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PODCAST: Developing an industrial base to meet Australia’s security needs

In this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, Liam Garman, Robert Dougherty, and Stephen Kuper unpack the latest news in Defence and defence industry, discussing Australia’s industrial capacity for the development of maritime and guided weapons, as well as an ongoing mishap that has seen millions of emails intended for the US military sent to Mali.

In this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, Liam Garman, Robert Dougherty, and Stephen Kuper unpack the latest news in Defence and defence industry, discussing Australia’s industrial capacity for the development of maritime and guided weapons, as well as an ongoing mishap that has seen millions of emails intended for the US military sent to Mali.

  • The trio begin the podcast by looking at the commissioning of the USS Canberra in Sydney and a recent US report that raises concerns about a maintenance backlog in the nuclear-powered submarine fleet.
  • They then unpack revelations that a common spelling error threatens to expose sensitive US military information, with millions of misspelled email addresses destined for members of the US military and DOD sent to Mali.
  • Garman, Kuper, and Dougherty wrap up the podcast discussing the latest developments in the land domain, including a recent live fire Boxer exercise.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 447: PODCAST: Becoming the world’s most cyber-secure nation, with Cyber Security Minister Clare O’Neil
Episode 446: PODCAST: Local infrastructure – key to delivering Defence capabilities, with Cr Peter Hudson
Episode 445: PODCAST: A growing chorus calls for a national security strategy, with ANU’s Professor John Blaxland
Episode 444: PODCAST: Doing the rounds – the week that was in Defence and defence industry
Episode 443: PODCAST: Unpacking the history of Australia’s defence policy and posture, with Michael Pezzullo
Episode 442: PODCAST: Moving beyond the End of History
Episode 441: SPOTLIGHT: Unlocking Defence performance through infrastructure design, with HDR’s Tim Napper
Episode 440: PODCAST: US Space Force engages with Australian SMEs at AusSpace24
Episode 439: PODCAST: Australia’s growing need for a national security strategy, with Andrew Wallace MP
Episode 438: PODCAST: Delivering Black Hawk in record time and setting the record straight on Army’s Aviation evolution

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