In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Andy Keough managing director of SAAB Australia joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss their involvement in the SEA 5000 Future Frigate program, which will see them continuing their already strong partnership with Lockheed Martin to integrate a common core operating system and interface across all navy fleets.
Keough also discusses SAAB’s subs in schools program and how it is attracting an ongoing stream of young talent into the industry, unpacks Australia’s position and reputation within the SAAB organisation, and discusses the company’s future plans within the defence industry.
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The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 106: PODCAST: The critical role that academia plays in the future of defence, Professor Colin Stirling & Tony Kyriacou, Flinders University
Episode 105: PODCAST: SEA 5000 and SEA 1000 creating multiple opportunities for Australian SMEs, Adam Waldie & David Eyles, Thales
Episode 104: PODCAST: Revolutionising the efficiency and cost effectiveness of naval shipbuilding, Richard Price, Defence SA
Episode 103: PODCAST: Recruiting the Australian defence force of tomorrow, Sue McGready, Department of Defence
Episode 102: PODCAST: Maintaining a strong Australian identity within defence, Vince Di Pietro and Neale Prescott, Lockheed Martin
Episode 101: PODCAST: Australia's history and future within the space sector, Robert Brand, ThunderStruck Aerospace
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