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Land Power Forum

Land Power Forum is a public blog published by the Australian Army, and is specifically designed to generate informed discussion and new ideas that contribute to Army modernisation and the future of land power beyond 2020. Land Power Forum provides a discussion space for informed analysis, commentary, thoughts, and ideas among military practitioners, interested stakeholders, subject matter experts, and deep thinkers.

  1. Australian Army Soldiers from 7th Brigade run to a position during a live artillery practice for Exercise Diamond Run 2017 at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland.
    Riding the Future Battlefield 24 April 2018 PME needs to produce strategists able to draw sufficient conclusions from insufficient resources.  O...
    Tags: Strategy
  2. Australian Soldiers deliver Aid to Iraqi schools
    IO Theory: Creating Resonance 6 April 2018 Our current conflicts require action across all domains: the physical, information and cognitive. Ho...
  3. Australian Army soldier Signaller Shanae Gameau provides technical telecommunication support
    Mechatronic Manoeuvre: Fighting Fire with Fire 4 April 2018 ‘Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire and threaten the threatener’
    Tags: Strategy
  4. A Defence Science and Technology employee uses emerging technology as Soldiers conduct a multi storey building clearance as part of the 2017 Contested Urban Environment Strategic Challenge conducted in Adelaide South Australia
    The Dilemma of Putting Technology ‘In’ or ‘On’ the Soldier 3 April 2018 The Future Land Warfare Report 2014 (FLWR) raises the prospect of the Australian Army establishing a...
    Tags: Land combat
  5. 1st Transport Squadron Reformation
    Electric Vehicle iFleets: Leveraging Three Universal Laws of Modernisation 29 March 2018 ‘Science runs ahead of military and political affairs evolving new conditions, which institutions mu...
    Tags: Logistics
  6. Army Indigenous Development Program-Northern Territory
    Cultural Intelligence and Indigenous Engagement – Opportunities for Army 28 March 2018 The soldiers, command-teams and senior members of 51 FNQR underwent a very different form of inducti...
    Tags: Strategy
  7. Combined OMLT and Combat Team Operations
    Command for the Mission: Understanding Mission Command 26 March 2018 If there are two words guaranteed to generate an emotional response in professional Army officers –...
  8. Defence Science and Technology (DST) scientists working on a cube satellite.
    To STEM or not to STEM? Is it the right question? 21 March 2018 In a world of increasing resource constraints and complex human and environmental challenges, techno...
  9. Cadets from the Australian Defence Force Academy during the Chief of Defence Force parade held in Canberra.
    ADFA: Fit for Purpose? 19 March 2018 Since opening its doors in 1986, the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) remains an important wa...
  10. Autonomous Land Vehicles "DST Magic Trial" in Adelaide
    To Automate or Not Automate? That is the Question 1 March 2018 ‘In a few years robots will move so fast you will need a strobe light to see them’  
  11. super soldier
    From Digger to Super Soldier: Human Performance Management Policy 20 November 2017 Human performance technologies continue to advance at an exponential rate.  A core part of this adva...
  12. Maritime
    Misunderstanding operational level: Australian Army’s function in the Maritime Strategy 6 November 2017 ‘Operational level’ is a widely used military term, but here it will be argued that it is only loose...
    Tags: Strategy
  13. Culture_for_Breakfast
    A response to: Some believe, ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner!’ Does this hold true for Army and is culture more important than strategy? 6 November 2017 The words culture and strategy are full to overflowing with meaning, non meaning and contested ideas...
  14. Digital
    Developing Digital Fluency: Preparing Army for Future Challenges 13 October 2017 Without changing our patterns of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems we created with...
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