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Defence Connect Podcast


May 14, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, a global shortage of protective face shields prompted a collaborative project between the Department of Defence and a local SME to help support medical workers battling the virus on the frontline.

On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant s joined by Ben Barona, program leader of research and engineering at Defence Science and Technology (DST), and Craig Maynard, general manager of Axiom Precision Manufacturing, to share the story behind this critical partnership.

Barona and Maynard delve into the history of the decade-long relationship between DST and Axiom, the process of turning the protective shield project around in a matter of days, and the most effective way for SMEs to position themselves to attract good opportunities.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team