Airpower

Reimagining the MQ-9 Reaper

Arlington, VA | November 18, 2021 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Reimagining the MQ-9 Reaper by Maj Gen Lawrence A. Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.), Director of Research at the Mitchell Institute. The United States now faces an extremely broad set of threats, including peer competitors like China and Russia, nuclear ambitious adversaries North Korea and Iran, and non-state actors like ISIS and

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Reimagining the MQ-9 Reaper

Watch the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies’ release of its new policy paper. Reimagining the MQ-9 Reaper, by Maj Gen Larry Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.), Director of Research. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology at Hudson Institute; Todd Harrison, Director, Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); and Caitlin Lee, Associate Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Center, RAND Corporation join Gen Stutzriem for a

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Episode 49 – China’s Global Intent and Tactics: Adversary Insights

Episode Summary In Episode 49 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, China’s Global Intent and Tactics: Adversary Insights, host John “Slick” Baum is joined by Dr. Brendan Mulvaney of the China Aerospace Studies Institute, the former Director of Research at CASI, Ken Allen, and Mitchell Institute research analyst Daniel Rice to discuss the big question on everyone’s mind, “What is China’s global intent, and what are they doing to achieve these goals?” You see it in

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Episode 48 – Operation Enduring Freedom: A 20-Year Air Commander Retrospective Part 2

Episode Summary In episode 48 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Operation Enduring Freedom: A 20-Year Air Commander Retrospective Part 2, General Buzz Moseley, USAF (ret), General Chuck Wald, USAF (ret), Lt Gen Dave Deptula, USAF (ret), and Maj Gen Larry Stutzriem, USAF (ret) rejoin us to provide first person air commander perspectives regarding the air campaign they led against the Taliban, which began on October 7th, 2001. This was an air war like none other.

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Episode 47 – Fractional Orbital Strike, Advanced Tactical Trainer, UAV Strikes, and Next Gen AWACS: The Rendezvous

Episode Summary In episode 47 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Fractional Orbital Strike, Advanced Tactical Trainer, UAV Strikes, and Next Gen AWACS: The Rendezvous, Mitchell Institute team members talk about some of the top aerospace headlines you’ve seen in recent news. Whether discussing whether discussing why the Chinese are pursuing a new strike technology, ACC’s desire to rethink how it trains pilots, whether “over the horizon strikes” with UAVs will continue to present value, and

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Episode 46 – Operation Enduring Freedom: A 20-Year Air Commander Retrospective Part 1

Episode Summary In episode 46 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Operation Enduring Freedom: A 20-Year Air Commander Retrospective Part 1, General Buzz Moseley, USAF (ret), General Chuck Wald, USAF (ret), Lt Gen Dave Deptula, USAF (ret), and Maj Gen Larry Stutzriem, USAF (ret) explore what it was like to plan and execute an air campaign like none other. Their efforts began hours after the 9/11 attacks, with combat operations commencing on October 7th, 2001. Sortie

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