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Future Operating Environment

Understanding Offensive Support: An Airman Responds

In this post, Dougal Robertson provides an airman's response to Greg Colton's article 'Future Fires | A New Approach to Understanding Offensive Support'.

By Dougal Robertson

Contemporary Operating Environment

RACT Corps Conference | Automated and Autonomous Systems for Combat Service Support: Scoping Study and Technology Prioritisation

This article is suggested pre-reading for those attending the Royal Australian Corps of Transport Corps Conference. It is a summary of the full report: ‘Automated and Autonomous Systems for Combat...

By Royal Australian Corps of Transport | Head of Corps Cell

Contemporary Operating Environment

RACT Corps Conference | A Primer: Balancing Ready Now and Future Ready

The Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT) will hold a Corps Conference from 25 to 27 March 2020. This primer is aimed at all members of the Corps to inform and update them of upcoming changes....

By Royal Australian Corps of Transport | Head of Corps Cell

Future Operating Environment

Autopsy of a Future War | Modern War Institute

This excellent link from Modern War Institute explores how our own personal data can be used against us in future conflicts.

By The Cove

Innovation and Adaptation

How to Train Your AI Soldier Robots (And the Humans Who Command Them) | War on the Rocks

This week’s link from 'War on the Rocks' looks how we may use machine learning to train our AI controlled platforms.

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

Knowing thy adversary: Why modern militaries should study the enemy’s culture

In today's long read, Anant Mishra looks at the value of knowing your enemy.

By Anant Mishra

Innovation and Adaptation

Soldiers build drone from flat-pack to flight-ready | Grounded Curiosity

In this article from Grounded Curiosity, Jacob Choi reports on the day he spent with some Australian Army soldiers and the Precision Payload Delivery System (PPDS).

By The Cove

Innovation and Adaptation

Are we ready for machines to learn and make decisions for us? | The Forge

In this article from 'The Forge', Jasmin Diab asks (and answers) some poignant questions about machine learning and its use by the military.

By The Cove

Future Operating Environment

The Future of Unmanned Aerial Systems in the ADF

Unmanned Aerial Systems, or UAS, have almost become synonymous with ISR. However, Chris Baillie argues UAS platforms can provide so much more capability to the ADF, if only we fully exploit them.

By Chris Baillie

Future Operating Environment

Future Fires | A New Approach to Understanding Offensive Support

In this article, Greg Colton agues that viewing procurement through the cost of effect, rather than the cost of capability, not only leads to better value for money but forces the Army to examine how...

By Greg Colton

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