Joint Air and Space Power Conference 2022

Panel 3

How do we ensure our forces are ready to provide for effective defence?

Panel three will enquire, from the command perspective, how to ensure that forces and capabilities are postured, ready and connected to provide effective defence. Could the idea of joint operations with decentralized command be considered an option in view of technological advances that will enable activities across domains? Which approaches should be pursued to sufficiently integrate operations of available legacy systems and advanced force capabilities under multi-domain joint command in accelerated operations cycles?

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