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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. Flags on display at the opening ceremony of the Western Pacific Multilateral Sea Exercise
    2017 Foreign Policy White Paper: What’s for Army? - Dr Joyo Sanyal 11 May 2018 The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper (FPWP) presents a strategic assessment of the international envi...
    Tags: Strategy
  2. Australian Army officer Major Nic Cooper from 8th/12th Regiment briefs combined arms live-fire exercise participants on safety points associated with artillery participation at Mount Bundey training area, Northern Territory.
    The Case for Creating a Human Performance Branch 8 May 2018 Despite all the hysteria and investment in ‘kit’, the soldier remains the single most important and...
  3. A Pakistan Army bowler bowls to an Australian Army batter during the Inter-Service Cricket Championships held in Queanbeyan, New South Wales from 11 to 17 November 2017.
    Cricketers and Diggers - Major Cate Carter 1 May 2018 It was bound to happen: the Australian cricketers have now been compared to diggers. ‘Australian val...
    Tags: Strategy
  4. 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 - Mr Wayne Shipp and Dr Jason Mazanov 24 April 2018 PME needs to produce strategists able to draw sufficient conclusions from insufficient resources.  O...
    Tags: Strategy
  5. Kabul Garrison General Command advisers, Colonel Michael Murdoch (right) and Major Conrad Walsh (centre right) congratulate Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad.
    IO Theory: Creating Resonance - Lieutenant Colonel Nick Bosio 6 April 2018 Our current conflicts require action across all domains: the physical, information and cognitive. Ho...
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Soldiers of the 1st Transport Squadron come to attention during the parade renaming the 12th Transport Squadron to the 1st Transport Squadron welcoming a new era in Army transport to the 1st Brigade in Darwin on 14 February.
    Modernisation Equations: On Automation, Digitalisation & Electrification of Vehicle Fleets 29 March 2018 ‘Science runs ahead of military and political affairs evolving new conditions, which institutions mu...
    Tags: Logistics
  9. Trainee Makyah Wyatt (right) practices a electrical soldering technique under the supervision of Craftsman Aaron Townsend (left) of the 101 Field Workshop, 1st Combat Service Support Battalion, during a visit by the Army Indigenous Development Programme.
    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
  10. Combined OMLT and Combat Team Operations.
    Command for the Mission: Understanding Mission Command - Lieutenant Colonel Nick Bosio 26 March 2018 If there are two words guaranteed to generate an emotional response in professional Army officers –...
  11. Biarri-Point is a satellite developed by the United States, which as part of its payload has GPS technology developed by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney in partnership with Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group.
    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...
  12. 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...
  13. Autonomous Land Vehicles "DST Magic Trial" in Adelaide
    To Automate or Not Automate? That is the Question - Lieutenant Colonel Greg Rowlands 1 March 2018 ‘In a few years robots will move so fast you will need a strobe light to see them’  
  14. 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...
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