01
February 2024
Past Event
Raising AUKUS Pillar Two: Integrating Autonomous Systems into the ADF

Event will air on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Raising AUKUS Pillar Two: Integrating Autonomous Systems into the ADF

Past Event
Online Only
February 01, 2024
A MARTAC MANTAS T12 uncrewed surface vessel during a speed and handling demonstration during Exercise Autonomous Warrior 2022 in the waters of Jervis Bay Territory. (Australian Government Department of Defence)
Caption
A MARTAC MANTAS T12 uncrewed surface vessel during a speed and handling demonstration during Exercise Autonomous Warrior 2022 in the waters of Jervis Bay Territory. (Australian Government Department of Defence)
01
February 2024
Past Event

Event will air on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Speakers:
.
Professor Emily Hilder

Interim Head of the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA), Australian Department of Defence

.
Brigadier James Davis

Director General Future Land Warfare, Australian Army

.
Captain Adam Allicia

Director General Warfare Innovation, Royal Australian Navy

.
Air Commodore Ross Bender

Director General Air Combat Capability, Royal Australian Air Force

dan_patt
Dan Patt

Senior Fellow, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

bryan_clark
Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

Listen to Event Audio

The AUKUS agreement—which includes Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States—is best known for the nuclear submarines that Australia will receive at the end of this decade. But AUKUS’s lesser-known second pillar focuses on technology sharing and is more likely to affect the Australian Defense Force’s capability and capacity in the near term. Uncrewed systems are one of the foundations of AUKUS Pillar Two, which also includes hypersonic weapons, quantum technology, and electronic warfare. These emerging systems will be essential as Australia responds to intensifying security competition with China as well as challenges in border security and homeland defense. Like their counterparts in the US Department of Defense, Australian defense officials will need to formulate new business and development practices that allow for innovation within government policies and structures.

Join Hudson’s Center for Defense Concepts and Technology for a discussion on these strategies with the Australian defense officials who are currently working to implement them.

Related Events
28
May 2024
Virtual Event | Online Only
Facing the Future: A Discussion on Niger and West African Security Cooperation
Featured Speakers:
Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim
Malik Samuel
Aneliese Bernard
James Barnett
Moderator:
Jeremy Hunt
Nigerien soldiers stage a demonstration for the repeal of the military agreement that allows US military and civilian personnel to serve in the country on April 13, 2024. (Photo by Balima Boureima/Anadolu via Getty Images)
28
May 2024
Virtual Event | Online Only
Facing the Future: A Discussion on Niger and West African Security Cooperation

West African security experts discuss the future of US counterterrorism operations in Niger and the Sahel region.

Nigerien soldiers stage a demonstration for the repeal of the military agreement that allows US military and civilian personnel to serve in the country on April 13, 2024. (Photo by Balima Boureima/Anadolu via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim
Malik Samuel
Aneliese Bernard
James Barnett
Moderator:
Jeremy Hunt
30
May 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Leading in the Cyber Competition with China
Featured Speakers:
Israel Soong
Miles Yu
A drone sprays pesticides at Baiyutan Modern Agriculture Demonstration Park in Kunshan, China, on April 18, 2024. (Photo by Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
30
May 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Leading in the Cyber Competition with China

National Security Council Director for Cyber Policy Israel Soong joins Hudson’s Miles Yu for a conversation on why technology is crucial to Beijing’s plans and how the US can maintain the lead in its cyber and technology competition with China.

A drone sprays pesticides at Baiyutan Modern Agriculture Demonstration Park in Kunshan, China, on April 18, 2024. (Photo by Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Israel Soong
Miles Yu
04
June 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Supreme Allied Commanders on the Past, Present, and Future of NATO
Featured Speakers:
General Wesley Clark
General Jim Jones
General Phil Breedlove
General Curtis Scaparrotti
General Tod Wolters
Moderators:
Andrea Kendall-Taylor
Peter Rough
A NATO flag flies on April 30, 2024. (Photo by Robert Michael/picture alliance via Getty Images)
04
June 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Supreme Allied Commanders on the Past, Present, and Future of NATO

To discuss the evolution of NATO warfighting capabilities and the state of the alliance, join Hudson for a conversation with five former supreme allied commanders Europe.

A NATO flag flies on April 30, 2024. (Photo by Robert Michael/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
General Wesley Clark
General Jim Jones
General Phil Breedlove
General Curtis Scaparrotti
General Tod Wolters
Moderators:
Andrea Kendall-Taylor
Peter Rough
12
June 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
The New Iron Triangle: Achieving Adaptability and Scale in Defense Acquisition
Featured Speakers:
Rob Wittman
Peter Rough
Shyam Sankar
Doug Bush
Andy Green
Joe Laurenti
Tim Rhatigan
Moderators:
Bryan Clark
Nadia Schadlow
Dan Patt
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Hill, a motor transport operator assigned to Combat logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, fastens the propeller arms on a Tactical Resupply Vehicle 150 (TRV) unmanned aircraft system during test flight operations in Setermoen, Norway, Feb. 6, 2024.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Salazar)
12
June 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
The New Iron Triangle: Achieving Adaptability and Scale in Defense Acquisition

Join Hudson for a three-part event discussing the challenges and opportunities facing Western militaries and defense industries as they attempt to achieve relevant capability at scale.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Hill, a motor transport operator assigned to Combat logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, fastens the propeller arms on a Tactical Resupply Vehicle 150 (TRV) unmanned aircraft system during test flight operations in Setermoen, Norway, Feb. 6, 2024.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Salazar)
Featured Speakers:
Rob Wittman
Peter Rough
Shyam Sankar
Doug Bush
Andy Green
Joe Laurenti
Tim Rhatigan
Moderators:
Bryan Clark
Nadia Schadlow
Dan Patt