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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 WarfareAs 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 WarfareAs 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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Defence Connect Podcast

Latest release on May 21, 2020

All 204 episodes from oldest to newest

Celebrating two decades of homegrown Australian ingenuity - Jim Whalley and Steve Robinson, Nova Systems

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Nova Systems' 20-year anniversary in business is a testament to the organisation's commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and delivering value to its stakeholders.

On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, the company's founder and chairman, Jim Whalley, and CEO, Steve Robinson, join host Phil Tarrant to reflect on the genesis story of Nova Systems, the evolution of the organisation over the last two decades, and the story behind their infamous safari suit tradition.

They discuss how COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of Australia's sovereign defence and industrial capabilities, share their recommendations for emerging SMEs in the defence sector, and forecast what the future holds for the business.

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The Defence Connect team

May 21 2020

30mins

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Teaming up to support the COVID-19 frontline – Ben Barona, Defence Science and Technology, and Craig Maynard, Axiom Precision Manufacturing

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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.

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The Defence Connect team

May 14 2020

25mins

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Building the nation’s intellectual edge – MAJGEN Mick Ryan AM, Australian Defence College

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On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Major General Mick Ryan AM and host Phil Tarrant delve into the importance of developing the intellectual advantage of Australia's defence community.

MAJGEN Ryan breaks down his role as the commander of the Australian Defence College, how Australia's training and education programs compare to its allies, and what advantages Australia has in terms of rolling out professional development.

MAJGEN Ryan shares how the Australian Defence College is embracing the transition to fifth-generation, how the organisation has adapted to a COVID-19 learning environment, and his predictions for the future focal issues of defence education.

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The Defence Connect team

May 07 2020

33mins

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Digitally adapting the Australian War Memorial - Matthew Anderson, Australian War Memorial

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Dubbed "Australia's most sacred place" by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his recent Anzac Day address, the Australian War Memorial is the nation's tribute to the courage and sacrifice of generations of men and women who served in war.

On this episode of Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Matthew Anderson to discuss his pathway to being appointed the War Memorial's director just a few weeks ago, how the institution fared on facilitating a remote commemoration of Anzac Day, and his priorities over the coming months in his new role.

Anderson explains how his team are navigating the disruptive environment of COVID-19, why the $498 million slated for the landmark's development is critical for the local economy, and how the Australian defence industry can be more involved in supporting the War Memorial's objectives.

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The Defence Connect team

Apr 30 2020

28mins

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INSIGHT: Cyber and information warfare – MAJGEN Marcus Thompson AM, Department of Defence

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Major General Marcus Thompson AM has been the head of the Information Warfare Division at the Department of Defence since its establishment in 2017.

MAJGEN Thompson joins hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper on this episode of Defence Connect Insight Podcast to discuss what prompted the formation of the division, and how his strategy strikes a balance between reactively responding to emerging threats and proactively looking to the future.

The Major General outlines the qualities he looks for in recruiting talent to his team, the important distinction between national resilience and security, and the role of the ADF and, more specifically, his division, in responding to significant events such as COVID-19 and the Australian bushfires.

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The Defence Connect team

Apr 23 2020

34mins

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National resilience through COVID-19

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On this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant and deputy editor Steve Kuper recap the biggest national security and defence industry headlines over the past few weeks. They reflect on the ongoing challenge to national sovereignty in the face of COVID-19, the complexities surrounding Australia's position in the Indo-Pacific, and a major milestone for Navy's OPV program. Phil and Steve also delve into Japan's decision to locally develop their next-gen fighter, the Royal Navy's acceptance of HMS Audacious, and updates on the SEA 1000 future submarine project.

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The Defence Connect team

Apr 16 2020

23mins

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INSIGHT: Establishing a grand strategy – Dr Peter Layton, PhD

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On this episode of Defence Connect Insight Podcast, visiting fellow at the Griffith University Asia Institute, Dr Peter Layton, unpacks the forward-looking problem-solving approach that is grand strategy.

Dr Layton and host Steve Kuper delve into the importance of building such a strategy for Australia, why China's expansion into the Pacific could be a cause for concern, and how Australia can respond to this challenge in light of its long-term objectives.

Dr Layton explains the difference between grand strategy and national interest, who is responsible for co-ordinating this approach, and how other middle powers have tackled the implementation of grand strategies to their benefit.

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The Defence Connect team

Apr 09 2020

23mins

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Working towards a fully sustainable AQS-24B – Gene Cumm, Northrop Grumman Corporation

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Northrop Grumman is making headway on its goal of locally manufacturing all assets of its unmanned minehunting system AQS-24B for use within Australia.

Tune in to this episode of Defence Connect Podcast with host Phil Tarrant to hear from the company's director of international mine warfare programs, Gene Cumm, on its accomplishments over the past year.

Cumm reveals the finer details of the AQS-24B platform, how Northrop Grumman was involved in Australian mine warfare Exercise Dugong, and which manufacturer received the organisation's first Australian purchase order.

He also delves into how successful the platform has been in servicing the US Navy, the attitudes of the US defence sector towards Australian manufacturers, and how he predicts the program will develop within the next year.

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The Defence Connect team

Apr 02 2020

22mins

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Next generation tactical watercraft – Darren Schuback and Ryan Carmichael, The Whiskey Project

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Veterans Darren Schuback and Ryan Carmichael established The Whiskey Project with the intent of disrupting the maritime technology space, launching the kind of modular tactical watercraft they wished they'd had access to when they served.

Schuback and Carmichael join host Phil Tarrant on this episode of Defence Connect Podcast to share how their career paths merged into founding their business, the shortfalls of other watercraft on the market, and how their model has been designed to adapt to Navy requirements moving forward.

They further outline the process of designing and generating their vessel, how they are funding the project, and the important role it plays in addressing the safety and performance concerns of the Australian defence sector.

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The Defence Connect team

Mar 26 2020

31mins

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INSIGHT: Australia’s relationship with China – Andrew Hastie MP

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On this episode of Defence Connect Insight Podcast, Andrew Hastie MP joins hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper to break down the unique dynamics of the relationship between Australia and China.

The federal member for Canning and chair of the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security dissects China's rising influence in the Pacific, the security challenges China poses to Australia's national sovereignty, and how Australia can navigate this complex relationship to improve its national security.

Hastie shares his career trajectory to becoming a member of Parliament, why it's critical to approach negotiations from a position of strength, and how history should inform one's strategic insight.

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The Defence Connect team

Mar 19 2020

36mins

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