U.S. budget week behind us, International Editor Robert Wall joins us from Airbus in Hamburg to discuss the surprises in the Fiscal 2010 defence budget with Senior Pentagon Editor Amy Butler and Graham Warwick, Senior Technology Editor, in DC. We talk about:
- Cancellation of KEI, the Kinetic Energy Interceptor (video here). Is the Missile Defense Agency losing ground?
- Cuts to the C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft program, and its transfer from the Army to the Air Force.
- Was the Pentagon official serious when he suggested, unprompted, that V-22 could do the CSAR mission.
We continue with the budget theme in our Missed Approaches: the "LUH replacing Kiowa Warrior" snafu; MDA tells it like it is on Israel's Arrow III; and is JASSM really the "Teflon missile"?
Listen to this week's show.