Arlington, VA | September 15, 2021 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Forum Paper series, From EMD to Milestone C and Beyond: Common Issues that Affect Developmental Programs Transitioning into Production by Lt Gen Mark D. Shackelford, USAF (Ret.). DOD and Air Force leaders are unanimous that the United States must be able to deliver critical capabilities rapidly and at affordable costs to maintain deterrence
Episode Summary In episode 39 of the Mitchell Institute’s Aerospace Advantage podcast, 9/11 20 Years Later: 3 Airmen Reflect, host John “Slick” Baum speaks to three individuals who found themselves thrust into crisis none could have imagined as they began their day. Gen John Jumper, USAF (ret) came to the Pentagon that Tuesday to serve his first full day as Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Lt Gen Dave Deptula, USAF (Ret) was working
Episode Summary In episode 38 of the Mitchell Institute’s Aerospace Advantage podcast Adversary Insights: Understanding Chinese Airpower, host John “Slick” Baum is joined by Dr Brendan Mulvaney and Ken Allen of Air University’s China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI), Cristina Garafola or RAND, and Dan Rice of the Mitchell Institute to better understand the People Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). As Sun Tzu once said, “Know they enemy and know yourself, and you need not fear
Episode Summary In episode 37 of the Aerospace Advantage, Afghanistan Assessment: The Rendezvous, John Baum engages with the Mitchell Institute team to discuss the broader events surrounding America’s longest war. This is a tough one, with many members of the team having served in the theater, have worked on the war from the policy vantage, and have known people who’ve paid the ultimate price in this conflict. To see the images of the collapse over
Episode Summary In episode 36 of the Aerospace Advantage, Speed is Life: Agile Software in Air Combat, John Baum engages with Lt Col Mike Benitez, Director of Staff at the 53rd Wing; Dr. Jimmy “Rev” Jones, a fighter pilot-PhD; and Heather Penney of the Mitchell Institute to discuss a topic few of us consider—the “ones and zeros” of software that actually operate the jet. Fighter pilots have a saying that speed is life, and it
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