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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 50m. Bisher sind 157 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 14 hours 26 minutes


episode 50: Highlights of 2021 plus US Army engine upgrade

In the final bumper edition of The Weekly Defence Podcast in 2021, our subject matter experts look back over an eventful year for air, land, sea and training procurement programmes (including a return to the trade show scene); we look at the main developments in the Asia-Pacific region; and Air Editor Tim Martin speaks with Honeywell to discuss the T55-714C engine upgrade for US Army helicopters...


 2021-12-17  1h26m

episode 49: European defence innovation, global arms sales data and Middle East air/sea latest

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we explore the main themes from the European Defence Agency innovation conference; we discuss the latest global arms sales data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute; and we shine a light on Middle Eastern air force procurement and naval shipbuilding...


 2021-12-10  47m

episode 48: I/ITSEC highlights, carrier supply chain issues and will FCAS/Tempest merge?

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, our Military Training Editor is on the line from the floor of I/ITSEC in Orlando to discuss major themes and headlines from the show; we look into talk of a merger between two major European next-generation fighter programmes; and in an interview with Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC), we discuss ongoing supply chain shortages affecting the aircraft carrier industrial base...


 2021-12-03  47m

episode 47: NASCAR tech, C295 MPA programme and I/ITSEC preview

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the team looks at how NASCAR expertise is being applied to the defence sector; we speak to CAE to understand the company’s posture seven months after the acquisition of L3 Harris Military Training business; and we discuss the C295 MPA programme with Airbus...


 2021-11-26  1h0m

episode 46: Spotlight on Dubai Airshow 2021 and global second-hand armoured vehicles market

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we take a look at the major news from the floor of Dubai Airshow 2021 and talk with Defence Insight about global trends in the procurement of second-hand platforms for ground forces.

News from Dubai Airshow 2021 [01:20] 

Shephard correspondent Leonid Nersisyan is on the line from Dubai to look at highlights from the show...


 2021-11-18  1h1m

episode 45: Persistent UK procurement problems and US view of Chinese posture

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast the team looks at the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report and discusses the Pentagon’s 2021 China Military Power study.


The Shephard News team discussed the top stories across the land, air, sea and military training domains...


 2021-11-12  59m

UK exports, Harpoon dilemma and JADC2

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the Shephard news team delves into major recent developments on land, at sea and in the air.
Newsround [1:24]

After more than three decades, the UK has secured an export deal with Egypt for the sale of two former Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels.

Fort Austin and Fort Rosalie are two retired ships that will be replaced by the Fleet Solid Support ships in the coming years...


 2021-11-05  54m

Pacific Future Forum news, Airbus updates and Estonia exclusive

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we look at the main news from the Pacific Future Forum in Portsmouth and dive into export news for the Airbus A400M. We also discuss Estonian procurement priorities, and talk to BAE Systems about its recent contract under the Future Maritime Support Programme.

Newsround - [00:48] 

The Shephard news team takes a look at recent developments across the air, land, and sea domains...


 2021-10-29  50m

Turkish F-16s and USVs, plus AESA technology

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we look at the potential Turkish procurement of F-16 aircraft, a new Turkish USV to be showcased to NATO, and we speak to Raytheon Intelligence and Space about their new AESA radar technology.

Newsround [01:05]

Pearson Engineering showcased its Modular Mission Pack at AUSA with a set of palletised tools for unmanned platforms...


 2021-10-22  48m

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...


 2021-10-15  1h3m