Having doubled their employees since 2016 and further growth expected in the coming years, partly as a result of the pending arrival of the F-35 in Australia, Lockheed Martin is continuing to add to Australia’s thriving defence sector while still holding strong to their Australian identity.
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, chief executive of Lockheed Australia Vince Di Pietro and business development director for Lockheed Martin RMS Neale Prescott join host Phil Tarrant to further discuss the company’s contribution to the Australian economy and to unpack the changes that have aided its growth.
They will discuss the work they are completing, which is set to integrate Lockheed’s technological systems across all defence platforms while also analysing the current combat systems used across everything from submarines to within the Future Frigate program and the upcoming F-35s, and the jobs that the integration of these systems are creating for Australian workers, both in the major hubs and regional centres.
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The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 223: PODCAST: Working with industry to support AIC – Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry
Episode 222: PODCAST: Supporting Indigenous engagement and participation in defence – Norman Laing, Defence Indigenous Cultural Adviser
Episode 221: PODCAST: Innovation, R&D and national security – Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO chief scientist
Episode 220: PODCAST: Building organic Australian capabilities – Keith Johnson, Leidos Australia
Episode 219: INSIGHT: Life after politics – Christopher Pyne, Pyne and Partners
Episode 218: INSIGHT: An Army in motion – Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO
Episode 217: INSIGHT: Maximising local industry content and our advantages in the Indo-Pacific – Matt Keogh, shadow minister for defence industry
Episode 216: INSIGHT: Chief of Air Force on shaping the RAAF to meet an evolving strategic environment
Episode 215: INSIGHT: Capability development, interoperability and the US-Australia relationship – Mark Weinrich, US Marine Attaché, US embassy, Canberra
Episode 214: PODCAST: Maintaining agility through COVID-19 – Grant Sanderson, Electro Optic Systems