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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.

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Soldiers from 1-1 Air Defense Artillery Battalion fires a Patriot missile during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 on July 16, 2021, at Camp Growl located in Queensland, Australia. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Trevor Wild, 38th ADA BDE Public Affairs.)
How does the Australian Army Defend our Immediate Region? – Part 2
2 December 2021 Future ReadyEmerging Threats and OpportunitiesForce Design

Building on his previous LPF Post, Mark Mankowski evaluates Albert Palazzo's controversional call for a new military philosophy for Australia: 'Planning Not to Lose'. In this article, Mankowski draws conclusions from his previous analysis, and suggests implications for future ADF strategy, doctrine and force structure.

Australian Army Lieutenants and Sergeants from the 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, conduct close-combat shooting during Exercise First Shot at Greenbank Training Area with AAJ Vol XVII No 1 cover in foreground
Australian Army Journal, Volume XVII, Number 1
30 November 2021 Australian Army JournalForce DesignModernisation

This edition of the Australian Army Journal explores force structure, command and control, with particular focus on the relevance of disruptive technology. 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 ADF personnel for future operational challenges.

Urban Warfare: A Practitioner’s Annotated Bibliography
29 November 2021 Human SecurityIrregular WarfareHybrid Warfare

'The AARC's most recent publication, 'Urban Warfare – An Annotated Bibliography’, provides access to a wealth of resources about urban warfare to military practitioners. It collates over 500 papers, articles and reports on the topic of urban warfare. Each resource is directly or indirectly, accessible online.

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Economy (Spotlight Brief 7/21)
29 November 2021 Spotlight BriefEconomicsStrategic Analysis

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 7/21.

Australian Army soldiers and officers from the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) test the Army’s new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) on the beach during Exercise Sea Wader 2020 at Cowley Beach Training Area, Far North Queensland.
How does the Australian Army Defend our Immediate Region? – Part 1
25 November 2021 Future ReadyEmerging Threats and OpportunitiesForce Design

Mark Mankowski reflects on the security implications to Australia of Albert Palazzo's controversional call for a new military philosophy for Australia: 'Planning Not to Lose'. In this article, Mankowski evaluates Palazzo's proposal against ADF doctrine and a test scenario.

Large pink circular organisms floating in background with the cover of Spotlight Brief 7/21 in the foreground lower right corner
Strategy (Spotlight Brief 7/21)
24 November 2021 Spotlight BriefStrategyStrategic Analysis

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 7/21.

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Evolving Geo-strategic Dynamics (Spotlight Brief 7/21)
22 November 2021 Spotlight BriefEmerging Threats and OpportunitiesStrategic Analysis

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 7/21.

A United States Army M901 Launching Station fires a MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile to engage a target, at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021; overlaid with the cover of Spotlight Brief 7/21.
Our Region (Spotlight Brief 7/21)
19 November 2021 Spotlight BriefOur RegionStrategic Analysis

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 7/21.

Will emerging technology dominate conventional battlefield?
18 November 2021 Emerging TechnologiesRobotics & Autonomous SystemsLand combat

In this LPF post, Anant Mishra considers how the use by Israel of artificial intelligence to anticipate targets and identify possible rocket batter locations has given us a glimpse of how emerging technologies could dominate conventional battles in the 21st Century.

Science, Technology and Industry (Spotlight Brief 6/21)
17 November 2021 IndustryStrategic AnalysisSpotlight Brief

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 6/21.

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Book Review - Death of the Wehrmacht
16 November 2021 Landpower lessonsLand combatBook review

Dr Al Palazzo rediscovers his copy of Citino's 'Death of the Wehrmacht' and finds it to be an impressive volume with considerable utility to the modern military professional.

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Fifth Generation Army – Leadership and Ethics in 2040
15 November 2021 People, Culture and EthicsArmy in MotionLeadership

Will the military modernisation measures that Army takes today prepare our ADF men and women for the leadership and ethical challenges of tomorrow?

In AARC Occasional Paper 10, we stand in the shoes of soldier Smith facing the prospect of their first combat operation in 2024.

Army Quantum Technology Workshop 2021
Army Quantum Technology Workshop 2021
12 November 2021 Emerging TechnologiesRobotics & Autonomous SystemsRICO

The Australian Army invites the Australian Quantum Technology community to the Army Quantum Technology Workshop 2021 (AQTW21) within the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Summer Meeting in Brisbane on Tuesday, 7 December

Force Design (Spotlight Brief 6/21)
11 November 2021 Force DesignSpotlight BriefStrategic Analysis

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 6/21.

Mr Shawn Tansley from 'Built In Australia 5' explains the uses of the Warfighter Unmanned Ground Vehicle in a combat role during the dismounted combat program, robotics and autonomous systems display at the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, Lavarack Barracks, Townsville.
People, Culture and Ethics (Spotlight Brief 6/21)
9 November 2021 Strategic AnalysisSpotlight BriefPeople, Culture and Ethics

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 6/21.

Economics (Spotlight Brief 6/21)
2 November 2021 Spotlight BriefEconomicsStrategic Analysis

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 6/21.

Strategy (Spotlight Brief 6/21)
1 November 2021 Spotlight BriefArmy in MotionStrategic Analysis

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 6/21.

Evolving Geo-strategic Dynamics (Spotlight Brief 6/21)
28 October 2021 Strategic AnalysisSpotlight BriefEmerging Threats and Opportunities

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 6/21.

Our Region (Spotlight Brief 6/21)
26 October 2021 Our RegionStrategic AnalysisSpotlight Brief

The content in this article is an extract of Spotlight Brief 6/21.

Australian soldiers disembarking a naval ship
2021 Chief of Army History Conference
20 October 2021 Land combatLandpower lessonsMilitary history

The 2021 Chief of Army History Conference will be held via Zoom from 0830-1630 10 November 2021. The theme for the Conference is 'Contingencies and Compromises: Mobilising the Australian Army'. It will focus on the Australian Army’s history of mobilising to meet challenges across the globe.

Last updated: 17 May 2021 - 5:37am