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.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 5 hours 50 minutes


episode 41: AUSA 2021 News and Views

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we bring you highlights from the floor of AUSA 2021 in Washington DC.

Newsround [02:20] 

The Shephard news team unpicks some of the stories from this week, including the impending Swedish procurement of the GlobalEye aircraft; a new milestone in Project Selborne for the UK Royal Navy; and the end of the training process for the Nigerian Air Force A-29 Super Tucano which seals the beginning of new operations using the aircraft...



German Poseidon procurement, synthetic vs live training and new Chinese designs

This week on The Weekly Defence Podcast, we look at Germany’s plans for the P-8A Poseidon, report on the latest from the Asia Pacific region, dive into the synthetic VS live military training debate and talk sustainability with Bell. 

Newsround [00:00]

Germany has sent two pilots to the IFTS fast-jet training course as part of an evaluation programme...



episode 39: Greek frigate procurement, GSOF on Afghanistan and air dominance

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we speak to the Global Special Operation Forces Foundation (GSOF) to look at the aftermath of the Western involvement in Afghanistan, and we hear from Raytheon Missiles and Defence about the future of air dominance. 

Newsround [00:00]

The UK has finally released its National Space Strategy on 27 September after two delays...



AUKUS fallout, US eyes Wedgetail and 8x8 armoured platforms

AUKUS fallout, US eyes Wedgetail and 8x8 armoured platforms

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the team looks at the AUKUS fallout, the latest USAF interest in procuring the E-7A Wedgetail, new Czech investment in artillery systems and the worldwide market for armoured vehicles. 

Newsround [2:34]

Thales and Schiebel have joined forces to serve the growing appetite from navies for UAS-based ISTAR capabilities...



episode 37: DSEI 2021 news and views

This week, we bring you The Weekly Defence Podcast from the floor of DSEI 2021 in London, to delve into topics such as the future of the UK exports market and combat engineering vehicles.

Newsround [00:00]

The Shephard news team unpicks some of the major stories from this week from across the air, land and sea domains...


 2021-09-17  1h4m

episode 36: Asia-Pacific round-up, night-vision market and Wiesel replacement

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we report on news from the US, Germany and the Asia-Pacific region, and we also hear from Theon Sensors about the night vision market. 

Newsround [00:39]

Aeralis has added two key partners to its integrated design team as the company works towards finalising the design before the aircraft's first flight in 2024.

UK-based Inzpire has added three new simulators to be unveiled at this year's DSEI event...


 2021-09-10  1h6m

episode 34: Delivering Information Advantage to UK Defence and Security (sponsored discussion)

Brought to you in partnership with Leidos

On a mild summer’s day in July, a group of defence experts gathered in a central London recording studio to discuss the notion of Information Advantage.

In the data-rich information age in which we live, the concept of Information Advantage has become a fundamental shift in how the armed forces prosecute warfare...


 2021-09-08  31m

episode 35: Army 2021 review and UK space goals

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we cast an eye over the Army 2021 exhibition in Russia and speak to the UK Space Agency, to look at the country’s future operations in this growing domain.


Newsround [ 1:23] 

The US has sealed the end of its 20-year involvement in Afghanistan on 31 August when its final aircraft took off from Kabul Airport.

This followed the evacuation of UK forces which was completed on 28 August...


 2021-09-03  43m

episode 34: IDEF 2021 show highlights and countering swarm tactics

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we welcome to the show our Middle East correspondent to discuss the main highlights from the floor of IDEF 2021; and we talk to QinetiQ about the work the company is carrying out to provide an advantage to navies in countering swarm attacks...


 2021-08-27  44m

episode 33: Spotlight on Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and FNSS on display at IDEF 2021

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we bring you a roundtable discussion on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan from a military angle; and, as IDEF 2021 takes place this week in Istanbul, we speak to FNSS to find out about its armoured vehicles on display...


 2021-08-20  1h4m