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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Sep 28, 2023

In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Sir Nick Hine, Babcock’s managing director AUKUS and international and the United Kingdom’s former Second Sea Lord, joins host Liam Garman to examine Babcock’s Arrowhead frigate – and how the Arrowhead, the base design of the UK’s Type 31 frigate, addresses a range of issues facing today’s navies.

  • The podcast begins unpacking how Babcock is actively supporting the AUKUS agenda, before detailing the myriad of problems facing Australian and allied navies including the price and availability of platforms.
  • Sir Nick then details how the Arrowhead offers a lower cost, quicker to build and reduced crewed solution that relies on modularity.
  • The pair wrap up the podcast discussing how the company is collaborating with navies across the world including Poland and Indonesia, and how the capability can be adapted to their unique needs without risking requirement creep.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team