The Shephard Defence Podcast

The Shephard Defence Podcast tells the stories of the defence industry, trends in military technology and the procurement programmes that get the kit into the hands of the warfighter. In a monthly news roundtable, Shephard Media’s team of international journalists and analysts take deep dives into defence issues, focusing on niche market sectors and looking at where the trends are heading. We also feature content developed by Shephard Studio in cooperation with our partners. If you work in the defence sector, have an interest in defence technologies, or are an end-user of military equipment, then the Shephard Defence Podcast is aimed at you.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 49m. Bisher sind 165 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 19 hours 34 minutes


episode 1: OMFV updates, Prometheus progress and Defence Insight looks ahead

In this first episode of Season 3 of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk to the Director of Analysis at Shephard Defence Insight for a glimpse of what to expect from current and new defence programmes in 2021; and in an interview with CSIS we discuss recent developments in the US Army OMFV programme.

Newsround [00:40]

Australia has become the seventh country to declare initial operational capability for the Lockheed Martin F-35A multirole fighter aircraft...


 2021-01-08  50m

episode 2: US presidential transition, countering cyber risks and Surface Navy Symposium

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we speak to a Washington DC-based defence industry advisor about the upcoming US presidential transition and the challenges ahead for the US defence community, and in an interview with a Security Researcher at DomainTools we discuss evolving cyber threats and what countermeasures countries worldwide are developing...


 2021-01-14  1h2m

episode 3: UK E-7 programme, USCG seeks budget boost and comms in the grey zone.

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we look at how armed forces respond to the growing grey zone threats to critical communications; and in an interview with Leonardo we get an update on their Falco Xplorer MALE UAV programme. 

Newsround [00:36]

In Brussels, where the European Council has established a set of common features for export end-user certificates for small arms and related ammunition...


 2021-01-22  1h0m

episode 4: Unmanned naval tech, shore-based training and FLRAA update

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk to Elbit Systems UK about the company’s recent award by the UK MoD to provide shore-based training; and in an interview with Huntington Ingalls Industries, we discuss recent unmanned acquisition and challenges to CONOPS in the maritime domain.

Newsround [00:31] 

In Russia, the Atlet family of armoured vehicles is set to enter state trials in early 2021, after completing preliminary trials last month...


 2021-01-29  57m

episode 5: Myanmar coup, Turkish armour and US reviews arms sales

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk to our Asia-Pacific editor about the coup in Myanmar and all the other key defence news from his region; and in an interview with UK-based urban combat training specialists, 4GD, we discuss newly launched capabilities which will add to their Smart Facility training environment...


 2021-02-05  1h1m

episode 6: FVL Maritime Strike options, digital engineering and unmanned Korean nuclear subs

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we talk to the International Centre for Defence and Security in Estonia to explore threats posed by Russia to countries in the Baltic region, and in an interview with Raytheon we talk about digital engineering and its use to create virtual platforms and systems to facilitate real world programmes...


 2021-02-12  44m

episode 7: UK Carrier Strike Group deployment, robotic ground vehicles and tactical transport aircraft forecast

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we are joined by Shephard Defence Insight team for a close look at the surge in procurement  of tactical transport aircraft, due to increased airlift requirements brought by the COVID-19 pandemic; and in a conversation with US company FLIR we look at the current use, benefits and challenges of robotic ground vehicles...


 2021-02-19  51m

episode 8: Spotlight on IDEX/NAVDEX, plus battlefield comms

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we discuss some of the main highlights from the floor of IDEX 2021; and in an interview with Curtiss Wright company PacStar we discuss developments in battlefield tactical communications and the challenges ahead.

 Newsround [00:46]
The Shephard news team is joined by freelance contributor Leonid Nersisyan, calling in from Abu Dhabi where he attended IDEX/NAVDEX 2021...


 2021-02-26  48m

episode 9: PODCAST: Polish helo procurement, CAE mega-deal and second-hand naval vessel

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we talk with Shephard’s Military Training editor for an update from his domain, and we are joined by Defence Insight’s Naval Analyst for a discussion about today’s second-hand warship market. 

Newsround [00:46]

In Europe, the four NATO allies in the Visegrad Group aim to acquire more sophisticated defence equipment after recently deciding to jointly procure small arms ammunition...


 2021-03-05  57m

episode 10: Possible Israeli F-35s to Gulf, Czech export support and focus on CV90 upgrades

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we talk to BAE Systems Hägglunds about a midlife upgrade of CV90 combat vehicles; and we also hear from Swedish security network company Clavister about their development of a cyber security solution for the same platform...


 2021-03-12  42m