Contemporary Operating Environment

Contemporary Operating Environment

Artillery illuminating ammunition: Tactically useful or a roman candle?

Noting that illuminating artillery rounds are more expensive, is this a capability the Royal Australian Artillery should maintain in the era of advanced night fighting equipment?

By Simon Hunter and Kevin Pamenter

Contemporary Operating Environment

Accelerating Land Based Fires

Has the ADF been seduced by the availability of non-organic close air support in recent 'wars of choice' where the luxury of air superiority is assured? As a result have we lost sight of the...

By Benjamin Gray

Contemporary Operating Environment

Off Time, Off Target: Addressing the Structure of the RAA (OS) Officer Career Courses

This article, first published in The Royal Australian Artillery Liaison Letter journal, focuses on how officer training may need to evolve to align with current employment demands.

By Benjamin May and Daniel Gillam

Contemporary Operating Environment

‘Kill the enemy, and don’t forget to buy milk on the way home’ - Preparing for the ethical challenges of remote operations in the ‘Forever Wars’

Our modern 'Forever Wars' and the increased use of remotely piloted aircraft combine to create a unique psychological impact on operators. This article examines these effects and what needs to be...

By Jo Brick

Model of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper at announcement of its selection at RAAF Base Edinburgh.

Contemporary Operating Environment

Minimum-mass tactics in Mali: A way forward for the Australian Army?

As the nature of warfare shifts, Army should re-evaluate the structure of our force. Is there validity in using minimum-mass tactics?

By Zavier Radecker

Contemporary Operating Environment

The Cove - Livestreaming 2021 CA Symposium

The Cove is Livestreaming the 2021 Chief of Army Symposium via our website!

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

Op COVID-19 Assist - Lessons learnt from JTG 629.2

Lessons Learnt - the value of a lesson is more powerful when shared, understood and applied by many. Reflecting on Op COVID-19 Assist, this article identifies some things worth remembering when...

By James Eling

Contemporary Operating Environment

Multi-Domain Operations – 16 REGT RAA PME Session

Adam Other-Gee writes about some PME that 16th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery conducted this year about Multi-Domain Operations.

By Adam Other-Gee

Contemporary Operating Environment

Link | Being Fluent in the language of coercion

In light of the repetitive use of the term coercion in the recent Defence Strategic Update, today's link is to an article by Nick Brown, first published by The Australian Army Research Centre, which...

By The Cove

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