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Episode 177 — Hypersonic Ascendancy: Regaining America’s Edge

In episode 177 of the Aerospace Advantage, Hypersonic Ascendancy: Regaining America’s Edge, John “Slick” Baum chats with Dr. Michael Brown, the Principal Scientist of the High-Speed Systems Division at Air Force Research Laboratory, and Mark Rettig, Vice President and General Manager for Business and Technology Development at GE Aerospace’s Edison Works about what the Air Force and industry are doing to help realize this crucial capability at an operational level. The U.S. spent the 1960s as

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Episode 176 – Assessing the FY25 Defense Budget and Spacepower Deep-Dive: The Rendezvous

In episode 176 of the Aerospace Advantage, Assessing the FY25 Defense Budget and Spacepower Deep-Dive: The Rendezvous, John “Slick” Baum chats with the Rendezvous team about topics you’ve seen in the national security headlines. We explore key takeaways from the FY2025 Air Force and Space Force budget requests—why it’s important to boost investment in key mission areas like space control and domain awareness, to the importance of growing aircraft acquisition numbers—especially for types like B-21

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Episode 174 — Understanding the Air Force and Space Force Budget: Leadership Perspective

In episode 174 of the Aerospace Advantage, Understanding the Air Force and Space Force Budget: Leadership Perspective, Doug Birkey and members of the Mitchell team speak to Lt Gen Rick Moore, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters, USAF, and Lt Gen Shawn Bratton, Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters, USSF. It’s no secret that the Air Force and Space Force are in the middle of a massively transformative era. With threats on the rise

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The Need for Collaborative Combat Aircraft for Disruptive Air Warfare

Arlington, VA | February 6, 2024 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Research Studies series, The Need for Collaborative Combat Aircraft for Disruptive Air Warfare by Col Mark Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.), Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments, with Maj Gen Lawrence A. Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.), Director of Research, and Bill Sweetman. Projecting decisive military power to distant theaters has long relied on the Air Force’s ability

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The Quantum Advantage: Why it Matters and Essential Next Steps

Arlington, VA | January 30, 2024 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is proud to announce three new Policy Papers in a series on quantum capabilities for national security applications by Heather R. Penney, Senior Resident Fellow. Quantum information science and technology (QIST) is a major focus of defense innovation, yet few in the defense community really understand what is needed to mature these technologies into valuable warfighter capabilities. U.S. policymakers often jump to

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