Land capability analysis

The Land Capability Analysis branch of Joint and Operations Analysis Division supports the development of the ADF's land capability through the use of mathematical modelling, military experimentation and judgement based analysis.

Insights gained from deep domain knowledge—and the application of operations research in tactical, operational and strategic studies—provides Defence with superior decision-making capabilities.

The branch encompasses all aspects of the capability development phases of needs, requirements, acquisition, sustainment, efficient usage and preparation for future challenges.

Land mathematical sciences

Our Land Mathematical Sciences group develops and applies mathematical operations research methods and models for the assessment of land force capability.

We are recognised for the development of mathematical and statistical methods of application to complex and uncertain problems and we engage with key international Defence and academic institutions.

The group enhances Defence decision-making by:

  • developing capability requirements and supporting acquisition
  • evaluating new capability options, including technologies, concepts and doctrine
  • assessing proposals for land force structural change.

Land organisation and management science

Our Land Organisation and Management Science group is recognised for the development and application of qualitative methods and models to support the development of land force concepts.

We conduct studies with the aim of providing rational and meaningful insights and advice to inform practical decisions or proposed changes.

The group enhances Defence decision-making by:

  • developing capability needs and operational concepts
  • exploring new contexts, concepts and doctrine
  • conceiving new land force organisational structures and processes.

Land simulation, experimentation and wargaming

Our Land Simulation, Experimentation and Wargaming group is responsible for the design, conduct and analysis of live, virtual and constructive simulation-based experimentation that supports the land force.

We develop computational tools and techniques for use by multidisciplinary teams involved in land force analysis. We draw on strong collaboration with our clients, industry, academia and international Defence partners to maintain a world-class military experimentation capability.

The group enhances Defence decision-making by:

  • developing capability requirements and supporting acquisition
  • evaluating new contexts, concepts, technologies, tactics, techniques and procedures
  • acquiring, developing and applying simulation and wargaming to land force training and force development analysis.

Key information

Areas of expertise:

  • mathematical operations research
  • experimentation and simulation
  • organisational, systems and social sciences
  • information sciences and application development
  • computer sciences
  • cognitive and learning science