PODCAST: Potential powerplant for SEA 5000, Rob Madders, Rolls-Royce Australia Services

Rob Madders, Rolls-Royce

Low underwater radiating noise is an important attribute for a defence vessel where undetectability in the underwater battlespace is key. Rolls-Royce has previously had success with the Type 23 frigate and now has further plans within the Australian defence industry.

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 90: PODCAST: Thales’ ongoing involvement in the SEA 1000 program, Adam Waldie, Thales
Episode 88: PODCAST: WA’s position in the defence supply chain, senator Linda Reynolds CSC
Episode 87: PODCAST: A proposed bid within AIR 7003, Warren Ludwig, General Atomics
Episode 86: PODCAST: Australian defence as a global player, Karen Stanton, HTA Group
Episode 85: PODCAST: Development within the underwater battlespace, Capt Tim Green RN
Episode 84: PODCAST: CIVSEC 2018 – A focus on future threats
Episode 83: PODCAST: Developing the roadmap for defence industry’s growth, Dr Sheridan Kearnan, Department of Defence
Episode 82: PODCAST: Traversing the breach between innovation and violation, Tony Bannister-Tyrrell, Coras Solutions
Episode 81: PODCAST: Showcasing amazing people doing incredible things – Patrick Kidd, CEO, Invictus Games Sydney
Episode 80: PODCAST: Eye in the sky, Keirin Joyce, LTCOL – SO1 UAS, Army UAS (Drone) Sub-Program Manager

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