I - On Defense Podcast

I - On Defense Podcast

Probably the best defense commentary in the world. Top military and defense industry analysis in 30 minutes or less.

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In this episode, we discuss the latest security assistance package (28 Sep) to Ukraine and give a complete roll-up of assistance (so far).  We also discuss two US Army stories: the Precision Strike Missile contract and a nice update on how the 4th & 5th SFABs are supporting the Compete Phase of US MDO (Multi-Domain Operations) in Europe & the Indo-Pacific.  Plus, we always like a good shoulder-launch munition story and we h...

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We spend a fair amount of time on four Direct Energy Weapon efforts by the DOD. Plus, we scour the DOD official website for interesting recent news including the BG Ryder Press brief from 27 Sep 22-  and a few other interesting items.

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Episode 53 finds us discussing many topics. First, we provide an update on the AFSOC CV-22 Osprey clutch issue and the Service's plan to mitigate risk.  Then, we talk about France's approach to defense acquisition in response to the turbulent conditions in Europe.  Finally, we provide some US Army organizational news- specifically- the activation of the 3d Multi-Domain Task Force  at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

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We cover two articles that discuss the impact on US stockpiles from the multiple security assistance packages to Ukraine.  We detail of some of the most impacted weapon systems. We also quickly (or not so quickly) talk about the latest DOD Press briefing from 20 September 2022.

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100% of this episode discusses Poland's current (& recent) modernization efforts (since 2020).

Apologize in advance for the volume late in the episode. Not sure what happened.

BPT turn up volume at 15:25 (minutes : seconds).  

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Episode 50 has us discussing the Army's Synthetic Training Environment (STE) enabling effort to produce the One World Terrain in support of training systems.  We also discuss the latest Foreign Military Sales to Taiwan and China's reaction.  Pretty heavy stuff for this Podcast- but we got through it.


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In episode 49, we finally discuss the Army's Next Generation Fixed Wing ISR Program (HADES). In addition, we highlight the Army Secretary's comments at the Maneuver Warfighter Conference held this week at Fortress Benning + the latest Security Assistance Package to Ukraine.

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We discuss the latest Security Assistance Package to Ukraine which includes 155mm delivered Remote Anti-Tank Mines (RAAM) + Army Futures Command new (potential) 4-Star is Nominated & finally- the F35 makes headlines again.

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It's not often we discuss Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test Launches, but we do in this episode.  We also take a dive into the Army Futures Command and their relationship with the ASA ALT.  Plus, we give a rundown of all the 4-Star positions in DOD.  

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Episode 46 is a hasty episode covering the latest US Army IVAS news.  + who can resist an F35B story?

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In episode 45, we discuss the return to flight of AFSOC CV-22s + the latest US & Iran competition incident in the Red Sea.  We also discuss Foreign Military Sales to Taiwan. In addition, we introduce the Biden Administration Nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research Development, and Acquisition (ASN RDA).

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In Episode 44, we discuss the the grounding of the US Army fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters.  Plus, we follow up on the recent news concerning Australia's recent purchase of Blackhawk- and now Seahawk helicopters.  And finally, we discuss Sweden's purchase of small arms & machine gun thermal sights.

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Ep 43 takes a dive into delivery information on NASAMS - VAMPIRE c-UAS - Switchblade 600 systems.  Plus we discuss the Australian MHR-90 Taipan replacement. Plus-plus, we talk about two Senior DOD Acquisition Executives' visit to HIMARS facility in Arkansas- and we also throw in a USMC Force Design 2030 story.

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In episode 42, we discuss the latest security assistance package to Ukraine + two Foreign Military sales- one to Morocco & one to Australia.  In addition, we discuss the M1 SEP v3 Tank(s) sale to Poland & also- planned upgrades to the USAF B52H.

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We danced around it for a few episodes, but now we dive in to JADC2. Plus- we have some nice and easy coverage about the US Army's work on the CATV & UAS programs and my favorite...Water Trailers (Bison & Bison Lite).

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In episode 40, we discuss the latest security package to Ukraine plus USMC Osprey news.

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In this episode, we discuss the Army Tactical Truck competition plus an update on the USAF F35 Lightning II ejection seat inspections.  We also cover the CV-22 Osprey fleet grounding and a little bit more on the Multi-Domain Task Force.

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In episode 38, we discuss the Army's Multi-Domain Task Force with (some) detail on the Strategic Fires Battalion.

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In this episode we discuss the latest assistance package to Ukraine that includes the M18 Claymore Mine.  Also the Army has plans to field Directed Energy weapons on two platforms.  And finally we talk about the top defense companies in the world.  Oh, we also throw some Foreign Military Sales information for good measure.

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In this episode, we discuss a wide range of topics- from the SOCOM Armed Overwatch program decision to IVAS & FLRAA news.

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