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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The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 18

Episode 18 of The Air Warrior Podcast speaks with BAE Systems on its Tempest programme, intended to introduce a sixth-generation fighter for the Royal Air Force for the mid-2030s.

The Air Warrior Podcast Episode 17

With defence shows and exhibitions opening up again to members of the public, we take a look at the recent Slovak International Air Festival to detail all the news from the event and analysis of the state of the country’s key procurement programmes

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 16

We speak with former USAF pilot, Dean ‘Wilbur’ Wright, who discusses his impressive career of flying the A-10 and F-117A operationally, as well as for the service’s world-renowned Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron and his time on the Harrier GR7 during an exchange tour with the RAF

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 15

We take a look at the fallout from the ongoing airlift operation in Afghanistan with Dr Tom Copeland, Professor of Politics at the Colorado Christian University, for his take on the continued mission and its consequences for US policy

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 14

We look back in an interview with a former US Navy F/A-18 Squadron Commander on his frontline experiences and the role that airpower played in the years of combat operations in Afghanistan.

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 13

In episode 13 of the Air Warrior Podcast, with the upcoming 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Assistant Editor Josef Campion speaks with a former US Air Force pilot on his experiences of that fateful day and his role in policing US airspace in the days that followed.

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 12

In Episode 12 of the Air Warrior Podcast Alan Warnes speaks with Gary Waterfall, senior defence advisor for September’s DSEI exhibition and conference, on what visitors can expect as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions continue to ease

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 11

In Episode 11 Alan Warnes speaks with freelance journalist Tim Ripley on the shootdown of the Russian Air Force Il-20 in September 2018 and Russia’s wider airborne intelligence gathering capabilities.

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.