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ADF Concept

Concept for Future Logistics

The Concept for Future Logistics examines how logistic effects will be generated in the future, and how collaborating with external partners will enhance the ability to counter threats in the operating environment. To achieve this, it recommends that the Defence Logistics Enterprise (all internal to Defence logistics organisations and capabilities) must become survivable, assured, resilient and adaptive.


ADF Concept

Concept for Robotics and Autonomous Systems

The Concept for Robotics and Autonomous Systems aims to describe how the joint force will address the challenges and opportunities provided by Robotics and Autonomous Systems in the Future Operating Environment.


ADF Concept

Concept for Multi-Domain Strike

The Concept for Multi-Domain Strike is a classified concept that explores how the ADF can develop and employ a multi-domain strike capability to deter, disrupt and defeat adversaries.


ADF Concept

Concept for Command and Control of the Future Force

The Future C2 Concept has been developed to ensure the ADF is able to fight and win in the future operating environment. The central idea driving the new ADF Future C2 Concept is Hierarchal Command – Agile Control.


Future Networks and Communications

This is a classified concept note exploring how the ADF utilise joint networks and communications throughout the competition to conflict continuum in the Future Operating Environment, and how can the ADF develop and maintain agile and resilient ICT systems.




Future Sensors Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination

This is a classified concept note exploring how the ADF future force gain situational understanding of future battlespaces to identify adversaries that attempt to operate below our detection threshold by utilising low observable platforms or by hiding within a complex information environment.




The Future of Casualty Evacuation

This is a classified concept note that explores how emerging, innovative and disruptive technologies are likely to influence the ADF's ability to care for and evacuate a casualty in the Future Operating Environment. This document answers the military problem of 'How will the ADF exploit evolving technology to ensure an effective CASEVAC system within the Future Operating Environment’?




The Future of Human Performance

This is a classified concept note that explores how emerging, innovative and disruptive technologies are likely to influence human performance in the Future Operating Environment. This document answers the military problem of 'How will the ADF exploit advances in the dimensions of human performance to achieve competitive advantage in the Future Operating Environment?'




Australian Defence Force’s Future Operating Environment: 2035

The Future Operating Environment: 2035 (FOE 2035) is an initial step in the force design process. It provides context for the Future Joint Operating Concept (FJOC), which provides in turn broad force design solutions to questions of how Australia’s Strategic Defence Interests might be secured in a rapidly changing world. Describing how the future might look is the role of the FOE.

View the Australian Defence Force’s Future Operating Environment: 2035 (PDF, 600KB) document.


Brochure

Shaping the Future Force

The Force Exploration Hub provides the catalyst for engaging with a broad range of ideas from industry, government and research institutions to shape the future force. By exploring a time horizon of ten years and more, the Force Exploration Hub identifies issues and potential treatments that can be developed by Defence.

View the Shaping the Future Force brochure (PDF, 3.7MB).

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