The commercial sector is developing key technologies and applications that have the potential for cost-effective adaptation for defence use and use in modelling and simulation (M&S) applications such as defence planning, training, operations, and capability development.
Applicants will develop prototypes that address the challenges often associated with distributed mission training events, such as interoperability and configuration management. Submissions are open now until 21 April, with cash prizes totaling $100,000.
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) 36th Airlift Squadron, Japan Air Self-Defense Force 2nd Tactical Group, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) 1st Airborne Brigade conducted bilateral airborne operations at remote islands in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Signing on with the Wagner Group was supposed to be a ‘get out of jail’ card, but for tens of thousands of young Russian men it became a ticket to Hell. Like the once-vaunted Russian Army, which was expected to blitz through its neighbour within a matter of days, the Wagner reputation has similarly suffered in the crucible of conflict against a more highly motivated and better-trained foe.
The Ukraine-Russia war and other fast-moving global events are compelling the US and its allies and partners to continue investments in learning technologies across their training enterprises – and concurrently strengthen their live training programs.
The US Marine Corps’ overarching Force Design 2030 document asserts, in part, “we must transform our traditional models for organizing, training, and equipping the force to meet new desired ends, and do so in full partnership with the Navy.”