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Technology and Capability: Study Australian Defence Force capabilities. Resources cover the capability life cycle and project management including their relationship to future operational concepts. Topics include emerging technologies and their relevance to future joint warfare.
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Understanding Why a Ground Combat Vehicle That Carries Nine Dismounts Is Important to the Army

The Army has examined the lessons of half a dozen significant conflicts, starting with World War II, has conducted numerous studies over the last 65 years, and has found time and again that an ability to conduct dismounted fire and maneuver is the fundamental squad-level tactic.

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Technical Challenges of the US Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle Program

An overview of the difficulties the US Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle program in integrating emerging technology in AFV design and development as it looks to develop a successor for the M2 and M3A3 Bradley IFV. It provides commentary on IFV carriage capacity, weapons systems, active protection systems and the threat posed by the proliferation of anti armoured weapon systems among likely threat forces.

2h

Development of an Algorithm for Calculating the ‘Risk’ of Terrorist CBRN

In order to avert a disaster from a terrorist chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) attack, it is important to study the likelihood of terrorists using CBRN weapons. This study reports on the development of an algorithm for calculating the ‘risk’ of a terrorist seeking CBRN weaponry with 67.3 percent prediction accuracy.

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Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning and Imitation Learning in Robotics

The article is aimed at any military officer or non-commissioned soldier with an interest in future technologies. No formal study in the field is required. The article is useful to appreciate the current pace in artificial intelligence designs and to inform realistic future military capabilities.

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