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 32: Boxer turret latest, Polish Navy frigates and Chinese ICBM arsenal

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, the team reports on the latest from the European defence industry, explores major stories from the Asia Pacific region and discusses the procurement of interoperable defence technologies in the Middle East.

Newsround: [00:33]

As it improves its capabilities under the Advanced Helicopter Training System programme, the USN has received an initial batch of 32 TH-73A Thrasher aircraft. 

German special forces could adopt up to 80 Mammoth modular vehicles from Dutch manufacturer Defenture. 

The UK Royal Navy is scoping out options for its next surface to surface guided weapons system, as highlighted in the UK Defence Command Paper to replace Harpoon.

In Focus

The team looks at the latest on the UK Boxer platform, the modernisation of the US Army’s Gray Eagle UAS, and an overview of the Polish Navy Miecznik (Swordfish) programme.

Deep Dive: News from the Asia Pacific [25:34]

News Editor Ben Vogel is on the line with Shephard’s Asia Pacific Editor Gordon Arthur to look at the most recent defence developments in his region.

Topics of conversations include an insight on China's ICBM silo building spree; considerations around the UK naval presence in Indo-Pacific segueing into Indian Navy Project 75I; a look at T-50 jet sales to Indonesia & Thailand.

Industry Voice: The World Defense Show [48:13]

Shephard's Tony Skinner speaks to Shaun Ormrod, CEO of World Defense Show, about how the Saudi Arabia-based event will further the development and procurement of interoperable defence technologies.

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


 2021-08-13  59m