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.

Direct download: April_2017_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

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.

Direct download: March_2017_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Feb_2017_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am EDT

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.

Direct download: Jan_2017_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

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.

Direct download: Dec_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Nov_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Oct_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am EDT

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.

Direct download: Sept_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

Air Force Launches Competition For Future ICBM - August 2016

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.

Direct download: Aug_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

Presidential Helicopter Approaches Key Milestone - July 2016

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.

Direct download: July_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

Lockheed Seeking More International F-35 Sales to Reduce Cost of Fighter - June 2016

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.

Direct download: June_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

Special Warfare Aircraft: Upgrades Focus on Performance — May 2016

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.

Direct download: May_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

The Road Ahead for the Humvee: Army Faces Tough Choices on Future Truck Buys — April 2016

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.

Direct download: April_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

The Coming Swarm: Thinking, Interactive Robots Could Overwhelm Adversaries — March 2016

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. 

Direct download: March_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

More Ships on the Way: Budget Boosts for New Cutters Marks Turning Point for the U.S. Coast Guard — February 2016

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.

Direct download: February_2016_ND_Podcast.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

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