Imagine the applications and implications of robotics and artificial intelligence in 2045

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Harden our transportation assets to EM radiation and arm with conventional weapons. Blanket the battlespace with high powered EMP to disable all electronics and destroy enemy assets with conventional tactics. Over-reliance on AI and autonomous systems could be a liability to an adversary not sufficiently prepared to deal with their mechanical/electronic failure. Defeat with simple existing technology.

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1 year ago
nas341 said
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No amount of tech will make you an expert until yo [...]
No amount of tech will make you an expert until you master the basics. This includes but is not limited too:
1. Land Navigation - Using only a map & compass
2. Small Unit Tactics - Basic FM 7-8 squad and platoon Infantry tactics.
3. Marksmanship - Being proficient with iron sites

Along with the basics we need to identify, encourage and promote innovative & adaptable leaders who can think unconventionally. (The use of current technology like blue force trackers & ISR has allowed senior leadership to watch and even manuever squad and platoon size elements. This constant watching along with the zero tolerance mentality destroys the very leadership traits that will be vital in future conflicts.) What's the point in having modular adaptable technology if it is being used by a military culture that is rigid and slow to adapt?
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Fights the "high-tech" with "primitive" solutions. On a battle field full of electronics, non-reliance on electronics would be an asymmetric advantage

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1 year ago
ejwzm said
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CONOPS facilitated by development of non-computeri [...]
CONOPS facilitated by development of non-computerized, non-hackable, possibly analog systems.
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We would have to either harden our own communications equipment and transportation or be prepared to communicate and move by other more primitive means. On a battle field full of electronics, non-reliance on electronics would be an asymmetric advantage.

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...And we get to bring back the P-51 to kick F-35 [...]
...And we get to bring back the P-51 to kick F-35 ass!
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1 year ago - bpybus said
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More fleshed out description of concept of operati [...]
More fleshed out description of concept of operations, equipment needed etc, and possible courses of action of adversary.
1 year ago - redcell254 said
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The Medieval Solution would definitely reduce our [...]
The Medieval Solution would definitely reduce our vulnerability to EMP/Electronic Warfare and Cyber Weapons. However, another aspect of medieval warfare is that victory usually went to the side with the greatest number of combatants, absent any great technology advantage. Implementing this strategy would therefore require us to recruit a much greater number of trigger-pulling, sword-slashing or club-wielding warriors, since we would no longer have technology overmatch over our opponents, several of whom have bigger armies.
1 year ago - ejwzm said
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CONOPS facilitated by development of non-computeri [...]
CONOPS facilitated by development of non-computerized, non-hackable, possibly analog systems.
1 year ago - ejwzm said
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Ultimately every victory is economic, when the adv [...]
Ultimately every victory is economic, when the adversary no longer has the resources to prosecute war. There hasn't been a war in a very long time where every opponent has been killed on the field of battle.
1 year ago - nas341 said
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A recent article from Modern War Institute COMPLE [...]
A recent article from Modern War Institute
COMPLEX ADAPTIVE OPERATIONS ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE FUTURE
http://mwi.usma.edu/complex-adaptive-operations-battlefield-future/
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If the US military was set on adopting such an approach there are a number of obstacles that would have to be overcome. In general, the military is a hierarchical organization that centralizes control and delegates authority. Even though some more specialized organizations may operate in a decentralized fashion, such a model goes against the grain across most of the force. Additionally, many technologies required to maximize the effectiveness of the approach are not yet operationally feasible (e.g., augmented intelligence, fully automated systems, advanced materials, etc.). Perhaps the greatest change would be that the military would have to invest more in human capital and build individual soldiers to fight in this fashion. This sort of change would undoubtedly be difficult"
1 year ago - Adaptive said
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...And we get to bring back the P-51 to kick F-35 [...]
...And we get to bring back the P-51 to kick F-35 ass!
1 year ago - brianwieck said
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Tactical EMP could be one of the force protection [...]
Tactical EMP could be one of the force protection layers used to "clear" an area of IEDs and VBIEDs (disabling any engine relying on circuits, so only very old models immune).
1 year ago - Echo said
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A theme that I keep stressing is that modern socie [...]
A theme that I keep stressing is that modern society is incredible fragile. I don't think that EMPs are the magic switch that everyone pretends that they are; however, Soldiers will need to train to complete their missions in reduced states of functionality.

Also, a belligerent may consciously choose to adulterate a commons, such as space, cyber, sea lines of communications, or wireless communications. If they have trained to operate in this diminished capacity previous, they will have a decisive advantage.
1 year ago - nas341 said
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No amount of tech will make you an expert until yo [...]
No amount of tech will make you an expert until you master the basics. This includes but is not limited too:
1. Land Navigation - Using only a map & compass
2. Small Unit Tactics - Basic FM 7-8 squad and platoon Infantry tactics.
3. Marksmanship - Being proficient with iron sites

Along with the basics we need to identify, encourage and promote innovative & adaptable leaders who can think unconventionally. (The use of current technology like blue force trackers & ISR has allowed senior leadership to watch and even manuever squad and platoon size elements. This constant watching along with the zero tolerance mentality destroys the very leadership traits that will be vital in future conflicts.) What's the point in having modular adaptable technology if it is being used by a military culture that is rigid and slow to adapt?

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