Contemporary Operating Environment

Contemporary Operating Environment

The Launch of the Forces Command Plan 2020-2028

MAJGEN Chris Field gives an overview on the outcome of his 100 day assessment of Forces Command. Contains links to the Forces Command Plan 2020-2028 (DPN and open source).

By Chris Field

Contemporary Operating Environment

Synchronising Lethal and Non-Lethal Effects in High Intensity Operations | Joint Warfighting Assessment 2019

This article highlights lessons learnt by the 3rd Brigade's Joint Fires and Effects Coordination Centre (based on 4th Regiment, RAA) whilst participating in the US-led Joint Warfighting Assessment...

By Paul Duncan

Contemporary Operating Environment

That others may live in peace: Death in an Afghan Valley

In the final post during this week of remembrance, Greg Colton provides a personal reflection on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

By Greg Colton

Contemporary Operating Environment

Fighting Hybrid Threats : Lessons Learned from DATE

Daniel Kirkham examines how the Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE) was used on Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 19 and how we can improve our training by understanding hybrid threats.

By Daniel Kirkham

Contemporary Operating Environment

Fighting with Fires – Talisman Sabre 2019

Considerations for the enhancement of Army's ability to dominate our terrain and enemy through joint effects in future conflicts.

By Jason Kirkham

Contemporary Operating Environment

Does the Australian Army need Multi-Domain Operations?

In this article, Mark Mankowski argues that the Australian Army needs to adopt Multi-Domain Operations as a doctrine for how we fight, but modify it for our unique operational problems and our...

By Mark Mankowski

Contemporary Operating Environment

Lessons learned from blue on blue for air defence capabilities

This article examines the causes of the loss of Tornado ZG710 on 23 March 2003 and gives some lessons learned to guide the introduction of the ADF's new air defence system.

By Nicholas Wells

Contemporary Operating Environment

Power Management and Silent Watch – Challenges and Opportunities for the Digitised Force

In this well researched article, Lachlan Window examines the power consumption issues facing the modern gunline.

By Lachlan Window

Contemporary Operating Environment

Building Bridges in the South West Pacific: Harnessing Army’s Part-Time Construction Engineers

The CO of the 5th Engineer Regiment, Renée Kidson is looking for any Tradies who are up for a challenge!

By Renée Kidson

Contemporary Operating Environment

Women, Peace and Security | The Small Wars Journal

This article from The Small Wars Journal is a must read for anyone interested in the importance of gender and warfare.

By The Cove