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PODCAST: Revolutionising the efficiency and cost effectiveness of naval shipbuilding, Richard Price, Defence SA

Richard Price, Defence SA

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.

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

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Episode 436: PODCAST: Private capital key to driving SME growth, with Mark Stevens
Episode 435: PODCAST: Putting veteran families first, with the Families of Veterans Guild’s Renee Wilson
Episode 434: SPOTLIGHT: Mission engineering – a missing piece of the capability puzzle, with Downer’s Rachel Hatton and Nathan Rickard
Episode 433: SPOTLIGHT: Introducing the Australian Digital Defence Industry Matrix, with BenchOn’s Tim Walmsley
Episode 432: SPOTLIGHT: What does sovereignty mean in a post-DIDS industry? With Stephen Kowal, CEO of Atturra
Episode 431: PODCAST: Developing Army’s hand-to-hand combatives program, with Paul Cale
Episode 430: PODCAST: Aussie innovation supporting navies around the world, with Jeffrey Hawkins, Pivot Maritime International