Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast

This week on Check 6, Aviation Week's U.S. defense editor James Drew speaks with Kratos Defense & Security Solutions CEO Eric DeMarco. We discuss the tectonic shifts in the U.S. defense industrial landscape, from industry consolidation to snapping up ex-bomber engineers. DeMarco talks about his company's new drone shop, first flight of the Valkyrie, Patriot Games, ballistic missile targets, and intercepting satellite spoofers on the battlefield.

Direct download: Kratos_Check_6.mp3
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A look at the state of play on the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 carrier-based aerial-refueling UAV, to the U.S. Air Force’s attempt to replace its Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System and its T-X advanced combat trainer program.

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Teal Group’s Richard Aboulafia joins Aviation Week and Air Transport World editors to discuss the ramifications of trade complaints by Boeing and U.S. airlines.

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From the International Astronautical Congress to the creation of the U.S. National Space Council, a look at changes in the market.

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