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Focusing on the defence industry, trends in military technology and the procurement programmes that get the kit into the hands of the warfighter.As well as a weekly news round-up of current events, Shephard Media’s team of international journalists and analysts take deep dives into defence issues, focusing on niche sectors of the market and look at where the trends are heading.If you work in the defence sector, have an interest in the development of defence technologies, or even if you are a ...
 
Artificial intelligence technologies are undoubtedly beginning to change the face of modern warfare. AI and machine learning applications promise to enhance productivity, reduce user workload, and operate more quickly than humans. But, this doesn’t come without its challenges. The Artificial Intelligence on the Battlefield podcast dives into these issues and more, looking at just how will AI reshape the future of warfare? Created by Shephard Studio, the Artificial Intelligence on the Battlef ...
 
Dave Berry recently became a father for the first time, which is why he wanted to create a place for all people to come and celebrate the wonderful, exciting, sometimes scary, but absolute joy of fatherhood! Join Absolute Radio's Dave Berry as he chats to a different guest each episode to talk about all things involved in being a dad, sharing their experiences of fatherhood (or motherhood in some guests' cases), their relationship with their own fathers, as well gathering some advice (or 'Da ...
 
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In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we bring you highlights from the floor of AUSA 2021 in Washington DC. Newsround [02:20] The Shephard news team unpicks some of the stories from this week, including the impending Swedish procurement of the GlobalEye aircraft; a new milestone in Project Selborne for the UK Royal Navy; and the end of the …
 
While Artificial Intelligence offers great potential for militaries, to be successful AI must support and empower soldiers, with autonomous systems maximising human capabilities. It must not hinder them. Soldier-centred design can help maximise the benefits of the technology. Through soldier-centred design, AI-based technologies would be developed …
 
This week on The Weekly Defence Podcast, we look at Germany’s plans for the P-8A Poseidon, report on the latest from the Asia Pacific region, dive into the synthetic VS live military training debate and talk sustainability with Bell. Newsround [00:00] Germany has sent two pilots to the IFTS fast-jet training course as part of an evaluation programm…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we speak to the Global Special Operation Forces Foundation (GSOF) to look at the aftermath of the Western involvement in Afghanistan, and we hear from Raytheon Missiles and Defence about the future of air dominance. Newsround [00:00] The UK has finally released its National Space Strategy on 27 Septembe…
 
AUKUS fallout, US eyes Wedgetail and 8x8 armoured platforms In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the team looks at the AUKUS fallout, the latest USAF interest in procuring the E-7A Wedgetail, new Czech investment in artillery systems and the worldwide market for armoured vehicles. Newsround [2:34] Thales and Schiebel have joined forces to…
 
This week, we bring you The Weekly Defence Podcast from the floor of DSEI 2021 in London, to delve into topics such as the future of the UK exports market and combat engineering vehicles. Newsround [00:00] The Shephard news team unpicks some of the major stories from this week from across the air, land and sea domains. Show highlights include CAE e…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we report on news from the US, Germany and the Asia-Pacific region, and we also hear from Theon Sensors about the night vision market. Newsround [00:39] Aeralis has added two key partners to its integrated design team as the company works towards finalising the design before the aircraft's first flight…
 
Brought to you in partnership with Leidos On a mild summer’s day in July, a group of defence experts gathered in a central London recording studio to discuss the notion of Information Advantage. In the data-rich information age in which we live, the concept of Information Advantage has become a fundamental shift in how the armed forces prosecute wa…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we cast an eye over the Army 2021 exhibition in Russia and speak to the UK Space Agency, to look at the country’s future operations in this growing domain. Newsround [ 1:23] The US has sealed the end of its 20-year involvement in Afghanistan on 31 August when its final aircraft took off from Kabul Airp…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we welcome to the show our Middle East correspondent to discuss the main highlights from the floor of IDEF 2021; and we talk to QinetiQ about the work the company is carrying out to provide an advantage to navies in countering swarm attacks. Newsround [01:07] The US joint forces launched multiple missi…
 
The US and its allies are today focused on multi-domain operations, also known as Joint All-Domain Command and Control. In simple terms, the concept calls for platforms and systems across land, sea, air, space and cyber to increasingly interact and support one another. Artificial intelligence will be vital for this future, collecting and manipulati…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we bring you a roundtable discussion on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan from a military angle; and, as IDEF 2021 takes place this week in Istanbul, we speak to FNSS to find out about its armoured vehicles on display. Newsround – Weekly highlights [1:26] The team highlights some of the main stories …
 
In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, the team reports on the latest from the European defence industry, explores major stories from the Asia Pacific region and discusses the procurement of interoperable defence technologies in the Middle East. Newsround: [00:33] As it improves its capabilities under the Advanced Helicopter Training System…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, our news team looks into a new UK airdrop boat requirement and discusses the state of play in Turkey vis-à-vis US sanctions; we speak to our naval analyst at Shephard Defence Insight about trends in the corvette market; and our sponsor Bell sheds light on its plans for a US Army future helicopter progr…
 
Iain Dale talk to two of his musical heroes, Ron & Russell Mael, better known as SPARKS. Their career spans five decades and there is a new documentary about them which is in cinemas this week by Edgar Wright called THE SPARKS BROTHERS. Iain talks to them about the documentary, their music and their special relationship with the UK, and much more b…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, sponsored by Bell, the team delves into UK and European defence industrial policy; and QinetiQ discusses integrated test and evaluation for the armed forces. Newsround [ 01:23] Airbus told Shephard exclusively on 26 July that it wants to enhance the lethality of its H145M helicopter by adding the Spike…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the team looks at all the latest news from Russia as the country unveiled a new fighter jet prototype at MAKS 2021; and in an interview with Raytheon we discuss the latest on US hypersonic technologies. Newsround [ 00:42] A preliminary virtual event took place this week in the US before the Sea-Air-Spa…
 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of science fiction but part of everyday reality. The promise and massive advantages of AI have led to doctrinal shifts and reimagining of systems and approaches for militaries around the world. AI can now be found in a vast range of military technology, from autonomous systems to data-gathering se…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the Shephard News team looks at the latest from the Space Comm expo which took place last week in Farnborough, and assesses how space strategies are shaping up in the UK, France, Australia and the US. Newsround [01:50] New Zealand’s Defence Minister announced this week a post-Covid redraft of the count…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast we focus on Swiss F-35 procurement, naval sustainment and the market for armoured vehicles in North Africa. Newsround [00:39] In Germany, the Bundeswehr is pushing ahead with an ambitious upgrade of its entire fleet of Puma IFVs as it heads towards the development of a new armoured division. In Singapor…
 
Artificial intelligence is rapidly changing the world in which we live. Evidence of artificial intelligence is all around us and will have profound implications on everyday life in the decades to come. In the military world, artificial intelligence technologies are having a similarly massive effect, and are beginning to change the face of modern wa…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the Shephard news team looks at some of the highlights emerging from the latest UK National Audit Office (NAO) report on MoD procurement in the air, land and sea domains; and we talk to Bell about the progress of the V-280 Valor programme to meet US Army Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) requi…
 
Hi, All Talk listener We’ve got another brand new podcast we think you’ll enjoy. ‘I’ve Been Thinking’ is a new weekly show hosted by Peter Frankopan. As well as being a best-selling author (Silk Roads), Professor of Global History and Oxford and voted as one of the World’s Top 50 Thinkers, Peter uses this podcast to speak with some incredible guest…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the Shephard news team covers news from the simulation and training, land and sea domains; in an interview with MARSS we look at the capabilities the company is offering to Saudi Arabia, as the country shapes up its Vision 2030 policy; and our sponsor Raytheon Intelligence and Space provides an insight…
 
In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we look at German defence procurement and modernisation efforts; we catch up on all the news from the Asia Pacific; and we speak to our sponsor Raytheon Intelligence and Space about the impact of digital engineering on the defence sector. Newsround [01:12] NATO's Flying Training Europe programme took a…
 
One of the nation’s favourite comedians, Jason Manford, joins Dave for this episode of his Dadpod, to talk about all things fatherhood. How do Jason’s kids feel about providing comedy GOLD material for his tours, how has his own parents’ work ethic rubbed off on him as a dad, and also what did his children think when they found out he was the Hedge…
 
Iain Dale talks to political biographer and playwright Michael McManus about his life in the world of politics, books and theatre. Michael’s new play MAGGIE & TED is about to be launched on a short run at the Garrick Theatre. He worked for Sir Edward Heath as Private Secretary for many years and shares his insights into the former Prime Minister’s …
 
Hi All Talk fans – we have a new True Crime podcast we think you’ll enjoy called ‘If It Bleeds It Leads’ Could you be a criminal? What separates the way you think, from the criminal mind? Join the world’s leading professor of criminology, Prof. David Wilson and star of Silent Witness Emilia Fox as they discover what’s really going on behind some of…
 
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