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Aerospace Nation: Launch of New Center for UAV and Autonomy Studies (MI-UAS)

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce the launch of our new Center for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Autonomy Studies (MI-UAS), a research center dedicated to elevating and informing the national debate on UAVs, autonomy and the future of conflict. Meet Dr. Caitlin Lee, Senior Fellow for UAV and Autonomy Studies and head of MI-UAS, she discusses the future of this crucial area with Dr. Tim Grayson, Special Assistant to the Secretary

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Building Alliances and Competing with China: The Imperative for UAV Export Reforms

The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our rollout for our newest policy paper: Building Alliances and Competing with China: The Imperative for UAV Export Reforms by Heather Penney, Senior Resident Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. Paul Scharre, Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for a New American Security joins the discussion. The era of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) proliferation is here, yet the United States’ policy largely blocks exporting these capabilities

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Aerospace Nation: Understanding AFRL’s WARTECH

Watch the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies’ virtual Aerospace Nation event with Christopher J. Ristich, Director, Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office, and the Transformational Capabilities Office, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The discussion explores AFRL’s new WARTECH initiative. WARTECH is a process that both facilitates and leverages collaboration between technologists and warfighters. It formulates and selects big-leap technology solutions that gain warfighting capabilities needed for the Air Force’s future force design. This

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Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense Forum: David Trachtenberg

The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our virtual Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense Forum event with David Trachtenberg, Vice President of the National Institute for Public Policy and Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. We discuss Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling, how to address growing Chinese nuclear stockpiles, and the future of nuclear deterrence.

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​​Aerospace Nation: Senior Leaders’ Perspective on War in Ukraine

Watch the discussion on evolving events in Ukraine, the performance of the Russian military, NATO, U.S. responses, and implications for the future, between Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (Ret.), the 17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations, and Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.

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Aerospace Nation: Gen Kenneth S. Wilsbach

The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our virtual Aerospace Nation event with Gen Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Commander of the Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; and Executive Director of the Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff. It is no secret that the Chinese threat is driving the Department of Defense strategic thinking, operational concepts, force sizing considerations, and associated technological investments. Join us as we speak with the lead Air Force

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