News editor of Defence Connect, Charbel Kadib, and journalist Nastasha Tupas, delve into the latest developments across defence industry and geopolitics.
The pair begins by recapping their experiences and highlights at the 2022 Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney.
Kadib and Tupas discuss some of the key news items announced during the three-day exhibition, held at the International Convention Centre.
The journalists then unpack the biggest news stories over the past few weeks, which include Australia’s plans to acquire MH-60R Romeo and AH-64 Apache helicopters, as well as an update to the SEA129 Phase 5 program and a new autonomous sub-surface vehicle program.
The pair concludes by discussing the current federal election campaign and the latest geopolitical developments in the region.
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 314: SPOTLIGHT: Unpacking the Aegis combat weapons system, with Lockheed Martin Australia’s Neale Prescott and Rob Milligan
Episode 313: PODCAST: Building a regional maritime hub, with Babcock’s Brad Yelland