In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, news editor Charbel Kadib joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the latest defence and geopolitical developments.
Tarrant and Kadib begin by discussing the historic flight of the Royal Australian Air Force’s F-35A aircraft, which took to the skies with a full arsenal for the first time.
The pair then discuss the government’s recent data sovereignty push in the face of growing cyber security threats, with a new framework set up to ensure government data is stored onshore.
Tarrant and Kadib also reference the latest cross-domain military exercises undertaken in the lead up to Exercise Talisman Sabre, including Exercise Sea Explorer, which involved the first ever deployment of Abrams tanks in amphibious operations.
Last but certainly not least, the pair comment on the Commonwealth government’s recent decision to invest approximately $6 billion in life-of-type-extensions (LOTE) for all six Collins Class submarines.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 270: PODCAST: News wrap – TS 21 in full swing; SMEs secure new defence contracts
Episode 269: PODCAST: Backing veterans with new tech tools – REDSIX CEO Michael Handley
Episode 268: PODCAST: Cyber fortification — Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson AM
Episode 267: PODCAST: Effective negotiation in an evolving landscape – Simon Kelland, Scotwork
Episode 266: PODCAST: Mark Ormrod MBE - motivational speaker, author and Royal Marine veteran joins the DC team
Episode 265: PODCAST: Aviation wrap-up — RAAF evolution, military training, maintenance & procurement
Episode 263: PODCAST: Glen Ferrarotto, founder of Ironside Recruiting
Episode 262: PODCAST: Land Forces 2021 — Defence Connect’s deputy editor Liam Garman, and news editor Charbel Kadib
Episode 261: PODCAST: The art of the possible — Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia
Episode 260: INSIGHT: Backing AIC — Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price & shadow minister Matt Keogh