In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, program director of Rolls-Royce Australia Services Rob Madders joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the company’s bid in the SEA 5000 proposal and its partnership with Australian industrial engineering firm Marand. Supporting this partnership, Madders talks about how Rolls-Royce has been building its supply chain within Australia, unpacks the government’s role in influencing such decisions, and shares what is involved in a business becoming affiliated with the Rolls-Royce brand.
Madders also discusses the history of Rolls-Royce within defence industry and share how its benchmark work with the Type 23 frigate will impact its plans going forward with the Type 26 frigate should their bid be successful, the changes in the Australian defence industry over the past two decades, and shares his thoughts on Australia as a shipbuilding hub.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 100: PODCAST: The freedom that a start-up space agency presents Australia, Dr Jason Held, Saber Astronautics
Episode 99: PODCAST: Defence industry’s communication opportunities in the digital age, Brendan Maxwell, The Decisive Point
Episode 98: PODCAST: How geospatial imagery is aiding US border security, Patrick Stewart, US Border Patrol
Episode 97: Technology is changing the face of border security: US Border Protection Chief
Episode 96: PODCAST: How Legacy is supporting families impacted by defence, John Hutcheson, Legacy
Episode 95: On Point: Milskil leading SMEs in supporting Defence capability
Episode 94: PODCAST: Milskil to deliver training services following Australian JSF arrival, John Lonergan, Milskil
Episode 93: PODCAST: Remembering the heroes of Hamel 100 years on, Stephen Dando-Collins, author
Episode 92: PODCAST: The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world, Peter FitzSimons, author
Episode 91: PODCAST: Combat management systems and the new Hunter Class, Andy Keough, SAAB Australia