We must prepare for a new type of security threat

While tanks and submarines are still required, technological advances in drones, cyber warfare and artificial intelligence mean it’s vital our defence industry keeps an eye on future battlespaces, write Hitoshi Nasu, David Letts and Rob McLaughlin.The new Defence White Paper released yesterday looks out to 2035 to identify the future security challenges and the defence capabilities that need to be put in place to prepare Australia for them. The year 2035 may seem too far ahead to accurately predict security challenges as geopolitical circumstances could change considerably over the next two decades. Nevertheless, we can still make a reasonably informed guess as to how threats – no matter who may pose them to Australia – may be manifested in future battlespaces by looking at what is in the pipelines of…


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