The Requirements for Fifth Generation Manoeuver: Williams Foundation Report, November 2019


In this report, the major presentations and discussions at the Williams Foundation seminar on the requirements for fifth generation manoeuvre held on October 24, 2019 in Canberra, Australia are highlighted along with interviews conducted before, during and after the seminar as well.

 What is fifth generation manoeuvre?

The definition by Air Commodore Gordon of the Air Warfare Centre:

The ability of our forces to dynamically adapt and respond in a contested environment to achieve the desired effect through multiple redundant paths. Remove one vector of attack and we rapidly manoeuvre to bring other capabilities to bear through agile control.”

The Australians are working through how to generate more effective combat and diplomatic capabilities for crafting, building, shaping and operating an integrated force.

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Shaping, Crafting, Building and Operating a Fifth Generation Combat Force