In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia, Scott Carpendale, discusses the aerospace company’s ongoing contribution to enhancing defence capability and supporting the growth of local industry.
Carpendale begins by discussing his transition into a leadership role following his appointment in 2019, and outlines how he’s sought to ensure BDA remains a “significant player” in Australia’s defence ecosystem.
The MD then reflects on the evolution of the local defence industry over the past few decades and BDA’s role in fostering a collaborative spirit between stakeholders to achieve long-term goals.
Carpendale goes on to highlight the opportunities around BDA’s pipeline of sustainment and production activity, particularly the Loyal Wingman program, which he says could serve as a model for shaping Australia’s future defence industry strategy.
Finally, the managing director outlines BDA’s plan to attract skilled labour and build the company’s local workforce.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 259: INSIGHT: Responding to new security challenges – John Blaxland, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, ANU
Episode 258: INSIGHT: A blueprint for national resilience — Senator James Paterson
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