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The Defence Connect podcast is a unique series of discussions with members of the Australian defence industry, providing the perfect blend of business intelligence and insights from industry professionals. With guests from Defence, Primes and SME’s, academia and other key industry figures, this is the only podcast that brings the Australian defence community together. Defence Connect is a dynamic 360° platform bridging the gap between the customer (Defence) and industry. Defence Connect has aligned itself with the Australian Defence Force and the Federal Government, splitting our focus not just into the traditional sectors of Land (Army), Air (Air Force) and Sea (Navy), but into the six new Capability Streams: - Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Electronic Warfare and Cyber - Key Enablers - Air and Sea Lift - Maritime and Anti-Submarine Warfare - Strike and Air Combat - Land Combat and Amphibious Warfare As Defence moves to ensure the Force Structure Review and the First Principles Review: Creating One Defence plans are met, Australian industry involvement is critical for mission success. The Defence Connect podcast will provide you and your business with valuable lessons, tips and insights into the industry, putting your company in the best position to take part in the increased Defence spending. We’ll cover every aspect of doing business in the defence industry, from the tender process to recruitment, success stories, access points to Defence, smart business strategies and gain advice from key figures in the Defence’s procurement process. Subscribe to the Defence Connect podcast and be part of this exciting and innovative industry. At Momentum Media, building communities is what we do.

The Defence Connect podcast is a unique series of discussions with members of the Australian defence industry, providing the perfect blend of business intelligence and insights from industry professionals. With guests from Defence, Primes and SME’s, academia and other key industry figures, this is the only podcast that brings the Australian defence community together. Defence Connect is a dynamic 360° platform bridging the gap between the customer (Defence) and industry. Defence Connect has aligned itself with the Australian Defence Force and the Federal Government, splitting our focus not just into the traditional sectors of Land (Army), Air (Air Force) and Sea (Navy), but into the six new Capability Streams: - Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Electronic Warfare and Cyber - Key Enablers - Air and Sea Lift - Maritime and Anti-Submarine Warfare - Strike and Air Combat - Land Combat and Amphibious Warfare As Defence moves to ensure the Force Structure Review and the First Principles Review: Creating One Defence plans are met, Australian industry involvement is critical for mission success. The Defence Connect podcast will provide you and your business with valuable lessons, tips and insights into the industry, putting your company in the best position to take part in the increased Defence spending. We’ll cover every aspect of doing business in the defence industry, from the tender process to recruitment, success stories, access points to Defence, smart business strategies and gain advice from key figures in the Defence’s procurement process. Subscribe to the Defence Connect podcast and be part of this exciting and innovative industry. At Momentum Media, building communities is what we do.
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The Defence Connect podcast is a unique series of discussions with members of the Australian defence industry, providing the perfect blend of business intelligence and insights from industry professionals. With guests from Defence, Primes and SME’s, academia and other key industry figures, this is the only podcast that brings the Australian defence community together. Defence Connect is a dynamic 360° platform bridging the gap between the customer (Defence) and industry. Defence Connect has aligned itself with the Australian Defence Force and the Federal Government, splitting our focus not just into the traditional sectors of Land (Army), Air (Air Force) and Sea (Navy), but into the six new Capability Streams: - Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Electronic Warfare and Cyber - Key Enablers - Air and Sea Lift - Maritime and Anti-Submarine Warfare - Strike and Air Combat - Land Combat and Amphibious Warfare As Defence moves to ensure the Force Structure Review and the First Principles Review: Creating One Defence plans are met, Australian industry involvement is critical for mission success. The Defence Connect podcast will provide you and your business with valuable lessons, tips and insights into the industry, putting your company in the best position to take part in the increased Defence spending. We’ll cover every aspect of doing business in the defence industry, from the tender process to recruitment, success stories, access points to Defence, smart business strategies and gain advice from key figures in the Defence’s procurement process. Subscribe to the Defence Connect podcast and be part of this exciting and innovative industry. At Momentum Media, building communities is what we do.

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Episodes

Supporting the defence workforce - Richard Price, Defence SA

12/4/2019
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Government agency Defence SA's primary focus is to maximise investment and deliver workforce within the Australian Defence Force and defence industries. Chief executive Richard Price joins host Phil Tarrant on this episode of the Defence Connect podcast to outline the government's workforce development plan with regard to money allocated to Defence, convey the current status of the Osborne Naval Shipyard infrastructure, and explain the importance of sovereign space capabilities for...

Duration:00:32:32

Priorities for the defence industry - Matt Keogh, shadow defence industry minister

11/27/2019
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As the recently appointed shadow defence industry minister, a key priority for Matt Keogh in his new role is to develop Australia's sovereign capability through engagement with industry. He sits down with host Phil Tarrant at Pacific 2019 to discuss Defence's commitment to national interest above all else, what more needs to be done to support the industry moving forward, and his advice to SMEs about cultivating a good relationship with government and the opposition. Enjoy the...

Duration:00:11:25

The need for a national security strategy – Senator Jim Molan

11/21/2019
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According to retired Major General Jim Molan, dramatic changes in the global security climate necessitate the development and implementation of a tailor-made strategy for Australian defence. The now-senator joins host Phil Tarrant on this episode of the Defence Connect podcast to dissect his recent paper on national security strategy for the ANU's Centre of Gravity initiative. Senator Molan explains how current Australian policy falls short, why an established system would make the nation...

Duration:00:37:10

Maintaining intellectual advantage within the cyber defence space - Matthew Wilson, Penten

11/14/2019
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With rapid digitisation occurring across all global fronts, the defence industry must not only keep up, but stay ahead. On this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Penten CEO Matthew Wilson to discuss the shifting attitudes towards the cyber domain, how his forward-thinking company helps to build cyber protections, and the process of engaging with the government as a business. He also imparts the key qualities the Australian Defence Industry Awards'...

Duration:00:33:04

The 15-year evolution of the Bushmaster – Paul Feighan, Thales

11/6/2019
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Thales' Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle is globally renowned for servicing the Australian Defence Force since 2005. The company's director of protected vehicles Paul Feighan joins host Phil Tarrant on this episode of the Defence Connect podcast to talk about what has made the Bushmaster so successful, how it has managed to stay relevant, and what's next for the platform in terms of export potential. He also breaks down his role within the business and the culture of community on the...

Duration:00:24:52

How Australian SMEs can compete on a global stage – John O’Callaghan, Defence Council Victoria

10/31/2019
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With a wealth of defence industry experience and a career spanning both defence industry and the Department of Defence, Victorian defence industry advocate John O'Callaghan is well versed on trends throughout the sector, and joins us at Pacific 2019 to share his thoughts around the growth of Australian defence on a global scale. He discusses the sentiment of the SME sector in Victoria and their confidence to invest in the industry in the current climate, shares how SMEs can compete on a...

Duration:00:14:35

The key challenges facing naval shipbuilding in Australia – Alain Houard, Dassault Systèmes

10/31/2019
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With Dassault Systèmes looking to have substantial impact on the Australian shipbuilding industry of the future, marine and offshore industries vice president Alain Houard joins host Phil Tarrant at Pacific 2019 to discuss what that future looks like. Houard will discuss Dassault Systèmes previous Australian projects and explain the virtual shipyard program, revealing why it is breaking new ground by ensuring the development of the best possible product in the most cost-effective and...

Duration:00:16:09

Operations since the SEA 1442 program contract, Michael Lenton, Leonardo

10/31/2019
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Joining the Defence Connect podcast at Pacific 2019, Leonardo executive chairman Michael Lenton, in a follow-up to his featured episode at the same exposition two years prior, covers the workings of one of the most active businesses in the Australian defence industry since the 1800s. Recorded live at Pacific 2019, Lenton and podcast host Phil Tarrant discuss the journey that Leonardo has been embarked on since being awarded the SEA 1442 program contract, a multi-phase contract to provide a...

Duration:00:16:01

Forging closer industry partnerships on the back of Type 26 – Mark Goldsack, Defence & Security Organisation, UK government

10/31/2019
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Joining the Defence Connect podcast, Mark Goldsack of the UK government's Defence & Security Organisation discusses how the UK government and industry are working to support the development of a sovereign industry capability. Speaking to host Phil Tarrant at Pacific 2019, Goldsack discusses the growing relationships between the Australian and British Type 26 teams and how the lessons learned in the UK are informing Australia's sovereign naval shipbuilding ambitions. Goldsack also...

Duration:00:15:45

Aegis delivery for Hunter Class frigates - Neale Prescott and Rob Milligan, Lockheed Martin Australia

10/29/2019
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Two years have passed since the announcement of the integration of Aegis into the Royal Australian Navy by global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin Australia. Defence Connect podcast host Phil Tarrant catches up with the organisation's director of business development, Neale Prescott, and its program manager of surface maritime, Rob Milligan, at Pacific 2019 to find out how the project has developed since 2017. They break down the details of the Aegis combat system, the...

Duration:00:17:04

Management consulting in high-risk areas – John ‘JP’ Smith

10/29/2019
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Host Phil Tarrant is joined at Pacific 2019 by John 'JP' Smith, general manager of defence at consulting firm Noetic Group. Smith conveys the role of Noetic's work in the Australian defence landscape, what the environment is like for consulting businesses that address the 'harder edge' of government matters, and how his organisation balances tackling issues of the moment with preparing for the future. He also shares the key attributes and skills necessary to succeed in his role, how his...

Duration:00:16:35

Launch of the Australian Maritime Development Centre - Peter Davie, Dr Len Sciacca, Francois Duthoit

10/29/2019
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On this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, host Phil Tarrant discusses the newly established Australian Maritime Development Centre with its interim chair Peter Davie, enterprise professor of defence technologies Dr Len Sciacca, and vice president for international development and cooperation at Naval Group, Francois Duthoit. Recorded live at Pacific 2019, the conversation clarifies the centre's mission and areas of focus, how it aims to instigate a shift towards a more collaborative...

Duration:00:14:20

The importance of real world situational testing in a simulation heavy environment, Raydon Gates and George McGuire, QinetiQ

10/29/2019
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Joining the Defence Connect podcast at Pacific 2017, QinetiQ's non-executive director, Raydon Gates, spoke of ambitious growth targets and how they were planning to capitalise on increased government spending in the defence sector. Two years on, Gates reflects on that growth and deep dives into the importance of test and evaluation in the defence industry. Joining host Phil Tarrant at Pacific 2019, Gates and his colleague George McGuire, general manager of operations and delivery at...

Duration:00:22:46

Setting the agenda for defence industry in WA, Paul Papalia, Parliament of Western Australia

10/28/2019
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Paul Papalia first joined the Defence Connect Podcast at Pacific 2017 to discuss the opportunities that the 2016 Defence White Paper presented to Western Australia in cementing the region as a defence industry leader. Two years on, he joins us at Pacific 2019 to reflect on the progress that has been seen, discuss the general sentiment towards defence in the area, and reveal why there are many reasons for WA to be optimistic in the current defence climate. Minister Papalia explains the...

Duration:00:16:57

The Future Submarine Program – Developing tomorrow’s capability today, Michael Oliver and Dr John Towers, Lockheed Martin

10/28/2019
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In this special episode recorded live at Pacific 2019, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Lockheed Martin's Michael Oliver, the future submarine combat systems integration program director, and Dr John Towers, the human systems integration lead, to discuss their roles in the Future Submarine Program. They discuss their current engagement with academia and the SME sector and the opportunities available to those seeking involvement, how Lockheed is attracting and cultivating the right talent for...

Duration:00:18:34

The future of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan

10/23/2019
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In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan joins Phil Tarrant at Pacific 2019 to discuss how the Navy is effectively adapting to change in the Australian defence landscape. VADM Noonan details how the Navy has been able to reach its highest number of members in 25 years and the action being taken to ensure the most talented individuals are recruited and retained. He also explains the importance of assets and equipment...

Duration:00:12:01

Maintenance and sustainment supporting Navy's mission - RADM Wendy Malcolm

10/17/2019
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While much of the focus has been placed on the $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, an elite team within CASG is working behind the scenes to ensure that the unprecedented modernisation of the Royal Australian Navy remains capable of supporting Navy's ability to 'fight and win at sea'. In this podcast, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the role sustainment will play in supporting the future Navy.

Duration:00:19:41

Defence and industry agility in a period of competition - Greg Moriarty, Secretary of the Department of Defence

10/10/2019
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Australia's defence capability is at a key point in its development and acquisition time frame, with industry and defence collaboration playing a critical role to delivering next-generation capabilities to the Australian warfighter. In this podcast, Secretary of the Department of Defence, Greg Moriarty, joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the developing relationships between industry and defence and the subsequent impact on Australia's long-term strategic agenda.

Duration:00:25:42

Common heritage, shared history and moving forward into a contested environment – VADM Paul Maddison, UNSW

10/8/2019
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Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Paul Maddison joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss the commonalities between Australia and Canada and the role both nations will play in navigating an increasingly contested Indo-Pacific. Shifting towards his new role as the inaugural head of the University of New South Wales Defence Research Institute, Maddison will discuss one of the primary focuses of the freshly minted UNSW Defence Research Institute, which is to nurture and strengthen international relationships,...

Duration:00:32:40

Aussie start-up providing leading edge autonomous maritime capability – Robert Dane, OCIUS, and Daniel Dent, Thales

10/8/2019
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Australia's defence industry start-up ecosystem is steadily growing with a number of stand-out performers designing, building and testing leading-edge capabilities. In this podcast, Robert Dane, CEO of OCIUS, and Daniel Dent, research and development projects manager, underwater systems, Thales Australia, join host Phil Tarrant to discuss the growing role of Australia's defence industry start-ups in providing a fundamental input to capability. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team

Duration:00:31:46