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 144 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 1 hour 55 minutes


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...



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...



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...



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...



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...



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

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...


 2021-08-13  59m

episode 31: Boats on a plane, Turkish sanctions and corvette market insight

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, our news team looks into a new UK airdrop boat requirement and discusses the state of play in Turkey vis-à-vis US sanctions; we speak to our naval analyst at Shephard Defence Insight about trends in the corvette market; and our sponsor Bell sheds light on its plans for a US Army future helicopter programme...


 2021-08-06  58m

episode 30: UK/European defence industrial policies, plus integrated test and evaluation

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, sponsored by Bell, the team delves into UK and European defence industrial policy; and QinetiQ discusses integrated test and evaluation for the armed forces.

Newsround [ 01:23]

Airbus told Shephard exclusively on 26 July that it wants to enhance the lethality of its H145M helicopter by adding the Spike ER2 precision-guided missile. Firing tests are planned for the second quarter of 2022...


 2021-07-30  53m

episode 29: Tri-service spotlight on Russia and US hypersonics

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the team looks at all the latest news from Russia as the country unveiled a new fighter jet prototype at MAKS 2021; and in an interview with Raytheon we discuss the latest on US hypersonic technologies.

 Newsround [ 00:42]

A preliminary  virtual event took place this week in the US before the Sea-Air-Space conference early next month...


 2021-07-23  55m