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 283: PODCAST: Assessing China’s grey zone operations – Dr Peter Layton
Episode 282: PODCAST: Media and the modern battlespace – Dr Charles Knight
Episode 281: PODCAST: Building a more resilient Australia with Commodore (Ret’d) Vince Di Pietro
Episode 280: PODCAST: The submarine story no one wants to hear, with ANU’s Professor Roger Bradbury
Episode 279: PODCAST: Unpacking AUKUS — Australia’s nuclear submarine deal
Episode 278: PODCAST: A different vision for Australian defence industry, with shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh
Episode 277: PODCAST: The future of Australia’s space industry with Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space
Episode 276: PODCAST SPECIAL EPISODE: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health with David Coleman, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Episode 275: PODCAST: Discussing LAND 125 Phase 4 with Babcock’s Craig Schwartz
Episode 274: PODCAST: Securing Australia’s missile sovereignty with Jim McDowell, Group CEO of Nova Systems, and Dr Ben Greene, Group CEO of EOS