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 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
Episode 255: INSIGHT: Building a future-ready workforce — SA Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni
Episode 254: INSIGHT: Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on foreign affairs, defence and trade – Senator David Fawcett
Episode 253: PODCAST: Discussing the past and future of RAAF after its centenary
Episode 252: INSIGHT: Examining the relationship between Defence and civil society — Major Cate Carter from the Australian Defence College
Episode 251: INSIGHT: Proposing an alternative plan for Defence — Meryl Swanson, shadow assistant minister for defence
Episode 250: INSIGHT: Celebrating female participation in the Navy — Rear Admiral Katherine Richards, head of Navy engineering
Episode 249: INSIGHT: Journeying through Australia’s military history — Dr Will Davies, author and historian