Interviews

ADM’s Associate Editor Ewen Levick caught up with Head of Land Capability MAJGEN Stuart to look at how their major programs are progressing in light of everything Army is being asked to do from government.

ADM spoke to a range of exhibitors at Land Forces 2021 to learn more about their role in the defence industry and the opportunities and challenges currently impacting their company operations.

The Royal Australian Navy is going through a massive period of growth when it comes to every single capability they operate. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Chief of Navy to take a closer look.

With the coronacoaster that was 2020 with all its associated ups and downs, Defence and Defence Industry have performed remarkably well all things considered. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Minister Price to get her perspective on the year that was and the year ahead in 2021.

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has a lot on its plate at the moment. Involved in every domain Australian Defence procurement has to offer, the company is facing the challenges head on. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Managing Director Scott Carpendale about how the company is performing and what’s on the horizon.

ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Major General Simon Stuart to talk about how the capability space is supporting the shape, deter and respond policy approach

Canberra-based Penten have only been around for a few short years but are making their mark globally in the secure mobility space and cyber protection. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing posed some questions to founder and CEO Matthew Wilson about their journey and what’s on the horizon for the growing SME.

ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to 
Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive Joe North about where 
the wider business is headed.

Northrop Grumman Australia has moved ahead in leaps and bounds with growth on a number of capability fronts. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing sat down with Chief Executive Chris Deeble to have a look at the year ahead for the company.

Stepping up to the plate this year in the wake of the May 2019 federal election as Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price of WA was an unknown for many in the Defence community. Since taking the job in May, she has travelled the length and breadth of the country to get across the brief literally and figuratively. She spoke with ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing about what her focus points for the year that was and the year ahead.

EM Solutions is not really another one of those overnight success stories in the Defence SME space. From humble beginnings 20 years ago, to now hosting a number of technologies with the Australian services and international customers, the journey is full of ups and downs. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with 
Dr Rowan Gilmore to explore that journey.

ADM speaks to Chief of Navy Michael Noonan ahead of the Pacific 2019 tradeshow.

The scale of what the Royal Australian Navy is up to in 
terms of capability, recapitalisation and training is enormous. In the lead up to the Pacific trade show and Sea Power Centre conference, ADM caught up with Rear Admiral 
Peter Quinn to talk about the current state of play and 
how Navy is shaping up to answer the call of the 
National Shipbuilding Program and related programs.

Taking on the Chief Defence Scientist role earlier this year, Professor Tanya Monro is looking to build on the solid foundation of her predecessors while also ‘doing a smaller number of larger things’. ADM spoke with Professor Monro about the future of DST Group under her leadership.

Naval Group is leading the design and build of the largest and most expensive Defence acquisition in Australia’s history – the $50 billion Future Submarine Program. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with local CEO John Davis to run through how the program is progressing and what lies ahead.