With each passing day the regional balance of power is evolving, setting the stage for a big year for Defence and defence industry as Australia prepares for the challenges of the 2020s.
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper recap all the very latest in Australian Defence, defence industry and national security policy news.
Phil and Steve discuss the geo-strategic environment and challenges facing incoming US President Joe Biden, particularly in the aftermath of recent provocative actions against Taiwan by the People’s Republic of China.
The pair also talk about an opinion piece by retired Major General, now senator, Jim Molan about the government’s plans to acquire the Apache and the flurry of feedback from Defence Connect’s readership.
Finally, the pair also discuss some of the new year success stories for Australian defence industry leaders; Sydney-based advanced manufacturing powerhouse Quickstep and Canberra-based cyber security company archTIS.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 271: PODCAST: Preparing for instability in the Indo-Pacific – Senator Jim Molan
Episode 270: PODCAST: News wrap – TS 21 in full swing; SMEs secure new defence contracts
Episode 269: PODCAST: Backing veterans with new tech tools – REDSIX CEO Michael Handley
Episode 268: PODCAST: Cyber fortification — Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson AM
Episode 267: PODCAST: Effective negotiation in an evolving landscape – Simon Kelland, Scotwork
Episode 266: PODCAST: Mark Ormrod MBE - motivational speaker, author and Royal Marine veteran joins the DC team
Episode 265: PODCAST: Aviation wrap-up — RAAF evolution, military training, maintenance & procurement
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