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 set to increase by 5% going into the new fiscal year.
Trump seeks $33 billion hike in US DoD budget
USMC looks to buy Reaper UAVs
- Interview – ST Engineering’s Bronco 3 (09:45)
Beth went to Finland recently to talk to Dominic Phoon of ST Engineering about the company’s latest vehicle – the Bronco 3.
The vehicle combines the best elements of the Bronco 1 and 2 in a more lightweight platform, and ST Engineering brought the Bronco 3 to Finland to test it in arctic conditions.
Insight: All eyes on all-terrain vehicles
- Interview – Global SOF Foundation (19:36)
Tony Skinner, our VP of content, talks to Stu Bradin, president and CEO of the Global SOF Foundation, a professional association advocating for special operations worldwide. Meeting at the annual symposium hosted by the Foundation in Florida, they cover all you need to know about the Global SOF Foundation itself, and the current state of the SOF market.
Endre Lunde, SVP of Communications for Nammo, is back as our Industry Voice. This week he talks about the special forces sector, and how the relationship between SOF and industry has developed over recent years.
Music and sound mixing provided by Fred Prest