Interviews

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.

ADF uniforms literally touch every soldier, sailor and airman everyday. With hundreds of thousands of individual products fitting thousands of people across the globe, ADA has been making uniforms for over a century. But the business is changing rapidly as ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing found out speaking to ADA CEO Chris Dixon recently.

Rockwell Collins Australia rebranded earlier this year into Collins Aerospace in the wake of some major moves at the international level. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Australian VP Nick Gibbs to check in about what it means at the local level.

Of all the Defence technologies the ADF operates perhaps the hardest to demonstrate are the magic black boxes behind communications, cyber and EW. Rohde & Schwarz has been invisible in Australia for almost four decades.

Australian Defence industry sees a lot of prime contractors with overseas parents, but Beca is a tad different with their home market of NZ. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Australian MD Craig Lee about the establishment and expansion of the business across the ditch and into Asia.

Australian Defence industry is known for those 20-year, overnight success stories. NIOA is one such case.