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The Weekly Defence Podcast

Spotlight on Dubai Airshow 2021 and global second-hand armoured vehicles market


In this episode of the Weekly Defence Podcast, we take a look at the major news from the floor of Dubai Airshow 2021 and talk with Defence Insight about global trends in the procurement of second-hand platforms for ground forces.

News from Dubai Airshow 2021 [01:20]

Shephard correspondent Leonid Nersisyan is on the line from Dubai to look at highlights from the show. Major news, discussed with host Noemi Distefano and Air Editor Tim Martin, includes the overseas show debut of the Russian Su-75 Checkmate aircraft; new UAVs from Emirati conglomerate EDGE Group plus an exclusive interview with the company CEO; new capabilities on display by Israeli companies and potential export opportunities; and updates on procurement (or potential procurement) contracts for the H225M and AW609 helicopters.

Deep-Dive – Global market for second-hand armoured vehicles [32:20]

Land Reporter Flavia Camargos Pereira and Senior Land Analyst at Shephard Defence Insight discuss the landscape for procurement of armoured vehicles platforms worldwide.

While some countries might opt for new vehicles, others might look at second-hand vehicles to match tighter budgets. Which militaries are mostly attracted to this type of procurement? And which countries are the biggest supplier of second-hand capabilities?

Industry Voice - Raytheon Missiles and Defense [49:43]

Creative Director Tony Skinner speaks to Paul Ferraro, Vice President of Air Power at Raytheon Missiles and Defense, to look at countermeasures currently on offer on the market to tackle the issue of ballistic missile threats.

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