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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Jun 14, 2018

Low underwater radiating noise is an important attribute for a defence vessel where undetectability in the underwater battlespace is key. Rolls-Royce have previously had success with the Type 23 frigate and now have further plans within the Australian defence industry. In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, program director of Rolls-Royce Australia Services Rob Madders joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss their bid in the SEA 5000 proposal and their partnership with Australian industrial engineering firm Marand. Supporting this partnership, Madders talks about how Rolls-Royce have been building their supply chain within Australia, unpack the government’s role in influencing such decisions, and share what is involved in a business becoming affiliated with the Rolls-Royce brand. Madders also discusses the history of Rolls-Royce within defence industry and share how their benchmark work within the Type 23 frigate will impact their plan going forward with the Type 26 frigate should their bid be successful, the changes in the Australian defence industry over the past two decades, and share his thoughts on Australia as a shipbuilding hub. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team