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PODCAST: A stronger sovereign industrial base, with Jim McDowell, chief executive officer at Nova Systems

PODCAST: A stronger sovereign industrial base, with Jim McDowell, chief executive officer at Nova Systems

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.

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.

 

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

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 443: PODCAST: Unpacking the history of Australia’s defence policy and posture, with Michael Pezzullo
Episode 442: PODCAST: Moving beyond the End of History
Episode 441: SPOTLIGHT: Unlocking Defence performance through infrastructure design, with HDR’s Tim Napper
Episode 440: PODCAST: US Space Force engages with Australian SMEs at AusSpace24
Episode 439: PODCAST: Australia’s growing need for a national security strategy, with Andrew Wallace MP
Episode 438: PODCAST: Delivering Black Hawk in record time and setting the record straight on Army’s Aviation evolution
Episode 437: PODCAST: Life after Parliament and the changing geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, with Scott Morrison
Episode 436: PODCAST: Private capital key to driving SME growth, with Mark Stevens
Episode 435: PODCAST: Putting veteran families first, with the Families of Veterans Guild’s Renee Wilson
Episode 434: SPOTLIGHT: Mission engineering – a missing piece of the capability puzzle, with Downer’s Rachel Hatton and Nathan Rickard

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