The Mitchell Institute is pleased to release episode 16 of its Aerospace Advantage podcast: 21st Century Long Range Strike: A Conversation with General Tim Ray, Global Strike Command. The ability to hit any target in the world at any time is a crucial military advantage enjoyed by the United States. It puts our adversaries on notice and it reassures our allies in times of peace and secures decisive results in war. Other services and our allies don’t have this capability, so it all comes down to US Air Force bombers. Learn what it takes to sustain these incredibly complex operations, modernize the aircraft that make it possible, and innovate operational concepts that speak to tomorrow’s challenges through a conversation with the Air Force’s top leader in charge of this key mission.
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In Episode 16 – 21st Century Long Range Strike: A Conversation with General Tim Ray, Global Strike Command guest host and Executive Director of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Doug Birkey discusses long range strike with Dean of the Mitchell Institute Lt Gen (ret.) David Deptula and special guest, Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command Gen Tim Ray.
Bombers, whether it be the B-2, B-1B, B-52, or the B-21 provide leaders with unique, valuable options. Whether signaling to our adversaries and reassuring allies during times of peace, or delivering precise kinetic effects in combat, bombers are unique combat aircraft. Next generation technologies will see their role expand thanks to advanced information gathering and networking capabilities.
On this week’s episode of the Aerospace Advantage, Gen Ray, from his vantage as Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, offers his perspective on the bomber platform, its current and future capabilities, the ongoing debate about who provides best value when it comes to the long range strike mission, and more.
Guest Host: Douglas Birkey, Executive Director, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Producer: Daniel C. Rice
Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey
Guest: Lt Gen (ret.) David Deptula, Dean, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Guest: Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Gen Tim Ray, USAF