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Paul Feighan
7 Nov 2019
PODCAST: The 15-year evolution of the Bushmaster – Paul Feighan, Thales
Thales’ Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle is globally renowned for servicing the Australian Defence Force since 2005. ...
John O’Callaghan
1 Nov 2019
PODCAST: How Australian SMEs can compete on a global stage – John O’Callaghan, Defence Council Victoria
With a wealth of defence industry experience and a career spanning both defence industry and the Department of Defence, Victorian defence industry adv...
1 Nov 2019
PODCAST: The key challenges facing naval shipbuilding in Australia – Alain Houard, Dassault Systèmes
With Dassault Systèmes looking to have substantial impact on the Australian shipbuilding industry of the future, marine and offshore industries vice ...
31 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Operations since the SEA 1442 program contract, Michael Lenton, Leonardo
Joining the Defence Connect podcast at Pacific 2019, Leonardo executive chairman Michael Lenton, in a follow-up to his featured episode at the same ex...
31 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Forging closer industry partnerships on the back of Type 26 – Mark Goldsack, Defence & Security Organisation, UK government
Joining the Defence Connect podcast, Mark Goldsack of the UK government’s Defence & Security Organisation discusses how the UK government and in...
30 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Aegis delivery for Hunter Class frigates – Neale Prescott and Rob Milligan, Lockheed Martin Australia
Two years have passed since the announcement of the integration of Aegis into the Royal Australian Navy by global security and aerospace company Lockh...
30 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Management consulting in high-risk areas – John ‘JP’ Smith, Noetic Group
Host Phil Tarrant is joined at Pacific 2019 by John ‘JP’ Smith, general manager of defence at consulting firm Noetic Group. ...
29 Oct 2019
PODCAST: The importance of real-world situational testing in a simulation-heavy environment – Raydon Gates and George McGuire, QinetiQ
Joining the Defence Connect podcast at Pacific 2017, QinetiQ’s non-executive director, Raydon Gates, spoke of ambitious growth targets and how they ...
29 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Launch of the Australian Maritime Development Centre – Peter Davie, Dr Len Sciacca, Francois Duthoit
On this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, host Phil Tarrant discusses the newly established Australian Maritime Development Centre with its inte...
28 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Setting the agenda for defence industry in WA – Paul Papalia, Parliament of Western Australia
Paul Papalia first joined the Defence Connect Podcast at Pacific 2017 to discuss the opportunities that the 2016 Defence White Paper presented to West...
28 Oct 2019
PODCAST: The Future Submarine Program – Developing tomorrow’s capability today, Michael Oliver and Dr John Towers, Lockheed Martin
In this special episode recorded live at Pacific 2019, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Lockheed Martin’s Michael Oliver, the future submarine combat ...
24 Oct 2019
PODCAST: The future of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan
In this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan joins Phil Tarrant at Pacific 2019 to...
18 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Maintenance and sustainment supporting Navy’s mission - RADM Wendy Malcolm
While much of the focus has been placed on the $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, an elite team within CASG is working behind the scenes to ensure t...
11 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Defence and industry agility in a period of competition - Greg Moriarty, Secretary of the Department of Defence
Australia’s defence capability is at a key point in its development and acquisition time frame, with industry and defence collaboration playing a c...
9 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Common heritage, shared history and moving forward into a contested environment – VADM Paul Maddison, UNSW
It is no secret that Australia finds itself in an increasingly contested regional and global environment; rising powers and non-state, asymmetric acto...
7 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Aussie start-up providing leading edge autonomous maritime capability – Robert Dane, OCIUS, and Daniel Dent, Thales
Australia’s defence industry start-up ecosystem is steadily growing with a number of stand out performers designing, building and testing leading-ed...
3 Oct 2019
PODCAST: Supporting Australia’s sovereign shipbuilding capability – Steve Robinson and Lee Kormany, Nova Systems
Australia’s pursuit of a continuous shipbuilding industry has been the driving force behind closer integration between defence industry primes and t...
26 Sep 2019
PODCAST: Tomorrow’s technologies protecting Australia’s shores – J3Seven’s Michael Molnar and Decision Sciences’ Geoff Clelland
Australia will soon receive a new product from Decision Sciences called Discovery, which is set to revolutionise the way border protection is conducte...
19 Sep 2019
PODCAST: Protecting Australia from chemical and biological threats – Felicia Pradera, DMTC
One of DMTC’s newest programs, Medical Countermeasures (MCM), is quickly being identified as a key capability to protect both the military and the ...
12 Sep 2019
PODCAST: Our role in the evolving region and the challenges for Aussie unis – Fergus ‘Gus’ McLachlan
Much has been made in recent months of the growing challenges posed by the evolving Indo-Pacific balance of power, with a number of fronts emerging a...

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