May 3, 2018
The recently-released Defence Industrial Capability Plan has outlined the government’s vision to build a robust, resilient and internationally-competitive defence industry that meets defence capability requirements. In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant discusses the plan with Dr Sheridan Kearnan, first assistant secretary for Defence industry policy with the Department of Defence, whose team has been a key driver in creating the capability plan. Dr Kearnan gives insight into the origin of the plan, how it will set the course for defence industry growth, key priorities and how innovation will be central to capability enhancements. She also reveals the process for determining and finalising the sovereign industrial capability priorities that are critical to defence and must be developed and supported by Australia’s defence industry. Enjoy the podcast, The Defence Connect team.