South Australia is the national centre of naval shipbuilding and submarine sustainment, and the confirmed location for Australia’s next generation Future Submarines and Future Frigates.
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Chief Executive at Defence SA Richard Price joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the naval shipbuilding project which will see $250 billion over 30 years spent on naval ships and submarines. He will discuss the recent political changes in Canberra and how these are likely to impact the defence sector, the strategic priorities right now for Defence SA and the education and skills which will be desirable for those hoping for placement within the project.
Price will also discuss his new role in the space sector, the importance that he places on national enthusiasm for the success of the industry and unpack how they are supporting industry as a state.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 206: PODCAST: Celebrating two decades of homegrown Australian ingenuity - Jim Whalley and Steve Robinson, Nova Systems
Episode 205: PODCAST: Teaming up to support the COVID-19 frontline – Ben Barona, Defence Science and Technology, and Craig Maynard, Axiom Precision Manufacturing
Episode 204: PODCAST: Building the nation’s intellectual edge – MAJGEN Mick Ryan AM, Australian Defence College
Episode 203: PODCAST: Digitally adapting the Australian War Memorial - Matthew Anderson, Australian War Memorial
Episode 202: INSIGHT: Cyber and information warfare – MAJGEN Marcus Thompson AM, Department of Defence
Episode 201: PODCAST: National resilience through COVID-19
Episode 200: INSIGHT: Establishing a grand strategy – Dr Peter Layton, PhD
Episode 199: PODCAST: Working towards a fully sustainable AQS-24B – Gene Cumm, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Episode 198: PODCAST: Next generation tactical watercraft – Darren Schuback and Ryan Carmichael, The Whiskey Project
Episode 197: INSIGHT: Australia’s relationship with China – Andrew Hastie MP