Recorded in our mobile studio in Orlando, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Neale Prescott, the director of business development for Lockheed Martin Australia, to discuss the Australian arrival of the F-35 in December.
Prescott will unpack the ongoing debate and concerns about the F-35 platform and the capabilities it will bring to the Royal Australian Air Force, why the program has attracted so many critics, and how the pilot training regime will result in lesser fatigue on the jets themselves.
He will discuss the software system ALIS and how it will manage costs associated with the technology, how data will be shared with international partners and why that will be beneficial for the Australian Defence Force. Prescott will also talk about the prospects that the F-35 arrival will present to SMEs and how they can best be prepared for these opportunities.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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Episode 263: PODCAST: Glen Ferrarotto, founder of Ironside Recruiting
Episode 262: PODCAST: Land Forces 2021 — Defence Connect’s deputy editor Liam Garman, and news editor Charbel Kadib
Episode 261: PODCAST: The art of the possible — Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia
Episode 260: INSIGHT: Backing AIC — Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price & shadow minister Matt Keogh
Episode 259: INSIGHT: Responding to new security challenges – John Blaxland, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, ANU
Episode 258: INSIGHT: A blueprint for national resilience — Senator James Paterson
Episode 257: PODCAST: Strengthening the defence ecosystem — Scott Carpendale, VP and MD of Boeing Defence Australia
Episode 256: INSIGHT: The future of air power with Northrop Grumman chief executive Chris Deeble and leading defence science expert Dr Jackie Craig
Episode 255: INSIGHT: Building a future-ready workforce — SA Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni
Episode 254: INSIGHT: Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on foreign affairs, defence and trade – Senator David Fawcett