The Department of Defence has launched a new publication aimed at supporting positive debate and discussion on defence and strategic concerns facing Australia and our region.
The Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies (AJDSS) is the new flagship publication of the Australian Defence Force and encourages the sharing of innovative and thought-provoking ideas, original analysis and high quality research.
In grappling with the future of war and warfare it is useful to have a mental framework to consider the potential impacts of the matters at issue. In considering futures those matters range widely from large scale societal changes through to narrower next generation technological advances that continue the service of legacy fleets.
It is possible for Australian defence companies and the Australian Defence Organisation to achieve greater success and better mitigate the financial, technical and schedule risks in developing new, technology-based equipment and services for the ADF.
The research leading to this conclusion was based on case studies of 20 successful and unsuccessful Australian defence projects, and addressed three key questions: