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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 12 hours 12 minutes


episode 17: IMDEX Asia, Maritime Cyberspace and all hail the King Stallion

What is it like to fly the King Stallion? What’s the naval news from IMDEX Asia 2019? What was covered at the co-located UDT/EW Europe/ITEC show in Stockholm? 

This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we cover the ITEC, UDT and EW Europe shows in Stockholm, talk to Sikorsky’s CH-53K test pilot and our sponsor Nammo features in our Industry Voice segment...


 2019-05-17  53m

episode 18: Riding in the Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle, the US Navy’s response to the cyber threat and going green with Nammo

How is Rheinmetall positioning its Lynx infantry fighting vehicle for current programmes? How prepared is the US Navy to face the cyber threats of the future? And just how is the defence industry involved in the climate change debate?

This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we take a look at the Lynx KF41 IFV and how it is being offered for Australian and US requirements, talk to the J6 Deputy Director at US Indo-Pacific Command about the US Navy’s cyber capabilities, and hear from...


 2019-05-24  45m

episode 19: The air power exercise over the Arctic and the future of the military satellite business

What is the Arctic Challenge Exercise? How is Raytheon positioning itself for changes in the space sector? 

This week on the Weekly Defence Podcast, we head to Sweden to see the Arctic Challenge Exercise, and talk to the vice-president of Raytheon’s Space Systems about its space sector activities...


 2019-05-31  35m

episode 20: Special forces technologies and trends, Canadian Army digitisation and NATO's defence spending

What emerged from the main industry event for Special Forces? How is the Canadian Army preparing for the future digital battlespace? And what is being done to tackle the rising threat of drone incursions?

This week in a jam-packed Weekly Defence Podcast, we check out the latest technologies on show at SOFIC 2019, speak to Colonel Mark Parsons of the Canadian Army about how networked technologies are changing the way war is waged, and hear from our sponsor Nammo about the growing...


 2019-06-07  59m

episode 21: The future of the military unmanned systems market, a look ahead to the Paris Air Show, and who are Raytheon Technologies?

What can we expect from the upcoming Paris Air Show? What is the state of the military unmanned systems market? And how is the defence industry meeting the rising wave of consolidation?

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk about our expectations regarding the Paris Air show, hear about the Shephard Plus Unmanned Systems Report, and hear from our sponsor Nammo about the United Technologies and Raytheon merger...


 2019-06-14  46m

episode 22: Paris Air Show special - mocked up fighters, flying in the Embraer KC-390 and the future of air combat training

What is the Future Combat Air System and TF-X? How is Embraer positioning the KC-390? 

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we come to you from the tarmac at the sweltering Paris Air Show, covering the unveiling of FCAS and the Turkish TF-X sixth generation fighters.

We also take a flight in the Embraer KC-390, speak to Cubic Global Defense about the future of air combat training and hear about the teaming agreement between our sponsor Nammo and Boeing...


 2019-06-21  43m

episode 23: Transferring technology, teaming manned and unmanned aircraft, and deconstructing the news

Why mount a Javelin on a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)? Why is Russia buying 100 new-generation attack helicopters? And what’s the future of manned-unmanned teaming technologies?

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, the team look at the implications of the major defence stories of the week, we speak to L3 Technologies about its development of MUM-T and we discuss the future of UK defence exports with the director of the Defence and Security Organisation (DSO)...


 2019-06-28  54m

episode 24: Chinese military kit in Hong Kong, artificial intelligence on the battlefield and all the news

What equipment does the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have in Hong Kong? What will be the role of AI and cyber offensive capabilities on the future battlefield? 

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we hear from our Asia Pacific Editor about China’s Hong Kong garrison and the military equipment on display at a recent base open day. We speak to a former Commandant of the French Foreign Legion about his vision of collaborative combat...


 2019-07-05  51m

episode 25: The future of the 8x8 armoured vehicle market, meeting defence training needs and why is Australia looking for a new attack helicopter?

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we speak to our analyst team about their research into the 8x8 armoured vehicle sector, the group president of CAE’s Defence & Security Group outlines his vision for military training and simulation and, in our Industry Voice segment, our sponsor Nammo considers future relevance of major defence exhibitions...


 2019-07-12  44m

episode 26: Mind control tech, through-wall detection, extreme scooters and browsing the exhibits of a special forces defence event

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we head deep into the UK countryside to attend the 3CDSE event and see the special forces kit on display, speak to AAR about its support of the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon and, in our Industry Voice segment, our sponsor Nammo considers the future of NATO...


 2019-07-19  52m