War Room

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.

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.

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...

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.


Future Operating Environment

Engineer Reconnaissance within a Mechanised Squadron in 2030

This article explores what Engineer Reconnaissance within a Mechanised Combat Engineer Squadron should look like in 2030.

Future Operating Environment

War is Dead: 5 Areas for Investment & Modernization for Future Conflict

In this engaging article, J. David Thompson talks about the five areas he believes modern Armies need to focus on to be ready to win future conflicts.

Future Operating Environment

The Integrated Digital Soldier System

This week’s long read is from Dan Skinner and follows up on his article on the Integrated Digital Platoon.

Future Operating Environment

Meet “Carl”: Australia’s Future Soldier | Grounded Curiosity

What might the soldier of the future look like? Check out this excellent post via Grounded Curiosity.


Innovation and Adaptation

i-Can Help You

Samuel Duckett White and Lincoln Sudholz explore the realm of the possible when it comes to applying machine learning to areas such as the Military Justice System and Career Management.

Innovation and Adaptation

More Than Just a Hashtag: The Criticality of Developing an Intellectual Edge

Originally posted on The Forge, Greg Colton, the Director of The Cove, defines the Intellectual Edge.

Innovation and Adaptation

A Changing Army Does Not Arrive

What is the role of the RSM in an Army in Motion? This article from Darren Murch argues that RSMs should focus on 'changing' rather than 'change' if the Army is to be Future Ready.

Innovation and Adaptation

The Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps and Opportunities for the Australian Total Force

The recently published Army in Motion CA Guidance declares that the Australian Army needs to adapt to compete for and retain talent through changes in work organisation and demographics. This article...


Innovation and Adaptation

i-Can Help You

Samuel Duckett White and Lincoln Sudholz explore the realm of the possible when it comes to applying machine learning to areas such as the Military Justice System and Career Management.

By Samuel C. Duckett White

Innovation and Adaptation

More Than Just a Hashtag: The Criticality of Developing an Intellectual Edge

Originally posted on The Forge, Greg Colton, the Director of The Cove, defines the Intellectual Edge.

By Greg Colton

Innovation and Adaptation

A Changing Army Does Not Arrive

What is the role of the RSM in an Army in Motion? This article from Darren Murch argues that RSMs should focus on 'changing' rather than 'change' if the Army is to be Future Ready.

By Darren Murch OAM

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

Future Operating Environment

Engineer Reconnaissance within a Mechanised Squadron in 2030

This article explores what Engineer Reconnaissance within a Mechanised Combat Engineer Squadron should look like in 2030.

By Jass Zarlenga

Innovation and Adaptation

The Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps and Opportunities for the Australian Total Force

The recently published Army in Motion CA Guidance declares that the Australian Army needs to adapt to compete for and retain talent through changes in work organisation and demographics. This article...

By Mark Armstrong

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

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