In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Chris Dixon, CEO of Australian Defence Apparel, and Rob Orr, associate professor and director of the Tactical Research Unit at Bond University, join host Phil Tarrant to discuss how they’ve collaborated to develop new technology for modern warfighters.
Dixon discusses the evolution of the ADA business and the importance of onshoring Australian manufacturing capability in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Orr discusses his transition from full-time service in the Australian Army to a senior academic role at Bond University’s Tactical Research Unit.
The pair then go on to explain how they’ve collaborated to identify solutions to address key pain points among defence and emergency services personnel.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 316: PODCAST: The worsening geostrategic environment
Episode 315: PODCAST: News wrap – Strengthening maritime capability
Episode 314: SPOTLIGHT: Unpacking the Aegis combat weapons system, with Lockheed Martin Australia’s Neale Prescott and Rob Milligan
Episode 313: PODCAST: Building a regional maritime hub, with Babcock’s Brad Yelland
Episode 312: SPOTLIGHT: Building a stronger RAN with Gareth Evans, managing director of Rohde & Schwarz Australia
Episode 311: PODCAST: The healing power of sport
Episode 310: PODCAST: Building a defence hub in Hunter, with Tim Owen
Episode 309: PODCAST: The long road to Invictus Games 2022
Episode 308: PODCAST: Assessing the government’s defence policy, with Senator Rex Patrick
Episode 307: PODCAST: Invictus Australia — Michael Hartung, OAM, CEO Invictus Australia