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PODCAST: How a changing ADF will shape the benchmarks that Air Combat Group strives to achieve, AIRCDRE Mike Kitcher, Air Combat Group – RAAF

Mike Kitcher, RAAF, Air Combat Group

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, recorded on-site at the RAAF Base Williamtown, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Air Commodore Mike Kitcher, Commander Air Combat Group to discuss their position in the development of the future of the Royal Australian Air Force.

AIRCDRE Kitcher will share his thoughts surrounding the arrival of the F-35 fighter jets, and discuss how better connectivity across the ADF will lead to a stronger collective joint war fighting capability. AIRCDRE Kitcher will talk about his history within the services, the direction that his position takes in the greater defence landscape, and reveal his plan for training in the drive towards IOC.

Reflecting on his time in the industry, AIRCDRE Kitcher will discuss how quality standards have shifted over the years, the role of defence professionals in the creation of a united Defence Force, and provide an update on the roll-out of Plan Jericho.

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