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

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 14 hours 26 minutes


episode 45: New cyber developments, the UAE's US arms deal and Israeli frigate update

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast,  we talk to the Australian Strategic Policy institute to discuss what side-effects the US election results could have on defence and security policies in the Pacific region, and in an interview with BAE Systems we discuss ongoing cyber developments set to support land forces in the future battlespace...


 2020-11-13  49m

episode 46: UK injects £16.5 billion into defence, China’s microwave weapons and Sense-Through-The-Wall capabilities

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we speak with UK-based company Iceni Labs on its work with the UK MoD to develop a range of technologies including the SafeScan Tactical Sense-Through-The-Wall radar, and we catch-up on all the news from the Asia Pacific.

Newsround (00:38)

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on 19 November a £16.5bn defence spending injection, the biggest boost for the sector since the Cold War...


 2020-11-20  1h6m

episode 47: Middle Eastern armoured vehicle market, Iranian naval hype and training in the age of COVID

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we go in-depth with Defence Insight's Senior Land Analyst on the Middle Eastern and North African armoured vehicle market, and the head of CAE’s defence division casts an eye over the military simulation and training sector...


 2020-11-26  1h4m

episode 48: New Russian hypersonic missile, training aircraft market and Supacat vehicle programmes

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we discuss Russia's efforts to develop a tactical hypersonic weapon, talk to Defence Insight's Analyst-Air Ilker Aktasoglu about contemporary training aircraft capabilities, and in an interview with Supacat we find out about some of the company’s vehicle technology programmes in the broader context of UK defence policy...


 2020-12-04  1h0m

episode 49: Virtual I/ITSEC 2020, F-35A nuclear weapons test and all the news

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we discuss the virtual I/ITSEC exhibition with our Military Training Editor, and following the Sandia National Laboratories test which saw a mock B-61-12 weapons drop from an F-35A, we talk to the  director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists for an expert insight on this new capability...


 2020-12-11  1h6m

episode 50: European defence policies, air-to-air missiles and all the news

In this episode, we talk to a defence and aerospace analyst about next-generation air-to-air missiles, and in conversation with the Netherlands chapter of EuroDefense, a private and independent initiative, we gain an insight into their paper proposal.

Newsround [00:42]
In Turkey, the navy took delivery of its first P-72A maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft...


 2020-12-18  1h9m

episode 51: Best bits: 2020 highlights from the air, land and sea desks

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we say goodbye to 2020 by looking back at some of our best coverage of the year across the land, air and sea domains.

Naval desk coverage and worldwide defence news [00:38]

News Editor Ben Vogel highlights some of the main stories written by Shephard’s contributors reporting from outside the UK...


 2020-12-23  57m

episode 52: Best bits: 2020 top stories from the Asia Pacific and Military Training sector

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, as we welcome in the new year, we take the chance to look back at some of our best coverage from across the Asia-Pacific region and the military training sector.

Asia Pacific 2020 highlights [00:44] 

Senior Editor Naval Richard Thomas is on the line with Shephard’s Asia-Pacific Editor Gordon Arthur to wrap up some of the main news from his region in 2020...


 2020-12-23  49m