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episode 11: US Army procurement priorities, Airbus' pitch for the US Navy and the future of the European space business


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.

  • News Round Up (01:00)

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 to the Royal Navy’s MCM capability, as well as the introduction of the new Danish APC, the Piranha 5.

Senior reporter Tim Martin talks about the latest MALE UAV to come out of Turkish Aerospace – the Anka Aksungur – and rounding things up is Helen Haxell talking about yet another suspension of KC-46A deliveries to the USAF.

LAAD 2019: UK continues to strengthen naval ties in South America

Águas Azuis consortium selected for Brazilian corvettes

Opinion: Negotiating the MCM minefield

Danish Army receives new Piranha 5 APC

Turkish Aerospace prepare for Anka Aksungur production

USAF suspends KC-46A tanker deliveries again

  • Show review – AUSA Global Force (14:40)

Deputy land editor Beth Maundrill is with reporter Kate Martyr provide an overview of all the news from AUSA Global Force, from the development of the optionally manned fighting vehicle to the RAVEN soft-kill jamming system on display at the show.

US Army ploughs on with Bradley replacement

AUSA Global 2019: BAE Systems looks to impress with technology demonstrator vehicle

  • Interview – Airbus Helicopters (23:44)

Tim Martin speaks to Airbus Helicopters’ VP of Military Helicopter Programs, Scott Tompak, about the H135 and TH-XX programs, and the company’s recent decision to use the Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine for the helicopter it is proposing for the US Navy’s helicopter trainer replacement programme.

Airbus selects PW206B3 engine for H135 trainer proposal

Airbus pleads autorotation defence ahead of US Navy trainer award

  • Industry Voice (35:10)

Tony Skinner, VP of content, talks to Endre Lunde, SVP of Communications for Nammo, about the development of space technologies and the difficulties European companies face in the field.


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