Two years have passed since the announcement of the integration of Aegis into the Royal Australian Navy by global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin Australia.
Defence Connect podcast host Phil Tarrant catches up with the organisation’s director of business development, Neale Prescott, and its program manager of surface maritime, Rob Milligan, at Pacific 2019 to find out how the project has developed since 2017. They break down the details of the Aegis combat system, the commonalities and points of difference between Australian and overseas implementation, and future projections for Lockheed Martin’s collaboration with Hunter Class frigates.
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The Defence Connect team
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Episode 188: PODCAST: ‘Deftech’ and the counter-drone industry – Oleg Vornik, DroneShield
Episode 187: PODCAST: Leveraging Indigenous talent in the defence workforce – Craig Williams, Navantia Australia, and Brendan Dumbrell and Hayden Surrao, JLB-Yaran
Episode 186: PODCAST: Interconnectivity between Navy services and the defence industry – Greg Laxton, Fleet Support Unit Australia
Episode 185: PODCAST: Embracing storytelling into your day-to-day life as a professional in defence industry – Chris Huet, Understood Consulting Services
Episode 184: PODCAST: Strengthening Australia’s defence capability – Sir Roger Carr, BAE Systems
Episode 183: PODCAST: Extreme ownership – John Gretton ‘Jocko’ Willink
Episode 182: PODCAST: Supporting the defence workforce – Richard Price, Defence SA
Episode 181: PODCAST: Priorities for the defence industry – Matt Keogh, shadow defence industry minister
Episode 180: PODCAST: The need for a national security strategy – Senator Jim Molan