Military Embedded Systems

Podcast: Speeding up DoD acquisition process, military artificial intelligence applications, DoD budget increase


April 26, 2018

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

The U.S. Department of Defense Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request is considerably higher than last year with more funding slated for upgrades of air, land, and sea platforms. In this podcast with Mike MacPherson, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, he discusses the impact for the budget increase on the defense electronics industry and what applications -- radar, unmanned systems, electronic warfare, etc. He also opines on the technology driving innovation in the defense electronic world such as artificial intelligence/machine learning and cyber security. MacPherson also discusses how the DoD needs to speed up its acquisition process to keep pace with technology advances.

This podcast is sponsored by the Avionics & Flight Ops show, the premier conference and exhibition for the international avionics and aviation electronics community. For information on attending the event, go to

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