Australia Details Plans for Network Centric Warfare

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Wedgetail over Sydney(click to view full) Defense transformation and the move toward network-centric warfare (NCW) is on the agenda of countries as diverse as the USA, Britain, Israel, Singapore, South Korea, et. al. On October 6, 2005, Lt. Gen. David Hurley officially released the Australian Defence Forces’ own updated Network Centric Warfare Roadmap, outlining the steps to achieve the goal of a combined joint seamless Future Joint Operations Concept force by 2020. Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, he said, continue to demonstrate the operational benefits of enhanced information flows and agility: “The NCW Roadmap is a dynamic document that provides an overview of the milestones that we view as critical to the realisation of our vision for NCW”. It achieves this by outlining: * The ADF’s future NCW capability requirements, * The ADF’s current NCW capabilities, and * How the ADF’s future NCW capability requirements are to be realized * How the plan itself may change as the effort progresses The NCW Roadmap provides both industry and armed forces with and idea of where opportunities for future development may exist, and offers some context re: how the Minstry of Defence will implement the idea of Network Centric Warfare. It identifies […]

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