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The Weekly Defence Podcast from Shephard Media is focused on the defence industry, trends in military technology and the procurement programmes that get the kit into the hands of the warfighter. As well as a weekly news round-up of current events, Shephard Media’s team of international journalists and analysts take deep dives into defence issues, focusing on niche sectors of the market and look at where the trends are heading. If you work in the defence sector, have an interest in the development of defence technologies, or even if you are an end user of military equipment, then the Weekly Defence Podcast is aimed at you.

The Weekly Defence Podcast from Shephard Media is focused on the defence industry, trends in military technology and the procurement programmes that get the kit into the hands of the warfighter. As well as a weekly news round-up of current events, Shephard Media’s team of international journalists and analysts take deep dives into defence issues, focusing on niche sectors of the market and look at where the trends are heading. If you work in the defence sector, have an interest in the development of defence technologies, or even if you are an end user of military equipment, then the Weekly Defence Podcast is aimed at you.
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The Weekly Defence Podcast from Shephard Media is focused on the defence industry, trends in military technology and the procurement programmes that get the kit into the hands of the warfighter. As well as a weekly news round-up of current events, Shephard Media’s team of international journalists and analysts take deep dives into defence issues, focusing on niche sectors of the market and look at where the trends are heading. If you work in the defence sector, have an interest in the development of defence technologies, or even if you are an end user of military equipment, then the Weekly Defence Podcast is aimed at you.

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English

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+44 (0)20 3179 2580


Episodes

IMDEX Asia, Maritime Cyberspace and all hail the King Stallion

5/17/2019
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What is it like to fly the King Stallion? What’s the naval news from IMDEX Asia 2019? What was covered at the co-located UDT/EW Europe/ITEC show in Stockholm? This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover the ITEC, UDT and EW Europe shows in Stockholm, talk to Sikorsky’s CH-53K test pilot and our sponsor Nammo features in our Industry Voice segment. At IMDEX Asia 2019, the team saw numerous companies touting their naval wares – ST Engineering was present, showcasing their Vanguard 130...

Duration:00:53:37

Quoting Shakespeare, IDEF coverage and Northrop Grumman’s autonomous design philosophy

5/10/2019
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How are weaponised cranes aiding Turkey's insurgency fight? What’s the design philosophy behind industry’s development of autonomous aircraft? And why are IT companies making a play into the defence sector? This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover the IDEF defence exhibition in Turkey, talk to Northrop Grumman’s Director of Strategy of Autonomous Systems Strategy and our sponsor Nammo features in our Industry Voice segment. With the UK recently changing defence secretary following...

Duration:00:42:47

AUVSI, the naval defence market and Australian UAVs

5/3/2019
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This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover the findings of the just-released Shephard Naval Market Report, we speak to Keirin Joyce about the Australian Army’s need for a new UAV, and our sponsor Nammo features in this week’s Industry Voice segment. Coming to you from AUVSI, we cover the latest news regarding unmanned systems. Senior reporter Tim Martin discusses how the US Army, USSOCOM and the New Zealand Defence Force are increasingly looking towards the commercial sector to...

Duration:00:41:45

FARA developments, technology transfer reform and Lockheed Martin on NATO’s 70th

4/26/2019
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Who and why did the US Army choose to help develop its next-generation attack helicopter? And where to for NATO, on the 70th anniversary of the alliance? This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we discuss US Army aviation and the service's decision to select five companies for its future attack helicopter programme, we speak to Lockheed Martin about NATO and the UK’s place in it, and our sponsor Nammo talks about technology transfer reform in our Industry Voice segment. This week Tim...

Duration:00:44:59

NATO's electronic warfare challenge, the latest from Asia-Pacific and the pervasive cyber threat.

4/19/2019
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In this week’s episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover the latest defence news from the Asia-Pacific region, talk to Muddy Watters about EW Europe, and hear from Nammo in our Industry Voice segment. Land reporter Kate Martyr starts off this week’s News Round by covering the European Defence Agency’s continuing efforts to develop a hybrid drive train. Jack Richardson outlines the news regarding the UK MoD launching a competition to examine the utility of UUVs for the Royal Navy, as...

Duration:00:41:17

Turkey's sales drive in Brazil, army network modernisation and the emergence of a new armed reconnaissance vehicle

4/11/2019
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This week in the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover all the news from the LAAD exhibition in Rio Janeiro, talk to Jeff Smith from Harris about US Army communications modernisation, and hear from our sponsor Nammo. • News Round Up (00:49) This week, land reporter Kate Martyr talks about the new armed reconnaissance vehicle that SAIC is developing for the US military and its potential further uses as an Expeditionary Advanced Operating Base. Sea reporter Jack Richardson covers his recent trip...

Duration:00:42:20

US Army procurement priorities, Airbus' pitch for the US Navy and the future of the European space business

4/4/2019
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This week in the Weekly Defence Podcast, we head to Huntsville to take a look at AUSA Global Force, chat to Airbus Helicopters about the H135 and TH-XX programmes, and hear from our sponsor Nammo about developments in the space sector. In the news round this week, sea reporter Jack Richardson covers the latest news from Brazil, from the UK increasing trade ties to the latest regarding the Tamandaré-class corvette (CCT) programme. Editor-in-chief Richard Thomas then covers the recent boost...

Duration:00:44:40

South African Army chief on budget issues; ITEC committee chair on simulation and training trends

3/28/2019
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This week in the Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk to Chief of the South African Army Lieutenant General Lindile Yam about the finance issues facing the service, have a conversation with Dr Elaine Raybourn, ITEC 2019 Committee Chair, about simulation & training, and hear from our sponsor Nammo. Kicking things off this week, our new sea reporter Jack Richardson talks about the relocation of the EU’s Operation Atalanta command and control centre from the UK to Spain. Editor-in-chief Richard...

Duration:00:47:55

The future of rotorcraft, the air defence market and challenges facing the Royal Air Force

3/21/2019
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This week in the Weekly Defence Podcast, we discuss current and future rotorcraft programmes with Bell, look at the state of the air defence market, speak to the Royal Air Force about their current challenges and hear from our sponsor Nammo. For the news round, air domain reporter Tim Martin is fresh from a briefing with MBDA on its annual results; land reporter Kate Martyr provides an update on Rheinmetall Canada’s new weaponised configuration of its Mission Master UGV, which was...

Duration:00:46:31

US budget ramifications, driving the Bronco 3 and special operations forces (SOF) growth

3/14/2019
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This episode in the Weekly Defence Podcast, we provide you with the latest news from the defence sector, take an up-close look at the Bronco 3 from ST Engineering, chat with the Global SOF Foundation, and hear from our sponsor Nammo. Helen Haxell is back, covering the latest news alongside our naval expert and editor-in-chief Richard Thomas, our land editor Beth Maundrill, and our air domain reporter Tim Martin. One topic dominates the conversation this week - the US DoD budget, which is...

Duration:00:40:18

Avalon, Counter UAV technologies, the armoured vehicle market and Leonardo’s NATO EW contract

3/7/2019
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This week we take a look at the Avalon and SCTX shows, talk about our upcoming Armoured Vehicle report, and interview Leonardo about their latest electronic warfare developments. As always, we also give you the latest news in the defence sector, and our sponsor Nammo is this week’s Industry Voice. With Helen away, our editor-in-chief Richard Thomas steps up to lead this week’s round up. First, he talks to our Asia-Pacific editor Gordon Arthur about the Avalon Airshow. Avalon 2019: New...

Duration:00:57:06

Aero India, armed helicopters and all the news

2/28/2019
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From attendance at Aero India, to chatting with Northstar Aviation, we bring you the latest news from across the defence sector. As always, our sponsor Nammo features in our Industry Voice segment. Back from Aero India, our host Helen Haxell speaks to Deputy Land Editor Beth Maundrill and our air reporter Tim Martin about the latest news that’s caught their eye. Firstly, filling in for Richard Thomas this week, Beth talks about the BAE Systems annual results, which revealed that the...

Duration:00:38:45

China's statement of intent, new vehicles, Saudi ship visit and all the news from IDEX

2/21/2019
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In our fifth episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we once again provide a round-up of all the news from across the defence sector. We discuss all the developments from IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi, which included a strong Chinese presence, a variety of new vehicles and naval news from NAVDEX. We also get updates from Raytheon and Bell, while our sponsor Nammo takes the stage in our Industry Voice segment. • News Round Up (00:55) In the middle of a bustling IDEX 2019, Shephard Media’s VP...

Duration:00:34:10

The Block 2 Chinook, the highlights from Marine West and all the news

2/14/2019
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The fourth episode of Shephard Media's Weekly Defence Podcast has landed and we provide a round-up of all the news from across the defence sector, talk to Boeing about their new Block 2 Chinook, hear the latest from the Marine West exhibition, and sit down with our sponsor Nammo. News Round-Up (1:20) In the Weekly Defence Podcast's news section for this episode, Richard Thomas talks about Irving Shipbuilding and their contract to finalise design work for the Canadian Surface Combatant...

Duration:00:46:12

Asia security concerns, air defence management and all the news

2/7/2019
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In the third episode of Shephard Media’s Weekly Defence Podcast, we present the latest news from across the defence sector, discuss last week’s ADECS event in Singapore and the security concerns it highlighted, talk to Lockheed Martin UK about their new SkyKeeper system and hear from our sponsor Nammo. News Round-Up (01:05) In the news section for episode three of the Weekly Defence Podcast, Beth Maundrill talks about the US Joint Light Tactical Vehicle programme, and the delay that has...

Duration:00:43:13

SHOT Show, UMS Skeldar and the news

2/1/2019
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In this second episode of Shephard Media's Weekly Defence Podcast, we provide a round-up of all the news from across the defence sector, focus on developments from the recent SHOT Show in Las Vegas, speak to UMS Skeldar about their UAV products and hear from our sponsor Nammo. News round-up (01:16) In the Weekly Defence Podcast's news section for episode two, Beth Maundrill discusses a story from Alex Mladenov on the Russian Navy's Coast troops has begun taking delivery of the 9K123...

Duration:00:37:12

Welcome to The Weekly Defence Podcast

1/24/2019
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In this first episode of Shephard Media's The Weekly Defence Podcast, we provide a round-up of all the news from across the defence sector, take a deep dive into the recent Surface Navy Association's annual symposium, speak to the CEO of Lord Corporation and hear from our sponsor Nammo. News in brief (01:05) Introducing the news roundup, Helen Haxell spoke with Beth Maundrill and Richard Thomas on the pressing issues over the past week, with each providing insight into particular stories...

Duration:00:35:59

Trailer

1/15/2019
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The Weekly Defence Podcast from Shephard Media is focused on the defence industry, trends in military technology and the procurement programmes that get the kit into the hands of the warfighter. In this preview episode, Shephard Media's Helen Haxell looks at what is in store for listeners over the coming weeks and months. Music and sound mixing provided by Fred Prest

Duration:00:03:21