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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.

By J. David Thompson

Innovation and Adaptation

Indirect Machine Gunnery for the Motorised Battalion

Chris Thorburn shares his ideas for improving indirect machine gunnery in the motorised battalion.

By Chris Thorburn

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.

By Dan Skinner

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.

By The Cove

Future Operating Environment

Winning future wars through developing the intellectual component of fighting power: The Australian Army’s approach to Professional Military Education

In this post the Director of The Cove, Greg Colton, writes on the Australian Army’s approach to Professional Military Education.

By Greg Colton

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

Future Operating Environment

Logistics of the Light Horse Regiment: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

Brad Roos puts up an argument for examining past campaigns to help shape future logistics support to modern armoured units.

By Brad Roos

Innovation and Adaptation

Unpopular Ideas From Across the Ditch | Grounded Curiosity

Tim Jones, the former Deputy Director Defence Excellence (Innovation) New Zealand Defence Force, looks at the traps of chasing the continuous stream of new innovation in this two-part article from...

By The Cove

Future Operating Environment

Chief of Army Response: 2030 Australian Army

The Chief of Army provides his response to the 100 word challenge set by Tom McDermott on what you think the Australian Army should look like in 2030.

By Rick Burr