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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Jun 29, 2023

In this episode of the Defence Connect podcast, Betsy Clark, former Australian government Department of Defence program reviewer for the F-35, joins host Liam Garman to unpack the history and making of the F-35 Lightning II, and her book, F-35: The Inside Story of the Lightning II.

  • The pair begin the podcast examining the origins of the F-35 program and how Australia found itself a partner.
  • Clark then details some of the hurdles faced by the program managers in developing the aircraft and how they were able to overcome them.
  • The pair wrap up the podcast unpacking how seizing and maintaining air superiority is fundamental in the modern battlespace.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team