With 36 years in the Air Force before his transition into corporate, Warren Ludwig, director of international strategic development Australia, NZ and south-east Asia at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss General Atomics’ bid and the partnerships that they have created within the AIR 7003 proposal.
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He will share his thoughts on the current state of the Air Force and discuss the shift that has occurred in the relationship between defence and industry, while also looking at the biggest challenges that the industry is facing at the moment.
Warren Ludwig will also unpack the role of General Atomics, their involvement with Australian universities and share insights into technology currently being developed that we are likely to see in the coming decade.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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Episode 419: SPOTLIGHT: Enhancing the training continuum, with CAE’s Simon Ancona
Episode 418: PODCAST: Shaping the Australian Navy’s future fleet, with Professor Peter Dean, United States Studies Centre - University of Sydney
Episode 417: PODCAST: Balance critical to women succeeding in defence industry – Nathalie Sarlin, Buzzworks, Female Defence Leader of the Year 2023