In episode 68 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Airpower Deaf and Blind: Connectivity Under Assault, host John “Slick” Baum, engages with Steve Trimble of Aviation Week and Space Technology and Heather Penney of the Mitchell Institute to discuss a fight over how we manage spectrum—the ecosystem where we communicate electronically. Exchanging information allows us to better understand the battle space, team with various actors, seek zones to best net mission results, and avoid threats. If you don’t have a decision advantage, you’ll likely lose. That’s why there is so much emphasis on a concept known as joint all domain command and control, or JADC2 for short. It’s all about information advantage. But we’ve also had some wakeup calls suggesting that we need to be careful how we manage these sorts of capabilities—most recently, with the US military loosing access to one of its most important networks—Link 16. It’s time for some serious thinking on this crucial topic.
Host: Lt Col (Ret.) John “Slick” Baum, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Producer: Daniel C. Rice
Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey
Guest: Heather “Lucky” Penney, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Guest: Steve Trimble, Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network