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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Feb 16, 2023

In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Ken Kota, vice-president, and James Heading, director of programs, Australian Defence Strategic Capabilities Office, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, join host Liam Garman to unpack the company’s role in building Australia’s sovereign missile capability. 

  • The trio begin the podcast discussing why it is fundamental for Australia to develop a sovereign missile capability, and the company’s role in building Australian expertise in this field through the Australian Defence Strategic Capabilities Office.
  • Kota and Heading then explain how the company’s guided weapons solutions, including the HIMARS, have been so successful on the modern battlefield.
  • The podcast wraps up unpacking how a sovereign missile capability fits into the company’s broader joint all domain operations offering, and how Australian SMEs can play a part in this supply chain. 

Editor’s note: This podcast was recorded prior to the Commonwealth confirming the acquisition of HIMARS in January. 

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team