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 15: AUVSI, the naval defence market and Australian UAVs

This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover the findings of the just-released Shephard Naval Market Report, we speak to Keirin Joyce about the Australian Army’s need for a new UAV, and our sponsor Nammo features in this week’s Industry Voice segment.

  • News Round Up (01:09)

Coming to you from AUVSI, we cover the latest news regarding unmanned systems.

Senior reporter Tim Martin discusses how the US Army, USSOCOM and the New Zealand Defence Force are increasingly looking towards the commercial sector to provide the solutions to their individual defence needs.

Air domain editor Helen Haxell talks about Collins Aerospace and their recent achievement with their avionics system while editor-in-chief Richard Thomas outlines the continuing development of maritime systems by the US Navy.

AUVSI 2019: Defence allies seek commercial collaborations
AUVSI 2019: Collins Aerospace’s civil avionic solutions aid military missions
AUVSI 2019: Unmanned technology driving naval change

  • Shephard Analysis – Maritime Defence Market (09:09)

Shephard’s director of analysis Matt Smith outlines his findings and predictions regarding the current state of the maritime defence market. 

One of the things highlighted in the report is the sector that has seen the most growth - small class vessels such as mine-hunters, amphibious assault ships and landing docks. 

  • Interview – Kieran Joyce, Australian Army (18:36)

While at AUVSI, Tony Skinner, our VP of content, met with Kieran Joyce – the programme manager for unmanned aerial systems for the Australian Army. The conversation covers the army’s use of UAVs such as the Black Hornet, the progress of a new UAV programme and drone racing. 

  • Industry Voice (34:11)

This week in our Industry Voice, SVP of Communications for Nammo Endre Lunde talks about SIPRI’s annual report, which highlighted the continuing lead of the US and China in military expenditure, which itself has significantly increased. 

Music and sound mixing provided by Fred Prest


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