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 13: NATO's electronic warfare challenge, the latest from Asia-Pacific and the pervasive cyber threat. [transcript]

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. 

  • News Round Up (01:04)

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 well as the continuing development of UK and India security ties. Continuing the maritime coverage, sea domain editor Richard Thomas highlights the upgraded A26 submarines bound for service with the Swedish Royal Navy while Helen Haxell covers the latest on the Pentagon's FARA programme.

Finland joins EDA’s HybriDT project
UK explores potential for large unmanned naval submersible
UK and India deepen defence industrial ties
While Gotland slips out, A26 efforts ramp up
Quad A 2019: AVX and L3T show FARA hand
Quad A 2019: MD Helicopters Swift disqualified from FARA

  • Asia-Pacific defence developments (11:22)

Richard Thomas sits down with Gordon Arthur to talk about the host of defence exhibitions he has attended across the Asia-Pacific region of late, and the news that has emerged from them.

  • Interview – Muddy Watters, EW Europe (20:44)

Helen Haxell has a conversation with Muddy Watters, AOC President, about interoperability and NATO’s role in combating the threat posed by the electronic warfare capabilities of Russia, as well as the EW Europe show. 

  • Industry Voice (33:04)

In this week’s Industry Voice, our VP of content Tony Skinner and Endre Lunde, SVP of Communications for Nammo, discuss cybersecurity and implication for the defence sector.

Music and sound mixing provided by Fred Prest


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