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June 2018-Technology Shortfalls in the Arctic, Ground Robots & GPS Alternatives

In this podcast, we examine special technology requirements the military needs to operate in the Arctic, a new family of robots designed to help protect bomb squad technicians, and the need to find alternatives to GPS.

May 2018-Special Operations Command’s Ten 10 Technologies

In this podcast, we look at Special Operations Command's top 10 technology needs. 

 

355: Is Navy Shipbuilding Vision Real or a Mirage?

In this podcast, we examine the Defense Department’s push to build a 355-ship Navy, an anticipated rise in hypersonics funding and the Army’s work to develop autonomous convoys.

March 2018-A look at ground robots, unmanned aerial platforms and nuclear cruise missiles

 

 

In this podcast, we examine the Navy’s work to partner up unmanned aerial platforms, the Army’s strategy to ramp up robotics acquisition and the Defense Department’s goal to develop a nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile.

February 2018-Dominating the Battlefield: Upgraded equipment to give dismounted troops the edge

In this podcast, we look at how industry is helping to give dismounted troops the advantage on the battlefield. 

January 2018 – Tunnel Warfare: Technologies for finding and defeating underground strongholds

In this podcast, we look at methods to counter tunnel warfare, the Marine Corps' push to leverage new technologies and the military's attempts to protect itself against GPS interference. 

December 2017 – Training for Tomorrow: Advanced technologies to revolutionize military simulations

In the December podcast, we look at the future of military virtual reality training tools, the Army’s efforts to strengthen its tactical command posts, and the joint program executive office’s plan for a new chemical-biological protection suit.

 

November 2017 — Nuclear Triad: The High Cost of Global Strike

In the November 2017 podcast, we look at the U.S. military's efforts to bolster its global strike capabilities, a competition to replace the Air Force's missile field security helicopters, and plans to upgrade the Reaper unmanned aircraft fleet.

October 2017 — Tank Vs. Tank: Russia Challenges Abrams for Fighting Vehicle Supremacy

In the October 2017 podcast, we look at how a new Russian tank could offer a challenge the U.S. Army's Abrams, how troops are taking advantage of smartphone technology and how artificial intelligence can help defeat roadside bombs.

September 2017 — Light Attack: Can the Air Force change the way it acquires new aricraft?

In the September podcast, we look at the Air Force's effort to procure a new commercial off-the-shelf light attack aircraft, the potentially widespread applications for airborne lasers in the military, and how a forthcoming satellite constellation could bring an upgraded communications capability to ground forces …

August 2017 — Missile Defense: Nations race to meet rising threats

In the August 2017 podcast, we look at the Defense Department’s effort to modernize its nuclear triad of bombers, submarines and ground-based missiles.

July 2017 — Need for Speed: The Promise and Peril of Hypersonics

In the July podcast, we look at how the U.S. military is seeking more funding to develop offensive hypersonic weapons and the means to counter them, the Defense Department's new campaign to integrate artificial intelligence technologies across intelligence systems and the Navy's progress on developing the railgun advanced weapon system.

June 2017 — F-35 Global Sales: Exports expected to drive down joint strike fighter’s price tag

In the June 2017 podcast, we look at the production costs of the F-35 joint strike fighter for international customers, how the Army could replace aging Bradley fighters with a next-generation combat vehicle and Special Operations Command's progress on developing a full body armor "Iron Man" suit to protect commandos. This podcast is sponsored by Amazon's GovCloud.

May 2017 — Special Operations Forces

In the May 2017 podcast, we look at how Air Force Special Operations Command is preparing to test an airborne directed energy weapon, whether the Army's next-generation combat vehicle will be robotic and the Coast Guard's budgetary "no man's land."

April 2017- Army Aviation: The Next Generation

In the April 2017 podcast, we look at new designs for the Army's future vertical lift aircraft program, Boeing's efforts to resurrect older F/A/-18 Hornets and Super Hornets for the Navy and Marine Corps, and why service officials are saying they need the joint light tactical vehicle sooner and in bigger quantities.

March 2017- Carrier Showdown: F-35C under pressure to fend off Super Hornet challenge

In the March 2017 podcast, we look at the shifting political winds that could lead to more F/A-18 Super Hornets and less F-35 joint strike fighters for the Navy, how shipbuilders are looking to answer the service's call for a larger fleet, and how driverless trucks are poised to join military operations.

March 2017- Carrier Showdown: F-35C under pressure to fend off Super Hornet challenge

In the March 2017 podcast, we look at the shifting political winds that could lead to more F/A-18 Super Hornets and less F-35 joint strike fighters for the Navy, how shipbuilders are looking to answer the service's call for a larger fleet, and how driverless trucks are poised to join military operations.

February 2017 – No Rest For the Weary: Special Operations Forces Brace For New Challenges

In the February 2017 podcast, we look at how the role of special operations forces may change under a new administration, an innovative Defense Department cybersecurity program and how the Pentagon is using contests to counter enemy drones. This podcast is sponsored by Amazon's GovCloud.

The Next Frontier- Space industry navigates complex challenges in military market

In the January 2017 podcast, we look at the challenges facing a critical Navy communications satellite program, how the service is looking to equip its next littoral combat ships with unmanned systems and the future of the Defense Department's new innovation unit.

The Next Frontier- Space industry navigates complex challenges in military market

In the January 2017 podcast, we look at the challenges facing a critical Navy communications satellite program, how the service is looking to equip its next littoral combat ships with unmanned systems and the future of the Defense Department's new innovation unit.

Beyond Gaming: Army to Push Limits of Virtual Reality

In the December podcast, we look at how the U.S. Army is working to push the limits of virtual gaming and augmented reality technologies to improve training simulations, progress in the military ground robot market and why the Defense Department is actually paying people to hack its information technology systems.

Battlefield 2030: Threats Driving Technology Investments – November 2016

In the November podcast, we look at four areas where the U.S. military will have to fight under challenging conditions in the future: anti access/area denial; urban environments; space; and climate change.

Future Army: How the next wave of tech will change the battlefield – October 2016

In this podcast, we look at the development of the Warrior Web robotic exosuit program, that could reduce war fighter fatigue and prevent injuries, new improvements to night vision technology that help to reduce the size, weight and power consumption of goggles, and how the U.S. Navy is seeking to make unmanned underwater vehicles interoperable with other unmanned platforms.

F-35 Prepares for War – September 2016

In this podcast, we look at how the F-35 joint strike fighter is gaining more support as the Marine Corps and Air Force variants reach major program milestones, how the Pentagon's nuclear modernization plans could be downsized during the final months of the Obama administration, and a new, strong fiber for soldier's protective garments genetically engineered from spider silk.

F-35 Prepares for War – September 2016

In this podcast, we look at how the F-35 joint strike fighter is gaining more support as the Marine Corps and Air Force variants reach major program milestones, how the Pentagon's nuclear modernization plans could be downsized during the final months of the Obama administration, and a new, strong fiber for soldier's protective garments genetically engineered from spider silk.

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