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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...

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.

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...


Future Operating Environment

Army's Hybrid Threat (Part Three): Knowing Your Enemy

A timely reminder that whilst Australia enjoys extended peacetime on our shores, the Army needs to consider frames for reality to ensure we are not 'training blind.'

Future Operating Environment

Australian Land Force's Vulnerability to Drone Warfare

"...the emerging threat hovers over our capability gap, waiting to fill the niche and take advantage of the opportunity we readily present to them." James Harvey paints a vivid and worrisome picture...

Future Operating Environment

War machines: Can AI for war be ethical?

On 24 Feb 20 the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced a number of ethical guidelines as they continue to develop AI for battlefield use. In this article Aaron Wright looks at how four schools of...

Future Operating Environment

Writing Competition | An Artillery Brigade

In this Cove 2020 Writing Competition entry, Pietro Ruggeri looks at a possible future of the RAA.


Innovation and Adaptation

Powering Defence Force capability: the case for military micro-grids

Defence base energy grids are just as vulnerable as the community to the effects of extreme weather events or malign actors. This team of students from Southern Cross University think they have the...

Innovation and Adaptation

Call for Articles Theme 2: STEM - Future Warfare Technologies

In 2021, The Cove is delivering content in concentrated themes to align with Army's Professional Learning Clusters and broader Army activities. Right now, we're calling for articles on our second...

Innovation and Adaptation

Rebuilding the Fourth Wall

What role does multimedia play in training our soldiers and how can we use it to create intense and realistic training? Read on to find out how the Army is employing multimedia now.

Innovation and Adaptation

The Training Modernisation Sprint at DFSS - What we have learnt and is it worth it?

2020 was a year like no other for DFSS. The Melbourne COVID situation forced them to innovate and change for the better.


Innovation and Adaptation

Developing Unconventional Long Range Strike Capability for the ADF – Part 2

This second part of a two-part feature examines how lessons from the Houthi's unconventional use of UAVs could be integrated by the ADF.

By Major T

Samad-1 UAV in flight, pictured from below

Future Operating Environment

The Cove Future Technologies of War Conference: 23 June 21

Registration is open for The Cove’s Future Technologies of War Conference on 23 June 21, at Gallipoli Barracks. Limited numbers - set a reminder - registration prevents disappointment.

By The Cove

Innovation and Adaptation

Developing Unconventional Long Range Strike Capability for the ADF - Part 1

This first part of a two-part feature examines how the unconventional use of UAVs has provided the Houthi with an effective long range strike capability.

By Major T

Remains of a missile used by Houthi forces against Saudi Arabia.

Innovation and Adaptation

Powering Defence Force capability: the case for military micro-grids

Defence base energy grids are just as vulnerable as the community to the effects of extreme weather events or malign actors. This team of students from Southern Cross University think they have the...

By Sandra Benson, Kristy Bryden, Greg Colton and Craig Stieler

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

Innovation and Adaptation

Call for Articles Theme 2: STEM - Future Warfare Technologies

In 2021, The Cove is delivering content in concentrated themes to align with Army's Professional Learning Clusters and broader Army activities. Right now, we're calling for articles on our second...

By The Cove

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

Future Operating Environment

Army's Hybrid Threat (Part Three): Knowing Your Enemy

A timely reminder that whilst Australia enjoys extended peacetime on our shores, the Army needs to consider frames for reality to ensure we are not 'training blind.'

By Daniel Kirkham

Innovation and Adaptation

Rebuilding the Fourth Wall

What role does multimedia play in training our soldiers and how can we use it to create intense and realistic training? Read on to find out how the Army is employing multimedia now.

By Christopher Lake

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

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