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PODCAST: Working towards a fully sustainable AQS-24B – Gene Cumm, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Gene Cumm

Northrop Grumman are making headway on their goal of locally manufacturing all assets of their unmanned minehunting system AQS-24B for use within Australia.

Northrop Grumman are making headway on their goal of locally manufacturing all assets of their unmanned minehunting system AQS-24B for use within Australia.

Tune in to this episode of Defence Connect Podcast with host Phil Tarrant to hear from the company’s director of international mine warfare programs, Gene Cumm, on its accomplishments over the past year.

Cumm reveals the finer details of the AQS-24B platform, how Northrop Grumman was involved in Australian mine warfare Exercise Dugong, and which manufacturer received the organisation’s first Australian purchase order.

He also delves into how successful the platform has been in servicing the US Navy, the attitudes of the US defence sector towards Australian manufacturers, and how he predicts the program will develop within the next year.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

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
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 198: PODCAST: Next generation tactical watercraft – Darren Schuback and Ryan Carmichael, The Whiskey Project

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