Podcast: The State of Innovation in A&D


In this week’s Check 6 podcast, I discuss the state of innovation in the aerospace and defense industry with Graham Warwick, our managing editor for technology, and Senior Pentagon Editor Amy Butler. Our discussion touches on past innovations that are becoming a reality in today’s military forces, why the commercial sector is so much better at harnessing innovation and whether there is an innovation crisis in aerospace.

Read some of Graham's articles on innovation from this week's issue:

'Certifiable Trust' Required To Take Autonomous Systems Past 'Unmanned'

Digital Twin Would Track Aircraft Health Through Its Life

Autonomous Unmanned Air Transport Faces Challenges

And read Graham's and Amy's stories mentioned in Missed Approaches

Bell, Sikorsky/Boeing To Build Army JMR Rotorcraft Demonstrators

Northrop Bomber Team Relieved Over California Legislation

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