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Defence Connect Podcast

Oct 31, 2017

Western Australia’s strong contribution to Australia’s defence capabilities is set to advance even more in the coming years with the plethora of incoming projects under the 2016 Defence White Paper. WA’s Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia joined Defence Connect to discuss the once-in-a-generation opportunity the...


Oct 25, 2017

Victorian defence industry advocate and former federal politician Greg Combet returns to the Defence Connect podcast to take us through Victoria and BAE Systems Australia's partnership in the bid to secure the $5 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 project. The former parliamentary secretary for defence procurement discusses the...


Oct 19, 2017

Austal has set the benchmark for successful Australian defence companies with a strong export focus, regularly securing multimillion-dollar defence and commercial contracts overseas, most recently landing a further contract for the Independence Class littoral combat ship (LCS) with the US Navy. Defence Connect caught up...


Oct 12, 2017

The Royal Navy marked a major millstone recently with the start of construction of the Type 26 Frigate. The Type 26, also known as the Global Combat Ship, will partially replace the Royal Navy’s Type 23 anti-submarine frigates, with the first three Type 26s approved for construction by the UK Ministry of Defence as...


Oct 10, 2017

As part of a national program, a Future Submarine Industry Briefing took place in Sydney at Pacific 2017 on Wednesday, 4 October. Australian companies, R&D and educational institutions heard from the future submarine enterprise – CASG, Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia – in regard to opportunities available...