In this episode of Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Jamie Gibbs, chief operations and engineering officer at Navantia Australia, joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss how Navantia Australia is building a uniquely sovereign ship design capability.
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- The podcast begins unpacking Navantia Australia’s growth in the region, including their delivery of Australia’s LHDs, and how they maintain the Navy’s interests throughout the design and building process.
- Gibbs and Tarrant then discuss the company’s sovereign design capability, including their locally designed bid for LAND 8710 Phase 1, and how Navantia Australia operates as an independent and Australian-based organisation.
- The pair wrap up the podcast unpacking Navantia Australia’s latest R&D projects with Australian universities, including digital twin and data analytics programs that are reducing the cost of Australian ship sustainment, and how the company is growing Australia’s future shipbuilding workforce.
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Episode 411: PODCAST: Digital defence infrastructure, with former US Special Operations Command director of networks and services, Colonel (ret’d) Joseph M Pishock
Episode 410: SPOTLIGHT: Securing leading talent in the defence industry, with Shelley Willsmore and Miranda Van Hooff
Episode 409: PODCAST: Government commitment to defence based on considered, direct action, with Meryl Swanson MP
Episode 408: PODCAST: Improving ICT Hardware Sustainment essential to the future of Defence and National Security by Nick Asscher and Bill Freeman, Touchpoint
Episode 407: PODCAST: Opposition Defence team scathing of government’s commitment to Defence and defence industry
Episode 406: PODCAST: The lead up to Indo Pacific 2023
Episode 405: PODCAST: Military aircraft news around the world, with the Australian Aviation editor Adam Thorn
Episode 404: PODCAST: The lingering impact of Defence of Australia in our defence policy, with the Hon Kim Beazley AC
Episode 403: PODCAST: Facilitating defence industry innovation, with Professor Emily Hilder
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