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SPOTLIGHT: Building a stronger RAN with Gareth Evans, managing director of Rohde & Schwarz Australia

Welcome to the inaugural Defence Connect Spotlight podcast.

Welcome to the inaugural Defence Connect Spotlight podcast.


In this series, we aim to shine a spotlight on those businesses and individuals who are building a stronger and more resilient defence industry and ADF.

In this episode, Gareth Evans, managing director of Rohde & Schwarz joins host and editor of Defence Connect Liam Garman to discuss the company's exciting new partnership with BAE Systems Australia and their role as the communications systems integrator of choice for the Royal Australian Navy.

The pair begin by discussing Rohde & Schwarz's 40 year pedigree in communications systems including some of their historical highlights, before diving into their new mission to design and deliver communications systems for the Hunter Class frigate.

The podcast then continues with an analysis into the work which the company is doing in other military domains, as well as in the civilian world.

The pair wrap up by discussing how Rohde & Schwarz is building their sovereign industry capability including their AIC base in the Hunter, and how they are recruiting to support future and current projects in support of the ADF.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

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
Episode 318: PODCAST: Digitising the ADF for better and safer training, with Shane Acorn and Daniel Pace
Episode 317: PODCAST: An uncertain world, with MAJGEN (Ret’d) Mick Ryan
Episode 316: PODCAST: The worsening geostrategic environment
Episode 315: PODCAST: News wrap – Strengthening maritime capability
Episode 314: SPOTLIGHT: Unpacking the Aegis combat weapons system, with Lockheed Martin Australia’s Neale Prescott and Rob Milligan

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