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Defence Connect Podcast


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 Phil Tarrant is joined by Keith Johnson, senior vice president, global capabilities, Leidos Australia, to discuss the evolving and growing role of the company in Australia.

Johnson discusses the pivotal role the Leidos Australia team plays in supporting the transfer of knowledge and know-how from the parent company to enhance Leidos’ commitment to supporting the development of a sovereign Australian industry capability, supported by “organic Australian industry capability”.

They also discuss the flexibility and advantages Leidos enjoys through being “platform agnostic”, meaning they can work collaboratively with a range of OEM’s to provide the Australian warfighter with the best capability for the mission set.

Johnson and Tarrant also discuss the growing size of the Australian business, the evolving capability offering the company is seeking to provide Australia, with eyes firmly set on growing the company locally.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team