Interviews

The Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) has been providing a voice for small to medium enterprises in the defence sector for many years and with the recent growth in government spending on Defence, its advocacy has arguably become even more important. 

As specialists in Defence R&D, Australian-owned SME DefendTex is well familiar with the ambitious journey behind getting novel capability into the hands of the warfighter.

Formerly the Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems Australia, Gabby Costigan has taken over the role of Group Managing Director of Business Development for the company and is now based in the UK.

After a distinguished career in the Royal Australian Air Force, which included appointments as Chief of Joint Operations and Deputy Chief of Air Force, Warren McDonald took up the role of Chief Executive Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand.

In the lead up to the Indo Pacific 2022 conference, ADM’s Group Editor Ewen Levick caught up with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan to learn more about the RAN’s growth in capability and what his plans are for the years ahead.

Matthew Jones joined EOS in May 2020 as General Manager Land C4I and is now the inaugural CEO of EOS Defence Systems. Group Editor Ewen Levick spoke with him in February about exports, C4 EDGE, guided weapons, and the future of EOS Defence Systems.

As one of the longest-serving defence industry CEOs, Raytheon Australia’s Michael Ward has seen a lot of changes since assuming his role in 2009.

With another tumultuous year drawing to a close, ADM spoke with Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price to gain insight into her perspective of the year that was, as well as looking forward to what 2022 will bring.

As Hanwha Defense Australia grows its Australian footprint, ADM Group Editor Ewen Levick spoke recently with HDA Managing Director Richard Cho.

After 15 years with Yaffa Media, including three as ADM’s Managing Editor, Katherine Ziesing has headed into the sunset. Group Editor Ewen Levick spoke to her about her time with the magazine, Defence, government and industry over this period.

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.

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