Veterans Darren Schuback and Ryan Carmichael established The Whiskey Project with the intent of disrupting the maritime technology space, launching the kind of modular tactical watercraft they wished they’d had access to when they served.
Schuback and Carmichael join host Phil Tarrant on this episode of Defence Connect Podcast to share how their career paths merged into founding their business, the shortfalls of other watercraft on the market, and how their model has been designed to adapt to Navy requirements moving forward.
They further outline the process of designing and generating their vessel, how they are funding the project, and the important role it plays in addressing the safety and performance concerns of the Australian defence sector.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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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 197: INSIGHT: Australia’s relationship with China – Andrew Hastie MP
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