In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, news editor Charbel Kadib and editor of Australian Aviation Adam Thorn join host Phil Tarrant to discuss the latest developments in military aviation.
The team begin by addressing the latest COVID-19 outbreak in NSW and its potential implications on the commercial and military aviation industries.
The trio then reflect on the Royal Australian Air Force’s 100-year anniversary, discussing the evolution in air power, including the recent integration of the fifth-generation F-35A fleet.
Tarrant, Kadib and Thorn also touch upon the recent testing of RAAF capability across a number of major military exercises, including Exercise Arnhem Thunder and Exercise Rogue Ambush.
Finally, the team delve into the latest military aviation news, including the suspension of the MRH-90 Taipan fleet and the greenlighting of Defence’s purchase of 29 Boeing-built Apache aircraft.
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 264: PODCAST: News Brief — Defence breathes new life into Collins Class fleet
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