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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 236: Inside Defence: 23 November 2020
Episode 235: Inside Defence: 18 November 2020
Episode 234: The Defence Connect 2020 Australian Defence Industry Awards Finalist Showcase – Engineer of the Year
Episode 233: The Defence Connect 2020 Australian Defence Industry Awards Finalist Showcase – SME of the Year (Metro)
Episode 232: The Defence Connect 2020 Australian Defence Industry Awards Finalist Showcase – Naval Business of the Year
Episode 231: INSIGHT: Assessing the impact of the next President – Stephen Loosley AM, Visiting Fellow, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
Episode 230: INSIGHT: Australia, Indonesia and the opportunities of south-east Asia – Ben Bland, director, Southeast Asia Program, Lowy Institute
Episode 229: PODCAST: The art of persuasive bid writing and communicating in defence industry – Dr Rodger Manning and David Harvey, BidWrite
Episode 228: PODCAST: Celebrating 100 years with eyes firmly set on the future – Brendon Pett, operations manager trans-Tasman defence & national security, Beca
Episode 227: PODCAST: How RBI Hawker is innovating in APAC – Ian D’Arcy, Hawker Pacific

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