In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, chief executive of Nova Systems Jim McDowell joins host Phil Tarrant to unpack the latest at the leading Australian defence company.
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The pair begin by discussing Nova Systems’ re-brand, which reflects the company’s recent growth – employing over a thousand people and turning over around $300 million in revenue – across specialist systems engineering advisory and management services, as well as advanced digital technology, software, services and systems integration solutions.
The podcast then continues by analysing Nova Systems’ core competency of test and evaluation and the hopes to shift into operating as a horizontal prime, and how it aims to play a larger role in Australia’s defence ecosystem.
The pair wrap up by discussing Nova Systems’ approach to building a sovereign defence industry, including building an experienced workforce in Australia, and examine how AUKUS will provide a unique opportunity for Australian businesses to broaden their industrial bases in the UK and US.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team
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Episode 425: PODCAST: Unpacking the independent analysis into Navy’s surface combatant fleet
Episode 424: PODCAST: Bringing together Defence, industry, and academia to drive innovation – Dr David Kershaw, DSTG
Episode 423: PODCAST: Unpacking the role and responsibilities of Parliament’s oversight committees
Episode 422: SPOTLIGHT: How cyber security is essential for the delivery of AUKUS Pillar I, with CyberCX’s Alastair MacGibbon
Episode 421: SPOTLIGHT: Securing freedom of manoeuvre in the electromagnetic spectrum, with DEWC Services CEO Allan Dundas
Episode 420: SPOTLIGHT: Driving efficiency and security in Australia’s defence industry, with Dassault Systèmes’ Francois Mathieu and Shaun Edsall
Episode 419: SPOTLIGHT: Enhancing the training continuum, with CAE’s Simon Ancona
Episode 418: PODCAST: Shaping the Australian Navy’s future fleet, with Professor Peter Dean, United States Studies Centre - University of Sydney
Episode 417: PODCAST: Balance critical to women succeeding in defence industry – Nathalie Sarlin, Buzzworks, Female Defence Leader of the Year 2023