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Defence Connect Podcast

Feb 22, 2018

LAND 400 Phase 2 will deliver the Australian Army 225 highly-capable combat reconnaissance vehicles (CRVs) to replace the aging ASLAVs in a project worth $4-5 billion dollars. With the decision on the successful tenderer expected to be handed down by the government within a matter of weeks – or months depending...


Feb 15, 2018

“Australian Industry Group Defence Council working with Defence is really about recognising defence industry as that fundamental input to capability and about recognising the national security flavour that goes over the top of everything that we do.” This week on the Defence Connect Podcast, former First Assistant...


Feb 8, 2018

This week on the Defence Connect Podcast, former CEO of Naval Group Australia Sean Costello joins us in his new role as director of Fincantieri Australia, taking us through the Italian company’s bid for the SEA 5000 project. Costello delves into the Italian shipbuilder’s plans for developing a sovereign Australian...


Feb 6, 2018

“Right now in Australia, within the defence industry ... although we’re competitors, we work together, and we can work together well. Those partnerships and those teaming arrangements to deliver the best capability to the customer is what we’re all focused on. It’s not about us doing it on our own. Whether...


Feb 1, 2018

Colin Thorne joined KPMG Australia's Management Consulting division in November 2015 to lead its Engineering and Asset Management Advisory business – a diverse entity that aims to support Australia’s defence sector. An electronics engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the defence sector, much of it...