The Weekly Defence Podcast

Focusing 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.


episode 12: Turkey's sales drive in Brazil, army network modernisation and the emergence of a new armed reconnaissance vehicle

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 to the Ocean Business show in Southampton, discussing the variety of unmanned systems and associated hardware that was on show, before moving onto the latest financial troubles plaguing the US navy’s Columbia class submarines.

New armed reconnaissance vehicle for US military

GAO disputes reliability of Columbia class costs

• Deep Dive –  LAAD (9:50)

Beth Maundrill, our deputy land editor, attended the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro with Kate and Matt Smith. The team runs through all the news and developments from the event and discusses who is positioning themselves for sales across South America.

LAAD 2019: News round up from Rio (video)

• Interview – Jeff Smith, Harris (22:00)

Our deputy land editor Beth Maundrill sat down recently with Jeff Smith, VP of business development at Harris, to talk about the US Army’s modernisation programme and the enabling technologies Harris provides.

• Industry Voice (34:15)

Our VP of content, Tony Skinner has a chat with Endre Lunde, SVP of Communications for Nammo, about the need to further change public perceptions about the role of domestic defence industries.

Music and sound mixing provided by Fred Prest


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