domain: Discussion with Gen (ret) Kevin Chilton, host John “Slick” Baum speaks with Mitchell Institute’s Gen Kevin Chilton, USAF (ret) about the realities of modern military operations in space. While the U.S. did not instigate or favor turning space into a warfighting domain, our adversaries pressed in that direction. We must now respond. This means developing a range of terrestrial and space-based defensive and

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