War Room

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

Innovation and Adaptation

Future Ready

Melissa Tal sees a future where computers will be doing much of our thinking for us. However, she also believes that we will need to be more human in order to survive this brave new world.

By Melissa Tal

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

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