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Defence Connect Podcast Network

Oct 25, 2022

In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Gavin Henry, business development manager at Thales; Peter Newnham, director of engineering at Thales; and Neil Hodges, co-founder of BlueZone Group, discuss their proposal for the Royal Australian Navy’s SEA 1905 Tranche 1 – Maritime Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Survey program.

Topics discussed by the trio include:


  • The progress of Thales’ bid for SEA 1905 Tranche 1.
  • Thales’ sovereign MCM offering and the emergence of autonomous capability.
  • BlueZone Group’s contribution to the SEA 1905 proposal.
  • The importance of interoperability with international partners, leveraging common supply chains.
  • BlueZone Group’s growth ambitions.




Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect Team