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 154 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 11 hours 25 minutes


episode 7: Avalon, Counter UAV technologies, the armoured vehicle market and Leonardo’s NATO EW contract

This week we take a look at the Avalon and SCTX shows, talk about our upcoming Armoured Vehicle report, and interview Leonardo about their latest electronic warfare developments.

As always, we also give you the latest news in the defence sector, and our sponsor Nammo is this week’s Industry Voice. 

  • News Round Up (01:14)

With Helen away, our editor-in-chief Richard Thomas steps up to lead this week’s round up...


 2019-03-08  57m

episode 8: US budget ramifications, driving the Bronco 3 and special operations forces (SOF) growth

This episode in the Weekly Defence Podcast, we provide you with the latest news from the defence sector, take an up-close look at the Bronco 3 from ST Engineering, chat with the Global SOF Foundation, and hear from our sponsor Nammo.

  • News Round Up (01:23)

Helen Haxell is back, covering the latest news alongside our naval expert and editor-in-chief Richard Thomas, our land editor Beth Maundrill, and our air domain reporter Tim Martin...


 2019-03-15  40m

episode 9: The future of rotorcraft, the air defence market and challenges facing the Royal Air Force [transcript]

This week in the Weekly Defence Podcast, we discuss current and future rotorcraft programmes with Bell, look at the state of the air defence market, speak to the Royal Air Force about their current challenges and hear from our sponsor Nammo...


 2019-03-22  46m

episode 10: South African Army chief on budget issues; ITEC committee chair on simulation and training trends [transcript]

This week in the Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk to Chief of the South African Army Lieutenant General Lindile Yam about the finance issues facing the service, have a conversation with Dr Elaine Raybourn, ITEC 2019 Committee Chair, about simulation & training, and hear from our sponsor Nammo...


 2019-03-29  47m

episode 11: US Army procurement priorities, Airbus' pitch for the US Navy and the future of the European space business

This week in the Weekly Defence Podcast, we head to Huntsville to take a look at AUSA Global Force, chat to Airbus Helicopters about the H135 and TH-XX programmes, and hear from our sponsor Nammo about developments in the space sector.

  • News Round Up (01:00)

In the news round this week, sea reporter Jack Richardson covers the latest news from Brazil, from the UK increasing trade ties to the latest regarding the Tamandaré-class corvette (CCT) programme...


 2019-04-05  44m

episode 12: Turkey's sales drive in Brazil, army network modernisation and the emergence of a new armed reconnaissance vehicle

This week in the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover all the news from the LAAD exhibition in Rio Janeiro, talk to Jeff Smith from Harris about US Army communications modernisation, and hear from our sponsor Nammo.

• News Round Up (00:49)

This week, land reporter Kate Martyr talks about the new armed reconnaissance vehicle that SAIC is developing for the US military and its potential further uses as an Expeditionary Advanced Operating Base...


 2019-04-12  42m

episode 13: NATO's electronic warfare challenge, the latest from Asia-Pacific and the pervasive cyber threat. [transcript]

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover the latest defence news from the Asia-Pacific region, talk to Muddy Watters about EW Europe, and hear from Nammo in our Industry Voice segment. 

  • News Round Up (01:04)

Land reporter Kate Martyr starts off this week’s News Round by covering the European Defence Agency’s continuing efforts to develop a hybrid drive train...


 2019-04-19  41m

episode 14: FARA developments, technology transfer reform and Lockheed Martin on NATO’s 70th

Who and why did the US Army choose to help develop its next-generation attack helicopter? And where to for NATO, on the 70th anniversary of the alliance?

This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we discuss US Army aviation and the service's decision to select five companies for its future attack helicopter programme, we speak to Lockheed Martin about NATO and the UK’s place in it, and our sponsor Nammo talks about technology transfer reform in our Industry Voice segment...


 2019-04-26  45m

episode 15: AUVSI, the naval defence market and Australian UAVs

This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover the findings of the just-released Shephard Naval Market Report, we speak to Keirin Joyce about the Australian Army’s need for a new UAV, and our sponsor Nammo features in this week’s Industry Voice segment.

  • News Round Up (01:09)

Coming to you from AUVSI, we cover the latest news regarding unmanned systems...


 2019-05-03  41m

episode 16: Quoting Shakespeare, IDEF coverage and Northrop Grumman’s autonomous design philosophy [transcript]

How are weaponised cranes aiding Turkey's insurgency fight? What’s the design philosophy behind industry’s development of autonomous aircraft? And why are IT companies making a play into the defence sector?

This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover the IDEF defence exhibition in Turkey, talk to Northrop Grumman’s Director of Strategy of Autonomous Systems Strategy and our sponsor Nammo features in our Industry Voice segment...


 2019-05-10  42m