Joining the Defence Connect podcast at Pacific 2019, Leonardo executive chairman Michael Lenton, in a follow-up to his featured episode at the same exposition two years prior, covers the workings of one of the most active businesses in the Australian defence industry since the 1800s.
Recorded live at Pacific 2019, Lenton and podcast host Phil Tarrant discuss the journey that Leonardo has been embarked on since being awarded the SEA 1442 program contract, a multi-phase contract to provide a maritime communications and information exchange architecture to meet the Australian Defence Force’s requirements for network-centric warfare in a maritime setting, with Leonardo subsidiary Selex ES Australia delivering the majority of the works.
Lenton also discusses the future of Leonardo in Australia and its focus on the local defence industry.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 213: INSIGHT: Lessons on national security from a career in diplomacy – Dave Sharma MP
Episode 212: PODCAST: From micro-business to leading distributor - Graeme Bulte, Aquaterro
Episode 211: PODCAST: Supporting Australia’s veterans and service personnel - Jason Scanes, Forsaken Fighters
Episode 210: PODCAST: Bolstering domestic capabilities in the wake of coronavirus – Robert Nioa, NIOA
Episode 209: PODCAST: Providing an agile workforce to the defence industry – Drew Horsell, Horsell, and Jon Westerland, KBR
Episode 208: INSIGHT: COVID-19 implications on national sovereignty - the Hon. David Fawcett
Episode 207: PODCAST: Collaboration between scientists, industry and government – Tanya Monro, Defence Science and Technology
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