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 34: Hungary picks Lynx, laser updates and next-gen air programmes

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we focus on what’s next for Iran following the rejection of a US request to extend the UN arms embargo; and we look into the latest programmes in the air domain.

Newsround [00:42]

Northrop Grumman is preparing to announce a new international customer for its Firebird optionally piloted MALE ISR aircraft. The manufacturer said last week that negotiations are in progress to finalise the deal...


 2020-08-28  56m

episode 35: Asian procurement updates, Turkish missiles and hybrid tech for British Army

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we discuss British Army hybrid drive vehicles; a senior Defence Insight analyst sheds light on the state of Eastern Europe’s armoured vehicle market; and our Asia-Pacific editor highlights the most significant recent stories from the region from the past month.

Newsround [01:00]

Saab is planning to offer its new Lightweight Air-launched Decoy Missile as part of its Gripen E/F proposal for Finland’s HX Fighter Programme...


 2020-09-04  46m

episode 36: Terminator-style research, Polish UAV wingman and spotlight on Japan

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we look into a Czech deal with Bell for Viper and Venom helicopters; US research into self-healing materials à la Terminator 2; and next steps for Japanese defence after PM Shinzo Abe announced his resignation.

Newsround [01:15]

Lockheed Martin intends to offer a UAV ‘wingman’ concept to function alongside Polish F-35A aircraft, but the Polish MoD must still define its final requirements before selecting industry partners...


 2020-09-11  1h4m

episode 37: MSPO highlights, UK F-35 concerns and AlphaDogfight winner speaks

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we hear about capabilities on display on the floor of MSPO event in Poland, and we talk to Heron Systems’ VP for research to look at what’s next for the company following its recent victory in the DARPA AlphaDogfight AI trial.

Newsround (00:33) 

In Japan, the MoD is considering alternatives to Aegis Ashore for ballistic missile defence. Three options are currently being considered...


 2020-09-18  49m

episode 38: German Chinook engine support, South American funding update and radar that ‘hears’

 In  this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we discuss attack submarines global market, key programmes and challenges ahead; and we learn about radar innovation and applications in an interview with a USN research laboratory.

Newsround (00:42)

Indra has worked with the Spanish Navy to develop a technology demonstrator based on unsupervised AI...


 2020-09-25  53m

episode 39: Germans chop helo plan, 3D AESA radar for drone detection, and grey warfare in the 21st century

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk to Blighter Surveillance Systems about 3D drone detection radar technology; we explore the concept of hybrid and grey zone warfare in an interview with QinetiQ; and we chat to our sponsor IAI about cyber security challenges facing governments in a post-Covid world.

Newsround (00:45)

In the Caucasus, fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh has flared up again...


 2020-10-02  1h9m

episode 41: Extended-range loitering munitions, US robotic combat vehicles and 'friendly disruptor' for UK shipbuilding

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk to the CEO of Infrastrata about the company’s acquisition of two historic UK shipyards and we take a plunge into the world of loitering munitions after US manufacturer AeroVironment released a new variant of its Switchblade series...


 2020-10-16  1h3m

episode 42: Saab reassesses Gripen programme, simulation and training tech in vogue and model-driven AI solutions

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we talk to software supplier Aerogility about its cloud-based predictive maintenance and forecasting solutions; and catch up with our Military Training Editor on recent developments and technologies in that field.

Newsround (00:32)

In the US, GM Defense is set to deliver the initial batch of prototype Infantry Support Vehicles to the US Army for testing on 26 October...


 2020-10-23  55m

episode 43: Euronaval news, Attritable UAVs, and Dutch defence vision

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast our Air Editor talks to Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies about Skyborg and Loyal Wingman programmes and we consider how the UK MoD integrated review could change UK defence and security policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Newsround: (00:40)

The US Army will evaluate the Patria Nemo 120mm turreted mortar system in a Foreign Comparative Testing exercise...


 2020-10-30  1h4m

episode 44: What's next for defence after US election?

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we bring together our team of journalists and editors to discuss the influence and impact of the result on the defence sector, the potential policy implications for the US military, and the potential effects of the result on European defence and relations with NATO countries; and we get the perspective of a former US Army Lieutenant General...


 2020-11-05  1h5m