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PODCAST: Teaming up to support the COVID-19 frontline – Ben Barona, Defence Science and Technology, and Craig Maynard, Axiom Precision Manufacturing

Ben Barona, Craig Maynard

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, a global shortage of protective face shields prompted a collaborative project between the Department of Defence and a local SME to help support medical workers battling the virus on the frontline.

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, a global shortage of protective face shields prompted a collaborative project between the Department of Defence and a local SME to help support medical workers battling the virus on the frontline.

On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Ben Barona, program leader of research and engineering at Defence Science and Technology (DST), and Craig Maynard, general manager of Axiom Precision Manufacturing, to share the story behind this critical partnership.

Barona and Maynard delve into the history of the decade-long relationship between DST and Axiom, the process of turning the protective shield project around in a matter of days, and the most effective way for SMEs to position themselves to attract good opportunities.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

PODCAST: Teaming up to support the COVID-19 frontline – Ben Barona, Defence Science and Technology, and Craig Maynard, Axiom Precision Manufacturing
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Episode 242: PODCAST: Top 5 – Defence Connect’s best Land and Amphibious stories
Episode 241: PODCAST: Top 5 – Defence Connect’s best Strike and Air Combat stories
Episode 240: PODCAST: Top 5 – Defence Connect’s best Key Enabler, Analysis stories
Episode 239: PODCAST: Top 5 – Defence Connect’s best Intel & Cyber stories
Episode 238: PODCAST: Top 5 – Defence Connect’s best Maritime & Undersea Warfare stories
Episode 237: Inside Defence: November 30
Episode 236: Inside Defence: 23 November 2020
Episode 235: Inside Defence: 18 November 2020
Episode 234: The Defence Connect 2020 Australian Defence Industry Awards Finalist Showcase – Engineer of the Year

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