Episode 168 — F-16 at 50: The Viper Goes to War
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Releasing: 6 am EDT on February 17, 2024. In Episode 168 of the Aerospace Advantage, F-16 at 50: The Viper Goes to War, Mitchell Institute’s John “Slick” Baum hosts a special set of guests to mark the 50th anniversary of the F-16’s first flight. The Viper came of age in the 1980s, and its capability growth rapidly accelerated in the 1990s and 2000s. The aircraft is still in production, empowered with an array of cutting-edge systems The post Episode 168 — F-16 at 50: The Viper Goes to War appeared first on Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies ..read more
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Episode 167 — F-16 at 50: The Origins of the Viper
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In Episode 167 of the Aerospace Advantage, F-16 at 50: The Origins of the Viper, Mitchell Institute’s John “Slick” Baum hosts a special set of guests to mark the 50th anniversary of the F-16’s first flight. It’s one of the most impactful, widely used combat aircraft in airpower history. Developed in the early 1970s and first flown in 1974, the F-16 began as a relatively basic fighter. Numerous upgrades saw it evolve into an incredibly capable multi-role The post Episode 167 — F-16 at 50: The Origins of the Viper appeared first on Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies ..read more
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Episode 166 — Congressional Update, Sentinel & F-35 Developments, and Spacepower Considerations: The Rendezvous
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In Episode 166 of the Aerospace Advantage, Congressional Update, Sentinel & F-35 Developments, and Spacepower Considerations: The Rendezvous, Mitchell Institute’s John “Slick” Baum chats with members of the Mitchell Institute team about the latest defense news from the beltway and the broader national security community. The conversation begins by assessing where Congress stands when it comes to passing an actual defense budget and moving past the crippling parade of continuing resolutions. We also discuss how the The post Episode 166 — Congressional Update, Sentinel & F-35 Develo ..read more
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Episode 165 — It Comes Down to Guardians: Rightsizing Space Force
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1M ago
In episode 165 of the Aerospace Advantage, It Comes Down to Guardians: Rightsizing Space Force, John “Slick” Baum chats with a top-tier slate of space professionals about one of the top issues impacting national security issues in orbit: having enough trained and qualified personnel. Gen Kevin Chilton, USAF (Ret.), Maj Gen Thomas Taverny, USAF (Ret.), Col Stu Pettis, USAF (Ret.), and Col Charles Galbreath, USSF (Ret.) discuss how the nation is asking the Space Force to deliver an The post Episode 165 — It Comes Down to Guardians: Rightsizing Space Force appeared first on Mitchel ..read more
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Episode 164 — Tip of the Spear: Inside the 509th Bomb Wing and the Future of Stealth Bombers
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In episode 164 of the Aerospace Advantage, Tip of the Spear: Inside the 509th Bomb Wing and the Future of Stealth Bombers, John “Slick” Baum chats with Colonel Keith “Ghost” Butler, long-time B-2 pilot and commander of America’s sole stealth bomber wing. The ability to attack any target around the globe anytime is a unique asymmetric advantage for the United States. Key policy options fundamentally rely on the B-2 and the men and women who fly and The post Episode 164 — Tip of the Spear: Inside the 509th Bomb Wing and the Future of Stealth Bombers appeared first on Mitchell Institute ..read more
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Episode 163 — Realizing the Quantum Computing Edge: Key Considerations
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1M ago
In Episode 163 of the Aerospace Advantage, Realizing the Quantum Computing Edge: Key Considerations, Mitchell Institute’s John “Slick” Baum chats with national security expert Maj Gen Cameron Holt, USAF (Ret.), founder of the Quantum Industrial Coalition Paul Stimers, and Mitchell Institute’s Heather Penney about one of the top topics in defense innovation. ​​​​​​​The imperative to develop, produce, and field quantum computing capabilities is real. While some aspects of this technology may be nearly a decade away from The post Episode 163 — Realizing the Quantum Computing Edge: Key C ..read more
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Episode 162 — Airpower and Spacepower Predictions for 2024: The Rendezvous
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1M ago
In Episode 162 of the Aerospace Advantage, Airpower and Spacepower Predictions for 2024: The Rendezvous, Mitchell Institute’s John “Slick” Baum chats with members of the Mitchell Institute team about the latest defense developments in the beltway and the broader national security community. We’re off to a new year, so we’ve gathered members of the team to discuss topics we should be tracking in 2024. What should we expect from Congress—especially when it comes to the The post Episode 162 — Airpower and Spacepower Predictions for 2024: The Rendezvous appeared first on Mitchell Institute for Aer ..read more
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Episode 161 — “There I was!”: Stories from the Cockpit and Space with the Mitchell Institute Part II
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1M ago
In Episode 161 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast “There I Was!”: Real Life Stories from the Cockpit with the Mitchell Institute Part II, our team members recount some of their most memorable experiences flying and fighting. You normally hear us talking about policy and budget issues, but over the holiday season, we decided it was time to kick back and reflect upon the high adventures of past years. This week, we hear from Gen Kevin “Chili” Chilton, USAF The post Episode 161 — “There I was!”: Stories from the Cockpit and Space with the Mitchell Institute Part II appeared first o ..read more
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Episode 160 — “There I was!”: Stories from the Cockpit and Space with the Mitchell Institute
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2M ago
In Episode 160 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, “There I was!”: Stories from the Cockpit and Space with the Mitchell Institute, our team members recount some of their most memorable experiences from their time in uniform. You normally hear us talking about policy and budget issues, but over the holiday season, we decided it was time to kick back and reflect upon the high adventures of past years. This week, we hear from Lt Gen The post Episode 160 — “There I was!”: Stories from the Cockpit and Space with the Mitchell Institute appeared first on Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies ..read more
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Episode 159 — CCAs and Disruptive Air Warfare: The Future Vector
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2M ago
In Episode 159 of the Aerospace Advantage, CCAs and Disruptive Air Warfare: The Future Vector, John Baum chats with Mark Gunzinger, Mike Dahm, and Mark Gunzinger of the Mitchell Institute about the potential for collaborative combat aircraft (CCA) to increase the lethality, survivability, and capacity of the Air Force’s air superiority forces for operations in highly contested environments. Projecting decisive military power has long relied on the Air Force’s ability to achieve air superiority. This The post Episode 159 — CCAs and Disruptive Air Warfare: The Future Vector appeared first on Mit ..read more
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