In this special episode of the Defence Connect Podcast recorded live on-site at the Avalon International Airshow and Defence Exposition, host Phil Tarrant is joined by the senior analyst of defence strategy and capability at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Dr Malcolm Davis, and Defence Connect journalist Steve Kuper to discuss some of the challenges facing the Australian defence landscape.
Dr Davis will share his thoughts on Australia’s position in the global defence environment, discussing the likelihood of Australia being at direct threat and how Australian involvement could look in future conflicts. He will address the gap that he believes has been created with the retirement of the F-111 and will also expand his take on the attitudes of defence leaders towards long range strike capability.
Finally, they will address the 2016 Defence White Paper and its relevance in the current defence climate, the push to keep Australian training and knowledge within Australia, and why communication with the US defence sector is paramount to our success.
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