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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Feb 7, 2023

In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nevin Carr, former Chief of Naval Research at the US Navy and current Vice President, Navy Strategic Account Executive at Leidos, joins host Liam Garman to discuss how autonomous naval vessels can be deployed within the Royal Australian Navy to defend the nation’s maritime borders.

  • RADM (Ret'd) Carr begins the podcast outlining the challenges of defending Australia’s maritime approaches, and the future role of autonomous systems.
  • The podcast continues with an analysis of the AUKUS agreement and how Leidos’ recent advancements in autonomous technology could be embedded within this framework to preserve Australian security.
  • The pair wrap up the podcast unpacking how Leidos’ Sea Hunter and Seahawk programs can expand Australia’s force structure in yet unforeseen ways.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team