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A panel of Australian Army Warrant Officers take questions from the audience at the 2021 Senior Enlisted Conference in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

‘Transforming Land Power’ Series Competition

In the lead-up to the Chief of Army Symposium 22, the AARC’s 2022 Short Thoughts Competition invites submission of 1000-1500 word articles with the theme ‘Transforming Land Power’. This is an opportunity to communicate your ideas about land power to Army’s senior leadership and a wide range of readers, and in the process help to inform and shape Army’s future.

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(front row l-r) General Manager Public Sector for Microsoft Australia Mark Leigh, Head Land Capability Major General Simon Stuart, AO, DSC, Microsoft Strategic Account Executive Maree Roughton with the Army’s Robotic and Autonomous Systems Implementation and Coordination Office during a demonstration on Artificial Intelligence hosted by Future Land Warfare Branch with Microsoft at the Land Network Integration Centre in Canberra

Australian Army and Microsoft collaborate on AI-infused platform to transcribe combat net radio

The Australian Army and Microsoft are proud to announce they are collaborating on a program that explores how modern digital technologies could transform command and control in the future. The initial focus is on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transcribe and analyse voice communications over combat net radio.

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Australian Army Journal Volume 17 Number 1

This edition of the Australian Army Journal explores force structure, command and control, with particular focus on the relevance of disruptive technology. In doing so, it presents contemporary perspectives as well as those drawn from Army’s archives.  Three book reviews focus on the moral, cultural and practical challenges posed by war. The Australian Army Journal is an integral element of the Australian Army Research Centre’s contribution to discourse on the profession of arms and preparation of the ADF for future operational challenges.

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Urban Warfare: A Practitioner’s Annotated Bibliography

'Urban Warfare – A Practitioners Annotated Bibliography’ provides access to a wealth of resources about urban warfare to military practitioners. In it, the AARC has collated over 500 papers, articles and reports on the topic of urban warfare. Each resource listed in the bibliography is directly or indirectly, accessible online, including many examples that would not otherwise be readily located using online search engines.

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Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West

Strategic Assessment, Quarter 3 2021

The announcement of the Australia, United Kingdom and United States (AUKUS) trilateral security partnership in September, and the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in August, are the most significant strategic developments since these Strategic Assessments began. This Assessment may be paradoxically characterised as ‘Consistency and Change’. The pandemic, including its economic impacts and ongoing global issues with insurrection and terrorism reflect continuity. However, the defeat in Afghanistan and the announcement of AUKUS reflect departures from the strategic orthodoxy of recent decades. Both herald changes to Australia’s strategic circumstances.

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  • Members of 16th Regiment armed with their RBS-70 watch over the battle field as two US Army Apache Attack helicopters demonstrate their capability at Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland.

    Land Power Forum

    The Land Power Forum blog is published by the Australian Army Research Centre in order to generate discussion and debate about the future of Army.

    It is a forum for informed analysis, commentary, thoughts and ideas. Contributions are welcomed from stakeholders, subject matter experts and those interested in future land warfare.