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Australian Army chief calls for unmanned technology use reassessment

25th February 2013 - 11:48 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Melbourne


There is no foreseeable alternative to close combat, and the issue of unmanned platforms in symmetric warfare needs to be addressed according to the Chief of the Australia Army. 

Speaking at the Unmanned Vehicle Applications – Unmanned Aerial Systems and Beyond conference on 25 February, Lt Gen David Morrison highlighted the usual unmanned challenges of bandwidth demand and ethics, but also the limitation of systems and their use in regular warfare.

Morrison was highly critical of the promises of technology and military doctrine over decades which outlined how close combat could be eliminated.

‘My 35-year career panaceas [for bloodless war]

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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