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. It’s called WARTECH and it’s run by a team at Air Force Research Lab to deliver combat capabilities in a faster, more responsive fashion. They are focused on big-leap capabilities the Air Force needs to deter, and if necessary, win in peer-level conflict. AFRL is committing significant resources to it—about 20% of the AFRL budget. That means WARTECH is a top priority. As they say, “no bucks, no Buck Rogers.” We talk to the leaders behind this effort to learn more about it, understand how it integrates across the service, and what it will mean at the operational edge.
Host: Lt Col (Ret.) John “Slick” Baum, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Producer: Daniel C. Rice
Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey
Guest: Kristen Baldwin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering
Guest: Chris Ristich, Director, Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office and Transformational Capabilities Office, Air Force Research Laboratory
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