Rank #1: 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.
Rank #2: July 2019 - Hypersonic Technologies, Army’s Robotic Initiatives and Artificial Intelligence
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.
Rank #3: August 2019 - Pentagon’s Arctic Strategy, Army’s Small Arms Initiatives and Robotic Wingman Programs
In this podcast, National Defense explores the Pentagon’s Arctic strategy, the Army’s new small arms initiatives and robotic wingman programs.
Rank #4: 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.
Rank #5: 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.
Rank #6: June 2019 - International Market for the F-35, Navy's Shipbuilding Plans
In this podcast, National Defense explores the international market for the F-35, the Navy’s shipbuilding plans and advancements in directed energy programs.
Rank #7: May 2018-Special Operations Command's Ten 10 Technologies
In this podcast, we look at Special Operations Command's top 10 technology needs.
Rank #8: May 2019 - Special Operations Command's Vehicles
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine looks at the future of how Special Operations Command moves its commandos via air, land and sea.
Rank #9: 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.
Rank #10: 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.
Rank #11: 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.
Rank #12: 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.
Rank #13: 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.
Rank #14: 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.
Rank #15: June 2018-Technology Shortfalls in the Arctic, Ground Robots & GPS Alternatives
Rank #16: 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.
Rank #17: March 2019 - Quantum Race in the National Security Community
In this podcast, National Defense Magazine takes a deep dive into efforts to harness quantum technology.
Rank #18: 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.
Rank #19: 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.
Rank #20: July 2018-Improving Lethality of Weapons, New Space Launch Options & Advanced Super Hornet Cockpit
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.