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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Feb 10, 2022

Editor of Defence Connect, Liam Garman, and news editor, Charbel Kadib, delve into the latest developments across defence industry and geopolitics.

The pair begin by discussing the implications of findings from a leaked report flagging design and build risks associated with development of the Royal Australian Navy’s next-generation Hunter Class frigates.

Garman and Kadib explore whether the classified report could hinder the progress of the SEA 5000 program, drawing from the perspectives of defence analysts and commentators.

The journalists also weigh in on Australia’s hypersonic R&D program in light of the opening of a new facility in Queensland.

Garman then unpacks the key take-aways from Defence Connects inaugural AIC Summit, outlining five tips for local SMEs looking to expand their presence in the defence industry.

Finally, the pair discuss the latest developments in the geopolitical landscape, including China’s stake in the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine and the changing nature of the force structure of major Western powers.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team