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PODCAST: Engineering the defence vehicle of today for 30 years of service in the battlefield, Kevin Wall, Thales

Kevin Wall, Thales

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by vice president of vehicles and tactical systems at Thales, Kevin Wall, who will discuss the capabilities of land vehicles currently in service within Australian Army, those about to go into service, and the role of Thales in future-proofing emerging technology to meet the needs of a future defence industry.



Wall will discuss the Bushmaster program’s place in current defence industry, Thales’ ambitions for the program in regard to upgrades and design, its competition in the market, and the opportunities that opening the program to the wider export market would generate. He will also unpack the emerging Hawkei program and discuss export opportunities outside of military vehicles, including the F90 rifle and exporting training in the defence sector.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 183: PODCAST: Supporting the defence workforce – Richard Price, Defence SA
Episode 182: PODCAST: Priorities for the defence industry – Matt Keogh, shadow defence industry minister
Episode 181: PODCAST: The need for a national security strategy – Senator Jim Molan
Episode 180: PODCAST: Maintaining intellectual advantage within the cyber defence space - Matthew Wilson, Penten
Episode 179: PODCAST: The 15-year evolution of the Bushmaster – Paul Feighan, Thales
Episode 178: PODCAST: How Australian SMEs can compete on a global stage – John O’Callaghan, Defence Council Victoria
Episode 177: PODCAST: The key challenges facing naval shipbuilding in Australia – Alain Houard, Dassault Systèmes
Episode 176: PODCAST: Operations since the SEA 1442 program contract, Michael Lenton, Leonardo
Episode 175: PODCAST: Forging closer industry partnerships on the back of Type 26 – Mark Goldsack, Defence & Security Organisation, UK government
Episode 174: PODCAST: Aegis delivery for Hunter Class frigates – Neale Prescott and Rob Milligan, Lockheed Martin Australia

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