PODCAST: Enhancing the future of Australia’s unmanned undersea capabilities, Gavin Henry & Daniel Dent, Thales

The growing capability of autonomous underwater systems is changing the dynamics of undersea warfare and mine hunting. Defence Connect Podcast host Phil Tarrant is joined by Gavin Henry and Daniel Dent of Thales Underwater Systems to discuss the role industry plays in supporting the integration of autonomous systems in the future Royal Australian Navy.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Henry, business development, and Dent, R&D project manager, from Thales Underwater Systems will unpack the growing synergies between industry and Defence to respond to emerging and existing threats in the underwater domain. 

The pair will also discuss the growing export opportunities emerging throughout the Indo-Pacific and European regions, on the back of Thales’ local research and development and sovereign industry capability across autonomous systems, mine hunting and the underwater domain.

Additionally, the pair will focus on complex system capabilities that Thales Underwater Systems is developing in Australia to support the Royal Australian Navy’s operational goals, while reducing the risk to human operators through the integration of autonomous systems. These developments also provide the opportunity for developing key relationships between industry, Defence and broader global customers.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team. 

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 129: Guiding Defence’s R&D and innovation agenda: On Point with Dr Alex Zelinsky
Episode 128: PODCAST: The process, rigour and role of a chief defence scientist, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO, University of Newcastle
Episode 127: PODCAST: The relationship between air cadets and the RAAF, Wing Commander (AAFC) Paul Martin Hughes JP
Episode 126: PODCAST: How growing expectations within defence industry are providing opportunities for SMEs, Greg Whitehouse, Precision Technic Defence Pty Ltd
Episode 125: PODCAST: How a changing ADF will shape the benchmarks that Air Combat Group strives to achieve, AIRCDRE Mike Kitcher, Air Combat Group – RAAF
Episode 123: PODCAST: How naval shipbuilding is shaping the future of Australian defence, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, Royal Australian Navy
Episode 122: PODCAST: The top topics and commentary impacting the defence sector across 2018
Episode 121: PODCAST: Balancing the needs of both the defence and civilian sectors, Angus Hutchinson, Thomas Global Systems
Episode 120: PODCAST: How SMEs can launch business connections with the Australian Defence Force, Matt Hill, Shadow Business Development
Episode 119: PODCAST: Reflecting on an extensive defence career, Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Bob Love CB, OBE

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