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 11 hours 25 minutes


episode 11: PODCAST: Spotlight on UK Integrated Review and US Asia-Pacific strategy

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we discuss UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Integrated Review announcement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 16 March ahead of the MoD Command Paper to be released next week; and we look at attitude of the Biden administration to Indo-Pacific partnerships...


 2021-03-19  1h0m

episode 12: PODCAST: MoD Command Paper highlights

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we go in-depth into the recently released MoD Command Paper, which sets out how the concept of a 'Global Britain in a competitive age' will be achieved from a military/strategic standpoint...


 2021-03-26  1h0m

episode 14: PODCAST: US Army Tactical comms and Sense through the wall tech

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we discuss all the news across the air, land, and sea domains, and we talk to Israeli company Camero Tech about new sense-through-the-wall systems using ultra-wideband imaging. 

 Newsround [01:13] 

The USN is procuring 11 additional P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Boeing for $1.7 billion. Two of these will be supplied to the Royal Australian Air Force as a partner in the P-8A programme...


 2021-04-09  38m

episode 16: PODCAST: Lockheed Martin 2021 financials, Slovak IFV and C-UAS trends

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we comment on Lockheed Martin’s Q1 financial results, we delve into IFV procurement in Slovakia, and we talk to Blighter Surveillance Systems about C-UAS market trends. 

Newsround [01:00] 

 Just two months after Moscow agreed to extend the New START nuclear arms treaty with the US, Russia is now updating its intercontinental ballistic missile inventory with plans to field a new-generation system to replace the RS-24 Yars...


 2021-04-23  31m

episode 17: PODCAST: Submarine safety, Finnish HX fighter programme and global MLRS market

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the Shephard team looks at the global MLRS market, focusing on current programmes and platform upgrades; and in an interview with the Digital Ground Forces Division of the IDF, we discuss its Tzaid programme, also known as Torch.

Newsround [ 00:56] 

Turkish defence companies Ares Shipyard and Meteksan unveiled the new anti-submarine warfare variant of the ULAQ unmanned surface vehicle family on 23 April...


 2021-04-30  56m

episode 18: PODCAST: FLRAA update, UK land programmes and Russian microeletronics

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, our team of subject matter experts delves into stories from the land and air domains, and in an interview with Supacat we look at the wider impact of the Integrated Review on some key British Army programmes.

Newsround [00:55] 

French company Dassault confirmed on 4 May  a follow-on order from Egypt for 30 Rafale multirolefighter aircraft in an estimated €4 billion deal...


 2021-05-05  35m

episode 19: PODCAST: Victory Day parade, Asia-Pacific round-up and UK Carrier Strike Group

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we speak to Shephard’s Asia-Pacific editor for the  monthly round up of the news from his region, and in a conversation with our sponsor Raytheon Intelligence and Space we talk about developments in satellite ground systems. 

Newsround [00:47]

Rheinmetall and  BAE Systems Land officially received an £800 million ($1...


 2021-05-14  55m

episode 20: Spotlight on Gaza/Israel conflict and military training round-up

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we speak about the latest upsurge in the Gaza-Israel conflict and look at the capabilities fielded by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and Hamas; and we catch up with Shephard’s Military Training Editor to discuss some of the latest developments in his domain.

Newsround [01:07]

In Russia, Rosoboronexport has delivered underwater pistols and assault rifles to an unnamed foreign customer...


 2021-05-21  47m

episode 21: Armed UAVs for naval strike, British Army of the future and small satellite revolution

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we explore the potential impact of armed UAVs on naval strategies worldwide; we bring the views of two industry experts on the impact of the Integrated Review on the British Army following the cancellation of the Warrior programme; and with our sponsor Raytheon Intelligence & Space, we discuss the increasing use of small satellites for civil and military missions...


 2021-05-28  1h1m

episode 23: French exports slump, Brazil Gripen latest and US missile defence

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the team looks at the latest French exports report;  and, following the most recent annual Gripen seminar from Saab, we discuss interest in extra procurement from Brazil and potential trends in the region. In the second part of the show we look at the US Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) programme...


 2021-06-11  45m