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PODCAST: Maintaining agility through COVID-19 – Grant Sanderson, Electro Optic Systems

Grant Sanderson

Electro Optic Systems (EOS) is the nation’s second largest ASX-listed defence and aerospace entity, with clear ambitions to reach the number one spot.

Electro Optic Systems (EOS) is the nation’s second largest ASX-listed defence and aerospace entity, with clear ambitions to reach the number one spot.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by the technology company’s CEO of defence, Grant Sanderson, to discuss EOS’ recent $100 million contract with the Australian Army, the process for generating innovation within the organisation, and EOS’ view towards the future of the defence industry.

Sanderson reflects on how the business has met its service and support obligations throughout the pandemic, whether Australia has the sovereign manufacturing capability to meet its domestic and international export needs, and the biggest challenges being faced by EOS at the moment.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 218: INSIGHT: An Army in motion – Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO
Episode 217: INSIGHT: Maximising local industry content and our advantages in the Indo-Pacific – Matt Keogh, shadow minister for defence industry
Episode 216: INSIGHT: Chief of Air Force on shaping the RAAF to meet an evolving strategic environment
Episode 215: INSIGHT: Capability development, interoperability and the US-Australia relationship – Mark Weinrich, US Marine Attaché, US embassy, Canberra
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

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