Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sought from Australian industry for products and tools for use in operational analysis and decision-making support.
The Joint and Operations Analysis Division (JOAD) within Defence Science and Technology (DST) is engaging with partners in industry who have tools which could add value and support the Modelling Complex Warfighting Strategic Research Investment program (MCW SRI). This second call is being conducted by the Defence Innovation Network (DIN) to the NSW based industry.
POTENTIAL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
The MCW SRI seeks to revolutionise how DST undertakes operations analysis to better handle the interaction of complex geopolitical, social, technological, economic and cultural factors for design of the future force. Force design is the planning and decision-making process regarding military equipment and future defence operations. Such decisions are often made under conditions of high uncertainty and without assumptions on predictability or stability of the system. The MCW SRI aims to address four themes in the force design and future defence force employment problems.
Expressions of Interest are to include a brief description of the function of the tool, how it might support particular areas of interest within the MCW SRI program listed below and examples of where it is currently being used.
Expressions of Interest are not to exceed one A4 page of text plus one A4 page of diagrams/graphics (optional) and are to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1:00 pm (AEST), Monday 6th May 2019.
Successful EoIs will be invited to attend the Modelling Complex Warfighting Symposium Industry Workshop being held Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 in Sydney and demonstrate their tool as part of the Industry Workshop.
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AREAS OF INTEREST:
The Modelling Complex Warfighting SRI is organised around four themes with seven current areas of interest within the themes:
For the purposes of modelling complex warfighting, functions of the tools being sought include simulation for decision making, tactics development, operations analysis, and mission rehearsal. Human in the loop simulation systems can be included but systems for training development are outside the scope.