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 12 hours 12 minutes


episode 21: Russian rockets, Turkey’s removal from the F-35 and Italian helicopter sales to Egypt

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast we discuss the rocket systems currently in service in Russia and we talk to our Defence Insight team about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme.

Newsround: (00:35)

Delivery of the first Sa’ar 6 corvette for the Israeli Navy has been delayed by the industrial impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus...


 2020-05-29  42m

episode 22: What kit are special operations forces looking to procure and what’s behind China’s increase in its defence budget?

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast we focus on China’s defence budget as well as other defence developments from across the Asia-Pacific while our team of experts look at the latest special forces news following the vSOFIC event.

News-round (00:35)

Three UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ships could be mothballed for longer than originally planned in order to reduce defence expenditure in 2020...


 2020-06-05  1h6m

episode 23: The future of unmanned ASW and special operations forces equipment priorities Part Two.

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk to Elbit Systems UK about the development of unmanned anti-submarine warfare capabilities, and we have the second part of our conversation about the challenges facing the special forces community.

News round (00:35)

The RAF is close to signing a deal with BAE Systems for the deployment of new Eurofighter Typhoon simulators...


 2020-06-12  55m

episode 24: Updating the F/A-18 Super Hornet, European frigate programmes and all the news

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast we look at the new range of frigates that European navies are looking at to replace their current fleets, and we talk to Boeing about developments on the F/A-18 programmes.

News Round (00:35)

The Royal Australian Air Force is seeking a replacement for its fleet of Hawk 127 trainer jets...


 2020-06-19  42m

episode 25: PODCAST: Commanding the International Maritime Security Construct and leading a defence business in a time of crisis

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we speak to the commander of the recently-formed International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) in the Saudi Arabian Peninsula and we hear from L3Harris Technologies about the first year of operations for the newly-merged company.

Newsround: (00:22)

Armoured vehicle programmes in central and eastern Europe are in jeopardy due to the economic effects of COVID-19, Shephard Defence Insight indicates...


 2020-06-26  40m

episode 26: Russia lifts the veil on new military equipment and the tracks versus wheels debate

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast we tackle the tracked versus wheeled armoured vehicles debate and we examine the equipment on display at Moscow’s Red Square during the Victory Day Parade. 

Newsround: (00:32)

Cross-party political talks in Sweden addressing future defence funding have collapsed, following disagreement over whether additional money should be approved...


 2020-07-03  58m

episode 27: New Serbian combat drones, Type 26 update and Asia Pacific round-up

In this episode of The Weekly Defence podcast we discuss all the news from the Asia Pacific and we talk to a Romanian Air Force senior officer to learn more about the how the country has successfully carried out numerous UN-led peacekeeping missions.

Newsround: (00:28)

The UK is moving forward on the acquisition of eight Type 26 frigates, three years into the programme. Senior Editor Richard Thomas discusses all the details on the story...


 2020-07-10  51m

episode 28: What next for Afghanistan following the draw down of US troops?

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we hold a debate on the political and military implications of the impending US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Newsround (00:37)

Russia is planning an upgrade to its Su-57 fifth generation multirole fighter even before the first full production version is delivered...


 2020-07-17  59m

episode 29: Industry's view on Space Force, a Team Tempest update and European sub programmes

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast we catch up with our Defence Insight team about European submarines programmes and we talk to L3 Harris about the company’s support for the US Space Force.

Newsround (00:00:35)

The Czech government has dispelled fears that the economic damage of COVID will force it to cancel a plan to buy new infantry fighting vehicles...


 2020-07-24  1h9m

episode 31: Global IFV market forecast, Link 16 for dismounted forces and Asia-Pacific round-up

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we present our monthly digest of news from the Asia-Pacific region. We also look at the global market forecast for IFVs and chat with Viasat’s CTO about next-generation data links.

Newsround (00:36)

The Malaysian MoD is considering how to proceed with its troubled Maharaja Lela-class Littoral Combat Ship programme...


 2020-08-07  1h0m