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PODCAST: Identifying solutions for modern warfighters — Chris Dixon, Australian Defence Apparel, and Rob Orr, Bond University

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.

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

PODCAST: Identifying solutions for modern warfighters — Chris Dixon, Australian Defence Apparel, and Rob Orr, Bond University
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Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

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
Episode 247: PODCAST: Harnessing local capability to realise growth potential— Mark Burgess, managing director and CEO of Quickstep
Episode 246: PODCAST: Supporting naval capability at home and abroad — Rear Admiral Clint Thomas AM, CSC
Episode 245: PODCAST: Unpacking the impact of changing regional dynamics

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