National Defense is a podcast on military technology and defense industry trends, from the articles of National Defense Magazine.
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In this podcast, National Defense takes a deep dive into the Air Force’s autonomous drone initiative, the Army’s new Stryker vehicle and the lessons learned by the Pentagon during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this issue, National Defense takes a deep dive into the Air Force’s drone replacement program, the Marine Corps’ push for cutting edge infantry weapons and Global Strike Command’s new innovation hub.
In this podcast, National Defense takes a deep dive into the future of the Space Force, the Army’s search for a COVID-19 vaccine and new laser communication terminals.
In this podcast, National Defense takes a deep dive into the Air Force’s flying cars initiative, the Navy’s robotic ship efforts and Special Operations Command’s research into biotechnology.
In this podcast, National Defense takes a deep dive into force structure changes expected to take place in the Marine Corps, the Pentagon’s shifting R&D priorities and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s efforts to tackle jet lag and other travel-associated problems.
In this podcast, National Defense takes a deep dive into how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the defense industrial base, Air Force Special Operations Command teams and nuclear reactor plants.
In this podcast, National Defense takes a deep dive into the Army’s new robotic combat vehicle initiative and the resurgence of both land and sea mines.
In this podcast, National Defense explores the balance of power between U.S. and Chinese Navies and examines new cyber regulations for industry.
In this podcast, National Defense takes a deep dive into industry’s effort to improve satellite communications, how the military is modernizing the nuclear triad and new initiatives from the Defense Innovation Unit.
In this podcast, the magazine examines NDIA’s new annual study called Vital Signs. The report establishes the basis for a regular, reliable, nonpartisan and empirical assessment of the health of the defense industrial base to inform the national security policy community.
In this podcast, National Defense examines the Pentagon’s pursuit of virtual and augmented reality headwear, its path to employing 5G networks and the T-7A Red Hawk program.
In this podcast, National Defense explores the Army’s research and development efforts.
In this podcast, National Defense examines the possibilities behind the Army’s new scout attack helicopter, the Navy’s exploration of emerging technology for unmanned vessels and the Pentagon’s plans to modernize its bomb disposal technology.
In this podcast, National Defense explores the possibilities behind future sixth-generation aircraft, the Marine Corps’ amphibious combat vehicle and how dragonflies are being studied for hypersonic maneuverability.
In this podcast, National Defense explores the Pentagon’s Arctic strategy, the Army’s new small arms initiatives and robotic wingman programs.
In this podcast, National Defense explores the Defense Department’s hypersonic technologies, the Army’s robotic initiatives and the Navy and Marine Corps’ investments in artificial intelligence platforms.
In this podcast, National Defense explores the international market for the F-35, the Navy’s shipbuilding plans and advancements in directed energy programs.
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine looks at the future of how Special Operations Command moves its commandos via air, land and sea.
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine looks at the future of space-based missile defense, the Marine Corps’ new robotic technology and the Navy’s search for a new helicopter.
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine takes a deep dive into efforts to harness quantum technology.
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine looks at the expansion of the International military vehicle market for U.S. contractors, the Pentagon’s new body armor for ground troops and how the Army is gearing up for autonomous truck convoys.
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine looks at the Army’s next-generation squad rifle program, how the Navy is turning to simulator training and how the five-G wireless network could revolutionize artificial intelligence for the military.
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine looks at the military’s plans to train the space force, the upcoming launch of the GPS three satellite and the next-generation of mine warfare.
In this podcast, National Defense looks at the new Columbia-class submarine program, whether the Pentagon and industry can deliver when it comes to directed energy weapons and the tough choices ahead for the B-twenty-one program.
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine looks at the Army’s next generation combat vehicle, how the Navy plans to rethink their Force Structure Composition and the new details surrounding the Neuro-Weapon attacks in Havana
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine looks at the potential for robotic jets, the Marine Corps’ new amphibious vehicle and whether common windshield wiper fluid could be used as a fuel in battlefields.
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine queried federally funded research centers, service laboratories and other organizations involved in basic and applied national security research and development, a couple simple questions:
What is your organization’s number one R&D “big bet?” In other words, a high-risk, high-reward technology investment that you believe will have the biggest payoff for those in the military or national security realm. Why? And in what ways do you think it will benefit the end users?
In this podcast, we examine how the military is seeking to improve the lethality of its weapons, the exploration of new launch options of small satellites in order to protect the U.S. space architecture, and the development of a more advanced cockpit for the block 3 F-A-18 Super Hornet.
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.
In this podcast, we look at Special Operations Command's top 10 technology needs.
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.
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.
In this podcast, we look at how industry is helping to give dismounted troops the advantage on the battlefield.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We look at the Air Force's plans to replace the aging Minuteman III nuclear missile, a program developing stealthy, hybrid electric motorcycles that could help soldiers and special forces conduct quieter missions, and how the military is working to make laser technology a reality.
We look at the next step for the presidential transport helicopters Marine One, which are ready for a replacement after years of delays, how a proposal to restart production on the F-22 Raptor fighter jet may be gaining traction, and what is keeping the tactical wheeled vehicle market in a slump.
We look at which countries are helping to foot the bill for the forthcoming F-35 Lightning II, how the Defense Department is modifying its energy strategy, and the Army's work on a robot designed to protect soldiers from bullets.
In this podcast we look at planned modifications to the CV-22 Osprey, a new facility to better connect special operations officials with innovative companies and the fight over Air Force space launch contracts.
In this podcast we look at how rising maintenance costs could affect Air Force modernization, the Army's search for more effective vehicle armor and the impact the Mobile User Objective System will have on military communications as it becomes fully operational.
In this podcast we look at the Air Force's efforts to develop thinking, collaborative robots; how reductions to the Navy's littoral combat ship program could affect the shipbuilding industry; and Air Force Special Operations Command's work to equip a gunship with a laser weapon.
In this podcast we look at how the Coast Guard will benefit from increased funding in fiscal year 2016, a defense lab's efforts to develop vanishing air vehicles and the uncertain future of homeland missile defense.
In this podcast we look at U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's use of portable electronics on the battlefield, the Army's plans to make ground robots a permanent part of its inventory and the Marine Corps' search for new capabilities.
In this podcast we look at a shipbuilder’s use of augmented reality technology to cut costs in the construction of the Navy’s Ford-class carriers, how new simulation technology will revolutionize the way fighter pilots train and the effects of the long-range strike bomber award on the defense industrial base.
For the military, deciding where to invest its precious research-and-development dollars can have huge consequences. Prognosticators look out decades in advance to determine what kinds of threats the armed forces will have to face. It also requires a keen understanding of where science is going and what technologies have the potential to make an impact on tomorrow’s battlefields. National Defense Magazine in its 10th annual research-and-development report looks at the fields where the four services’ are placing their R&D bets. Listen to this month's podcast here.
In this podcast we look at the military's need for cutting edge technologies to power dismounted troops, the Army's future vertical lift program and the creation of a new defense agency with roots in the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.
In this podcast we look at a Defense Department demonstration to test counter-drone technology, an Air Force contest to develop a new turbine engine and the use of a cognitive computer system to aid defense and intelligence experts.
In this podcast we look at funding challenges for the Navy's Ohio replacement submarine program, the competition for an Air Force contract to revamp its joint surveillance and attack radar aircraft and the Marine Corps' development of small, inexpensive robotic platforms to use in future warfare.
In this podcast we look at U.S. Special Operations Command's push for lighter tactical trucks, the uncertain future of directed energy weapons, and a competition that has contractors jockeying for the chance to build a drone that can be launched off a small ship.
In this podcast we look at Northrop Grumman's big play for top military aviation contracts, the Air Force's plan to boost its budget to prepare for future conflicts in space and the Army's effort to define the role for driverless vehicles in its inventory.
In this podcast we look at key challenges facing the production of Special Operations Command's tactical assault light operator suit, developmental snags in the program to revamp the Air Force Special Operations' AC-130 gunship, and the aviation industry's rally for education initiatives that promote drone safety.
In this podcast we look at the Pentagon's efforts to regain their innovation mojo, disagreements over a 2019 deadline to replace a Russian-built rocket engine with an American-built one, and the Navy's campaign to upgrade their littoral combat ships with new weapon systems.
In this podcast, we look at Boeing's decade long effort to produce Air Force tankers, the Coast Guard's shift to the arctic and the North Korean cyber attack on Sony.
In this podcast, we look at the joint strike fighter program, nuclear power plants on new submarines, and unmanned aerial systems degree programs.
In this podcast, we look at how the services are working to avoid past mistakes of joint programs, the use of prize challenges to address technological problems and the future of Marine Corps connectors.
In this podcast, we look at the training of unmanned aircraft pilots, how government and industry are combating the Islamic State's social media campaign, and the Navy’s mobile user objective system communication satellite.
In this podcast, we look at the top ten disruptive technologies for a new era of global instability as chosen by the writers and editors at National Defense Magazine.
In this podcast, we look at the Army's push to connect ground vehicles to communication networks, frustrations with ground robot acquisition programs and the Navy's 3D printing efforts.
In this podcast, we look at the F-35 market, how underwater drones are taking on new missions and how additive manufacturing could be used to print rocket engines.
In this podcast, we look at the military's laser weapons, how low readiness is plaguing the Navy's amphibious ship fleet and the so-called cyber labor shortage.
In this podcast we look at controversy surrounding the RD-180 engine, a brewing competition to replace the Air Force's JSTARS program and new nonlethal weapons.
In this podcast we look at efforts to secure the border, a federal rule that is barring companies and entrepreneurs from using drones for commercial purposes and new missions for Marines.
In this podcast, we look at new equipment needs for Special Operations Command, the Navy's carrier-based drone competition and industry's push for a new scout helicopter program.
In this podcast, we look at China's navy, cuts to the littoral combat ship fleet and how mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicles are being used by law enforcement agencies.
In this podcast, we look at how 3D printing could revolutionize the defense and aerospace industries, a potential battle over Army aviation and new cyberthreats.
In this podcast, we look at the United States' interest in the Arctic, the military's response to the deadly hurricane in the Philippines and how troops are training for "a day without space."
In this podcast, we look at a new engine that could revolutionize the helicopter industry, the potential for robots to fight alongside Marines and the demand for new mobile devices in the Defense Department.
In this podcast, National Defense takes a look at training trends in unmanned aviation, ship operation and cultural interactions.
In this podcast, National Defense identifies five key trends that will influence the defense industry’s approach to developing next-generation weapons and related systems.
In this podcast, we look at industry's and Congress' push to keep the Abrams tank production line 'hot', the potential for cyber-attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and new advancements in night vision technology.
In this podcast, we look at the booming F-16 upgrade market, the future of unmanned underwater vehicles and new textile technology that can help soldiers better blend in with their surroundings.
In this podcast, we look at the end of the Army's search for an M4 carbine replacement, the building of a nationwide public safety network and how technology like Google Glass can be used on the battlefield.
In this podcast, we look at the fierce industry competition to build the Navy's carrier-based drone, how the government wants to turn humans into sensors and how one company is condensing a DNA laboratory into a box about the size of a desktop copy machine.
In this podcast, we look at the communication needs of Special Operations Forces, the rising costs of fielding a new polar icebreaker and the future of army aviation.
In this podcast, we look at the future missions of Special Operations Forces, the rise of non-military robots in the private sector and how 3D printing can be used on the battlefield.
In this podcast, we look at the future of Army aviation, the deployment of the Navy’s littoral combat ship and how sports technology can be used on the battlefield.
In this podcast, we look at the rough waters ahead for maintaining the Navy’s surface fleet, the promise and problems of ‘Big Data’ and the future developments of ammunition.
In this podcast, we look at the long road ahead for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the state of military training video games and how drones are becoming helicopter sidekicks.
In this podcast, we look at new Army training strategy, the role of Marines in protecting U.S. diplomatic installations abroad and the recent creation of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Caucus in the Senate.
In this podcast, we explore the top five threats to national security in the coming decade.
In this podcast, we look at how one organization is working to treat brain injuries, how unmanned aircraft manufacturers are looking overseas for new markets and the uncertain future for the MRAP.
In this podcast, we look at the uncertain future of aircraft carriers, how America’s electrical grids may be making us vulnerable to attacks and why companies are adopting military training technology for civilian use.
In this podcast, we look at how the Defense Department is developing non-lethal weapons, how security firms are working to stop piracy and the murky outlook for the Department of Homeland Security’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
In this podcast, we look at ways to prevent Chinese hackers from stealing valuable trade secrets, concepts for teaming manned and unmanned aerial vehicles and a robot that looks like silly putty.
In this podcast, we look at the foreign and domestic armored vehicles the Army is pursuing, the military’s effort to reduce battery weight and the attempts by space industry and agencies to lower launch costs.