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: IDEF 2021 show highlights and countering swarm tactics

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we welcome to the show our Middle East correspondent to discuss the main highlights from the floor of IDEF 2021; and we talk to QinetiQ about the work the company is carrying out to provide an advantage to navies in countering swarm attacks...


 2021-08-27  44m

episode 34: Delivering Information Advantage to UK Defence and Security (sponsored discussion)

Brought to you in partnership with Leidos

On a mild summer’s day in July, a group of defence experts gathered in a central London recording studio to discuss the notion of Information Advantage.

In the data-rich information age in which we live, the concept of Information Advantage has become a fundamental shift in how the armed forces prosecute warfare...


 2021-09-08  31m

episode 35: Army 2021 review and UK space goals

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we cast an eye over the Army 2021 exhibition in Russia and speak to the UK Space Agency, to look at the country’s future operations in this growing domain.


Newsround [ 1:23] 

The US has sealed the end of its 20-year involvement in Afghanistan on 31 August when its final aircraft took off from Kabul Airport.

This followed the evacuation of UK forces which was completed on 28 August...


 2021-09-03  43m

episode 36: Asia-Pacific round-up, night-vision market and Wiesel replacement

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we report on news from the US, Germany and the Asia-Pacific region, and we also hear from Theon Sensors about the night vision market. 

Newsround [00:39]

Aeralis has added two key partners to its integrated design team as the company works towards finalising the design before the aircraft's first flight in 2024.

UK-based Inzpire has added three new simulators to be unveiled at this year's DSEI event...


 2021-09-10  1h6m

episode 37: DSEI 2021 news and views

This week, we bring you The Weekly Defence Podcast from the floor of DSEI 2021 in London, to delve into topics such as the future of the UK exports market and combat engineering vehicles.

Newsround [00:00]

The Shephard news team unpicks some of the major stories from this week from across the air, land and sea domains...


 2021-09-17  1h4m

episode 39: Greek frigate procurement, GSOF on Afghanistan and air dominance

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we speak to the Global Special Operation Forces Foundation (GSOF) to look at the aftermath of the Western involvement in Afghanistan, and we hear from Raytheon Missiles and Defence about the future of air dominance. 

Newsround [00:00]

The UK has finally released its National Space Strategy on 27 September after two delays...


 2021-10-01  47m

episode 41: AUSA 2021 News and Views

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we bring you highlights from the floor of AUSA 2021 in Washington DC.

Newsround [02:20] 

The Shephard news team unpicks some of the stories from this week, including the impending Swedish procurement of the GlobalEye aircraft; a new milestone in Project Selborne for the UK Royal Navy; and the end of the training process for the Nigerian Air Force A-29 Super Tucano which seals the beginning of new operations using the aircraft...


 2021-10-15  1h3m

episode 45: Persistent UK procurement problems and US view of Chinese posture

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast the team looks at the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report and discusses the Pentagon’s 2021 China Military Power study.


The Shephard News team discussed the top stories across the land, air, sea and military training domains...


 2021-11-12  59m

episode 46: Spotlight on Dubai Airshow 2021 and global second-hand armoured vehicles market

In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we take a look at the major news from the floor of Dubai Airshow 2021 and talk with Defence Insight about global trends in the procurement of second-hand platforms for ground forces.

News from Dubai Airshow 2021 [01:20] 

Shephard correspondent Leonid Nersisyan is on the line from Dubai to look at highlights from the show...


 2021-11-18  1h1m

episode 47: NASCAR tech, C295 MPA programme and I/ITSEC preview

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the team looks at how NASCAR expertise is being applied to the defence sector; we speak to CAE to understand the company’s posture seven months after the acquisition of L3 Harris Military Training business; and we discuss the C295 MPA programme with Airbus...


 2021-11-26  1h0m