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Defence Connect Podcast

May 31, 2017

The Australian manufacturing industry is often politically charged, with various state governments petitioning for projects that will stimulate the economy and fuel job growth. Jens Goennemann, managing director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, says the Australian defence industry could do all of this and...


May 24, 2017

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, DMTC chief executive Mark Hodge joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the opportunities for Australian defence technology and how the defence force can better participate in active global programs to demonstrate its presence. Together, the duo also discuss how DMTC has...


May 18, 2017

With the federal government’s budget announcement also came its declaration of support for the defence industry with a major increase to the sector’s spending. Philippe Odouard, CEO for Xtek, says that the increase is 'significant', marking the government’s recognition of the industry and its potential for growth....


May 10, 2017

With competition heating up between the states and territories to secure lucrative defence contracts, Defence Connect chatted with Greg Combet, Victorian defence industry advocate, to hear how Victoria is shaping up as a strong contender and influencer of the Australian defence industry. As a former federal politician,...