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
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Episode 264: PODCAST: News Brief — Defence breathes new life into Collins Class fleet
Episode 263: PODCAST: Glen Ferrarotto, founder of Ironside Recruiting
Episode 262: PODCAST: Land Forces 2021 — Defence Connect’s deputy editor Liam Garman, and news editor Charbel Kadib
Episode 261: PODCAST: The art of the possible — Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia
Episode 260: INSIGHT: Backing AIC — Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price & shadow minister Matt Keogh
Episode 259: INSIGHT: Responding to new security challenges – John Blaxland, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, ANU
Episode 258: INSIGHT: A blueprint for national resilience — Senator James Paterson
Episode 257: PODCAST: Strengthening the defence ecosystem — Scott Carpendale, VP and MD of Boeing Defence Australia
Episode 256: INSIGHT: The future of air power with Northrop Grumman chief executive Chris Deeble and leading defence science expert Dr Jackie Craig