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 14 hours 26 minutes


episode 1: The Middle East crisis: global reactions

On the podcast this week...

Interview: (01.13) 

Senior Editor – Naval Richard Thomas sits down with Paul Mcloughlin, news editor at the Middle East focused and London-based TheNewArab to talk about how Iran has cultivated and supported proxy forces in the region, and how the Quds Force operates as intelligence gatherers, trainers and convert operators in aid of Tehran’s ambitions...


 2020-01-10  34m

episode 2: The changing role of the frigate, artificial intelligence on the battlefield, and Leonardo's US Navy helicopter win

       News Round (00:38) 

Reporter- Land Flavia Camargos Pereira gives us an insight on Brazilian defence priorities, including the Brazilian Air Force procurement of the KC-390, the army’s purchase of the VBTP-MR Guarani and, on the naval domain, the PROSUB submarine programme, which delivered the first submarine to the Brazilian Navy in 2018 and is set to deliver the next three by 2022...


 2020-01-17  58m

episode 3: Air defence in the spotlight, what to expect from DefExpo 2020, and lessons from Surface Navy

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast we bring you the latest from the 32nd annual Surface Navy symposium in Washington DC; we talk about air defence systems and how they work; we discuss the US Army’s decision to cancel OMFV solicitation, and, looking forward to India hosting its biennial DefExpo next month, consider whether the country is ready to tackle its huge list of not-too-competently managed procurements...


 2020-01-24  46m

episode 4: Rumblings in the Asia-Pacific, developments from SHOT and how industry can support the troops in the new operating environment

In this episode of the Weekly Defence podcast, we turn our attention east and consider the latest defence news from Asia-Pacific, we are on the floor of SHOT show in Las Vegas and we bring you all the news of the week. And our sponsor Nammo provides this week’s Industry Voice segment...


 2020-01-31  51m

episode 5: NATO’s response to the new EW threat, the future of defence publishing and previewing the Singapore Airshow

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk all things electronic warfare and speak to contributor Tom Withington about Russia’s EW capabilities and how that is determining NATO’s response; we speak to Shephard Media’s CEO Darren Lake about the new face of defence publishing and discuss how the future is digital; and we look at all the news from the week...


 2020-02-07  47m

episode 6: US lifts the lid on FY2021 spending plans, OMFV rises from the dead, and Singapore Airshow news

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we delve into US budget proposals across the air, land and naval domains; we are in Singapore with insights from the floor of the biggest Asian aerospace and defence event of the year; and we discuss EW capabilities, the threats from China and what the West can do to cushion the blow. 

  • News Round (00:50)  

Air Editor Tim Martin discusses USAF funding in the US DoD defence budget proposal...


 2020-02-14  54m

episode 7: Armoured vehicles analysis, Kuwaiti rotary-wing troubles, and German-Norwegian submarine code debate

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we bring you the latest from land, air and naval domains. 

We discuss the armoured vehicle sector, especially in Asia and Europe where ageing vehicle fleets have implications for procurement, and Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew gives us his insight into new-generation capabilities and aircraft...


 2020-02-21  45m

episode 8: LTAMDS milestone, Defiant test flight, and coronavirus concerns

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we bring you the latest from the land, air and naval domains. We talk about the LTAMDS milestone, the SB>1 Defiant test flight and coronavirus concerns. 

  • News Round (01:03)  

Land Reporter Flavia Camargos Pereira talks through a landmark for Raytheon in the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) programme, with completion of the first radar antenna array...


 2020-02-28  49m

episode 9: Gazing into the UK MoD’s fiscal black hole

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we bring you the latest from the land, air and naval domains in the UK and provide you with an insight of the most relevant defence stories of the last month in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • News Round (00:42)  

This week our domain journalists focus on the UK after the MoD released its latest Defence Equipment Plan, covering the period 2019-2029...


 2020-03-06  46m

episode 10: Arms export figures, Spanish Army upgrades and Turkish EW operations

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we consider how COVID-19 is impacting the defence sector, and look at what to expect next. We also focus on the latest SIPRI report on international arms sales; Turkish electronic warfare operations in northern Syria; capability and technology developments in the Spanish Army; and the continuing US budget debate...


 2020-03-13  56m