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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.
If you would like to contribute, please send your article to future.landwarfare [at] for review.


DISCLAIMER: Opinions contained within AARC publications, articles, posts and blogs are those of the authors and do not reflect the policy of the ADF. They are published to promote further analysis and debate. To read the full Defence disclaimer, click here.

  1. An economic imperative for defence – Dr Nitin Gupta 21 September 2018 20140106adf8243116_084_sudan.jpg
  2. Staff Ride – an effective PME activity - WO1 Blair Tidey 10 September 2018     “Riding from the Past into the Future”  
    Tags: Land combat
  3. Black and white photo of three military officers
    Book Review – ‘An Unknown Future and a Doubtful Present: Writing the Victory Plan of 1941’ 31 August 2018 ‘It would be difficult to exaggerate Wedemeyer’s impact as a strategic planner during 1941-1943.’
    Tags: Strategy
  4. Australian Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, clear a building during the Duke of Gloucester Cup section competition at Singleton Military Area.
    Urban Warfare Capability: A Call for Professional Debate 31 August 2018 Contemporary Western armies are capable of operating in urban areas but few field capabilities for u...
  5. Additive Manufacturing - Taking the 'iron mountain' out of military logistics - Matthew Ng 24 August 2018 3D printing technology could possibly alleviate some of the issues with stockpiling supplies - Matth...
    Tags: Logistics
  6. Interdisciplinary Preparation for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems in Army - Major Daniel Lee 21 August 2018 As Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems proliferate, we must be prepared for what is to c...
  7. Demographic Change: Shaping Army’s Response - Dr Joyo Sanyal 31 July 2018 “Demography is a useful lens for understanding national security because population is intimately li...
    Tags: Strategy
  8. An Australian Army officer from 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, references a training manual during an after-action review of Exercise Hamel in Cultana training area, South Australia, on 13 July 2016.
    The Moskos Pendulum 28 June 2018
  9. The Ready Combat Team from 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment arrive at RAAF Base Learmonth during Exercise Northern Shield 2015.
    Army in the 21st Century: Continuity and Change 22 June 2018 The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air.Lady Gal...
  10. An Australian Army M1A1 Abrams tank fires at targets during Exercise Chong Ju at Puckapunyal training area, Victoria, on 16 May 2018.
    Chong Ju: Fires for a Future Age 20 June 2018 The armour wheels in a perfectly executed turn worthy of a mounted squadron as mortar bombs and 155...
  11. Soldiers from A Company, First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment march along The Strand in Townsville to commemorate the Battle of Coral.
    Is it time for robust self-critique? 19 June 2018 In defeat and victory armies have an obligation to learn from the past in order to prepare for the f...
  12. Australian Army corporal, Ryleigh Egan, Section Commander with the Task Group Taji – 6 Quick Response Force, provides force protection at Taji Military Complex, Iraq.
    In defence of Australian sovereignty 12 June 2018 It is readily acknowledged, even assumed, that safeguarding national sovereignty is imperative to na...
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