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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Aug 24, 2023

In this episode of Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, Jamie Gibbs, chief operations and engineering officer at Navantia Australia, joins host Phil Tarrant to discuss how Navantia Australia is building a uniquely sovereign ship design capability.
  • The podcast begins unpacking Navantia Australia’s growth in the region, including their delivery of Australia’s LHDs, and how they maintain the Navy’s interests throughout the design and building process.
  • Gibbs and Tarrant then discuss the company’s sovereign design capability, including their locally designed bid for LAND 8710 Phase 1, and how Navantia Australia operates as an independent and Australian-based organisation.
  • The pair wrap up the podcast unpacking Navantia Australia’s latest R&D projects with Australian universities, including digital twin and data analytics programs that are reducing the cost of Australian ship sustainment, and how the company is growing Australia’s future shipbuilding workforce.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team