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PODCAST: How naval shipbuilding is shaping the future of Australian defence, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, Royal Australian Navy

Jonathan Mead, Royal Australian Navy, RADM

2018 has been a year dominated by naval shipbuilding in Australia. Defence Connect Podcast host Phil Tarrant is joined by Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, Commander of the Australian Fleet, for an in-depth conversation about the $90 billion naval shipbuilding plan, industry opportunities and the operational utility of a larger fleet.

2018 has been a year dominated by naval shipbuilding in Australia. Defence Connect Podcast host Phil Tarrant is joined by Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, Commander of the Australian Fleet, for an in-depth conversation about the $90 billion naval shipbuilding plan, industry opportunities and the operational utility of a larger fleet.

RADM Mead will unpack his experience across Navy’s growing procurement agenda, his current role and responsibilities within the service, and a focus on attracting and retaining the right talent within the broader ADF.

He will also address the media scrutiny surrounding shipbuilding programs, including the Hunter Class frigates and Attack Class submarines, and how the upcoming ventures will shape Australia’s naval shipbuilding sector going forward.

Finally, the pair will also discuss how Navy is committed to improving relationships with industry to increase the speed and efficiency of the procurement process while ensuring that Navy maintains its technological edge now and into the future.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

PODCAST: How naval shipbuilding is shaping the future of Australian defence, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, Royal Australian Navy
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Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 224: PODCAST: LAND 129 Phase 3 and supporting sovereign UAS capabilities – Jack Kormas, managing director, Textron Systems Australia
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

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