Technically Possible
04. Meet the Digital Ship

04. Meet the Digital Ship

May 26, 2021

Enter the world of the digital shipyard. 

Using virtual reality, smart sensors and 3D visualisation, a new generation of workers is changing the way we build and maintain ships, automating traditional processes and revamping labour practices. 

Join host Lily Serna as she meets the people who are using smart technologies to revolutionise Australia’s maritime industry.

The Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia is one of the most technologically-advanced shipyards in the world.

You can also read about the digital revolution that is taking place in shipyards and sustainment in Australia.  

03. Maritime Muscle

03. Maritime Muscle

April 28, 2021

As the world’s biggest island, Australia has a vested interest in shipbuilding. And with the launch of the multi-billion dollar Hunter Class Frigate Program, Australia’s defence industry has the opportunity to become an international maritime power – but can the nation pass the test?

In this episode Lily Serna hears from the people behind this significant defence project and explores what it takes to deliver world-class, sustainable shipbuilding capability for Australia.

The Hunter Class Frigate Program will deliver nine anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy – but it’s delivering much more than ships. It will transform the nation’s shipbuilding and sustainment capability and is expected to generate 6,300 jobs and $17 billion for the economy.

02. Nulka away!

02. Nulka away!

March 22, 2021

Rooted in Australia's defence history, Nulka has become one of the nation’s biggest defence success stories.

Nulka – a hovering rocket which lures incoming missiles away from ships to protect their crews – is made in Australia with an Indigenous name meaning “be quick”. It is currently deployed on more than 140 Australian, American and Canadian warships.

More than 1,000 Nulka systems have been manufactured earning more than $1 billion for the Australian economy.


Join Lily Serna as she meets the people behind the development and daily operation of this ‘ghost missile’.

01. Introducing - Technically Possible

01. Introducing - Technically Possible

March 15, 2021

Join mathematician and leading science communicator, Lily Serna, as she explores Australia’s greatest defence technologies and the inspirational people behind them.


Technically Possible is presented by BAE Systems Australia.


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