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 14: PODCAST: US Army Tactical comms and Sense through the wall tech

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we discuss all the news across the air, land, and sea domains, and we talk to Israeli company Camero Tech about new sense-through-the-wall systems using ultra-wideband imaging. 

 Newsround [01:13] 

The USN is procuring 11 additional P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Boeing for $1.7 billion. Two of these will be supplied to the Royal Australian Air Force as a partner in the P-8A programme.

The Japanese government has decided to deploy future F-35B fighters of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force at Nyutabaru Air Base in Miyazaki Prefecture, as it eyes ways to protect its southwest archipelago.

In Europe, meanwhile, the Slovak Air Force fleet of 13 Mi-17s is undergoing a partial overhaul that would add seven years or 1,000 flight hours to its service life.

In Focus

News Editor Ben Vogel discusses a story from Shephard contributor Samuel Beal, who reports on how SMEs and larger defence companies have recovered divergently one year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world.

Senior Land Reporter Tim Fish joins the team on the show for the first time and provides an update on the US Army’s Integrated Tactical Network capabilities; he also discusses the significance of the recently reactivated US Army V Corps in Europe. 

The UK appears to be procuring an extra MQ-9 Reaper Block 1 platform, even though it remains unclear how this would benefit the RAF. Air Editor Tim Martin reports. 

Interview- Camero Tech [ 18:04] 

Ben Vogel is on the line with Amir Beeri, founder and CEO of Camero Tech, an Israeli company which specialises in ultra-wide band imaging solutions, to discuss the industry developments of See through the Walls technologies and the company solutions to provide operators with situational awareness. 

This episode was produced by Noemi Distefano with music and sound mixing by Fred Prest 


 2021-04-09  38m