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 27: Swiss F-35 decision, ‘Google for warships’ and North African AFV market

 In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we focus on Swiss F-35 procurement, naval sustainment and the market for armoured vehicles in North Africa. 

Newsround [00:39]

In Germany, the Bundeswehr is pushing ahead with an ambitious upgrade of its entire fleet of Puma IFVs as it heads towards the development of a new armoured division. 

In Singapore, the Navy is rolling out of augmented-reality glasses to its naval fleet, enabling crews on deployments to rectify faults with subject matter experts back onshore. 

The Czech Army's artillery fire control system acquisition programme is finally set to come to fruition this year following COVID-related delays. 

In the UK, the Defence Science Technology Laboratory has received funding to work with industry on  innovative new missile systems by 2023.

In Focus

Defence Journalist Alix Valenti, Air Editor Tim Martin, Senior Land Reporter Tim Fish and Senior Naval Reporter Harry Lye engage in a round table discussion that covers the latest developments from Switzerland in the Air2030 programme, plus contracts for the UK Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy that will enhance ship sustainment in the coming years.


Deep Dive – Defence Insight on Northern Africa armoured vehicles procurement [24:00]

Multimedia Journalist Noemi Distefano speaks to Senior Land Analyst at Shephard Defence Insight Sonny Butterworth about the market for armoured vehicles in Northern Africa. In this troubled region and hotbed of terrorist activity, militaries face new requirements for land forces.

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


 2021-07-09  43m