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Defence Connect Podcast

Sep 24, 2020

On this Defence Connect podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Jack Kormas, managing director of Textron Systems Australia, as they discuss the evolving realm of uncrewed and autonomous systems, specifically LAND 129 Phase 3.

Kormas and Tarrant discuss Textron Systems Australia’s status as a “home grown...


Sep 15, 2020

Since their inception, Australian industry content (AIC) and sovereign industrial capability have served as key priorities for government with varying degrees of success depending on who you ask. For Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price, collaborative consultation and action are needed.

On this episode of the Defence...


Sep 10, 2020

Indigenous Australians have a proud history of serving with the ADF, from World War I to the specialist recon units of NORFORCE. Now as government shifts its focus to developing a sovereign defence industry capability, Indigenous Australians are emerging as a fundamental input to capability.

On this Defence Connect...


Sep 3, 2020

Australia has a global reputation as a leader in research and development across a number of fields, and the Commonwealth science agency CSIRO plays a key role in that reputation.

On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by CSIRO chief scientist Dr Cathy Foley to talk about the...


Aug 27, 2020

Prime organisations like Leidos Australia play a crucial role in supporting the growth of Australia’s defence industry capability and are pivotal to the ongoing success of the government’s $270 billion investment in defence capability and sovereign industry.

On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host...