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Modelling Complex Warfighting Strategic Research Investment

DST's Modelling Complex Warfighting Strategic Research Investment program is a five year program which seeks to revolutionise how DST undertakes operations analysis to better handle the interaction of complex geopolitical, social, technological, economic and cultural factors impacting the capability of the current force and design of the future force. The MCW is now moving into a new phase, transitioning from research exploration to consolidation to meet the expanded Defence problem space.

MCW aims to revolutionise how DST undertake operations analysis. We seek to provide warfighting advantages to the ADF through a superior ability to analyse:

  • The complex interactions of geopolitical, social, technological, economic and cultural factors that characterise the operating environment
  • The effectiveness of ADF response options within that operating environment, for both the conduct of current operations and the design of the future force.

Research projects

Three research projects, or strategic responses, are being undertaken under the Modelling Complex Warfighting Strategic Research Investment program. Each project is designed to focus effort and collectively they will conduct the specific research required to provide transformational operational analysis to future force decisions:

Schematic of strategic responses

Defence Science Networks

The Modelling Complex Warfighting Strategic Research Investment program works closely with the state-based university Defence Science Networks which comprises the:

These networks link the best and most relevant research capabilities in the university sector.

Key information

Points of Contact

Dr Tim McKay
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Mrs Deanne Bateman
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