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The Weekly Defence Podcast

NASCAR tech, C295 MPA programme and I/ITSEC preview


In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, the team looks at how NASCAR expertise is being applied to the defence sector; we speak to CAE to understand the company’s posture seven months after the acquisition of L3 Harris Military Training business; and we discuss the C295 MPA programme with Airbus.

Newsround: [01:40]
The news team dives into modification work on USN Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships; what to expect from the I/ITSEC expo next week in Orlando; the signature of a new partnership among signatories to the AUKUS agreement; and Taiwan’s F-16V modernisation programme.

In focus:
Land reporter Flavia Camargos Pereira reports on projects involving NASCAR champions Henrick Motorsports with the USMC, US Army and GM Defense. Where does motorsport technology meet defence?

The EDA Council has launched new projects as part of its Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) framework. Several countries among the 25 EU member states are involved on a series of new programmes for their air, naval and land forces.

Interview- Airbus [32:05]
Air Editor Tim Martin is on the line with Fernando Ciria Head of marketing airborne ISR and tactical airlifters at Airbus to discuss the status of the C295 MPA programme and more.

Industry voice [48:04]
Creative Director Tony Skinner speaks to Dan Gelston, Group President, Defence and Security at CAE to take a look at the impact — seven months on — of the acquisition of the L3Harris Military Training division.

This episode was produced by Noemi Distefano with music and sound mixing by Fred Prest.