Air Warrior Podcast

Taking you behind the scenes of the defence aerospace sector, the weekly Air Warrior Podcast brings together the subject matter experts of Key Aero’s Modern Military Aviation team to uncover the most significant events in the air domain, from the platforms and the people, to the strategic effects and influences that air power provides.

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Air Warrior Podcast Episode 10

In Episode 10 of the Air Warrior Podcast we bring you all the developments from military aviation, and Richard Thomas speaks with Strategy&, PricewaterhouseCoopers strategy consulting business, on its landmark report into the UK’s aerospace and defence sector

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 9

In Episode 9 of the Air Warrior Podcast we bring you all the latest news from the military aerospace sector and Richard Thomas is in conversation with Leonardo on its AW149 platform.

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 8

In Episode 8 of the Air Warrior Podcast aerospace news highlights include F-35A and P-8A selections, a drop in UK military fixed-wing routine flight hours and insight into Russia's activities in the Black and Mediterranean Seas

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 7

The US State Department approves a possible multi-billion-dollar sale of F-16 fighters to the Philippines, the UK eyes its future H-47 (ER) Chinooks helicopters. Meanwhile, we chat to Swedish aerospace and defence OEM Saab for the latest JAS-39 Gripen fighter developments and prospective export opportunities

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 6

Bringing you all the latest news from the military aerospace sector over the past week, the Air Warrior Podcast team chats through the UK’s Chinook presence in Mali, analysis of the US FY22 budget, and details of the latest from the B-21 Raider next-generation bomber programme

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 5

As rivals to Rafale mull fast jet secondhand offerings and the US hits an unmanned aviation first, Air Warrior Podcast host Richard Thomas chats with freelance defence journalist Alexander Mladenov on the venerable Mi-24 attack helicopter as the type nears 50 years in military service

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 4

While defence procurement enjoyed a bumper week, Modern Military Group Editor Alan Warnes speaks with Aero Vodochody on its L-39NG military jet trainer to learn more about the latest developments from the programmes and potential new markets for the aircraft

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 3

With the West gradually departing from counter-insurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan amid a pivot towards the rising powers of the East, what role will platforms like Textron Aviation's AT-6E light attack aircraft play in future force structures? Can such platforms operate in the contested battlespace of the future, or will the likelihood of new low-intensity conflicts ensure a continued relevance?

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 2

As French, US and UK platforms test their capabilities in Exercise Atlantic Trident, the Modern Military team examines some of the capabilities on display and potential intelligence gathering activities that these NATO allies could be conducting against each other.

Air Warrior Podcast: Episode 1

With HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) underway on its landmark CSG21 deployment, the Modern Military Aviation team at Key.Aero discuss the Exercise Strike Warrior work-up and examine the capabilities that make up the aircraft carrier's air wing