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PODCAST: Catching up with Lockheed Martin Australia’s newly appointed chief executive, Air Marshal (Retired) Warren McDonald AO, CSC

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Air Marshal (Retired) Warren McDonald AO, CSC.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Air Marshal (Retired) Warren McDonald AO, CSC.


The pair begin by discussing Air Marshal McDonald’s previous role heading up the joint capabilities at the ADF and how he’s bringing his experience to lead Lockheed Martin Australia as the company’s new chief executive.

The podcast continues, analysing the new capabilities the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fleet will bring to the Royal Australian Air Force as four of the fifth-generation jets touched down at their new home in RAAF Base Tindal this month.

The pair wrap up the podcast discussing resilience and Air Marshal McDonald’s take on how the defence industry has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 328: PODCAST: The Defence Strategic Review, shaping the future ADF
Episode 327: PODCAST: Readying Australia for the nuclear submarine revolution
Episode 326: PODCAST: The future of ISR satellites, with Kleos co-founder Andy Bowyer
Episode 325: PODCAST: In conversation with the head of Defence Space Command, Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts
Episode 324: PODCAST: News, public opinion and energy security – unpacking the latest in defence
Episode 323: PODCAST: Cyber security, a legal requirement? With Clyde & Co’s Reece Corbett-Wilkins and Avryl Lattin
Episode 322: PODCAST: 45 Days – The Fight For A Nation, with Emile Ghessen
Episode 321: PODCAST: News wrap – Chapter closed: Subs program turns new page
Episode 320: SPOTLIGHT: Revolutionising the space domain, with Lockheed Martin Australia and Inovor Technologies
Episode 319: PODCAST: Supporting defence businesses, with DSTG’s Nigel McGinty and Robert Hunjet

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