Prevailing in complex and contested environments will require the ADF to bring together capabilities from across all domains of warfare (air, maritime, land, space and information and cyber) to achieve complementary and coordinated effects.

The ADF already conducts operations across the domains; however, command and control (C2) is currently labour intensive and cognitively complex. 

Greater agility – such as faster and superior decision-making – is needed to deliver operational advantage across the continuum of competition and conflict. The future C2 capability must be robust, resilient, responsive, flexible, adaptive and reconfigurable; and it must be able to handle many concurrent and unforeseen situations.

STaR Shot Opportunities

  • Artificial intelligence, human-machine teaming, autonomy and real-time battle simulation modelling to assist decision-making. 
  • Organisational structures and cultures that promote greater headquarters agility. 
  • Information, visualisation, augmented reality and virtual assistants providing enhanced situational awareness and sense-making. 
  • Architectures for C2 distributed to the warfighter. 
  • Exploitation through data analytics of vast quantities of increasingly diverse data sets. 
  • Innovative human, social, cultural, and technical systems enabling agile organisational forms and commanders to rapidly execute command intent. 

How To Get Involved

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