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. https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/ai-and-autonomous-systems-are-urgent-priorities-for-todays-defence-force/
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AI AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS ARE URGENT PRIORITIES FOR TODAY’S DEFENCE FORCE
The 2016 defence white paper and the decades-long integrated investment program will deliver a future force that includes 72 joint strike fighters, several hundred infantry fighting vehicles, nine new frigates and 12 new submarines. F-35 deliveries have started but the ‘future’ frigate and submarine programs were well named: the Hunter-class frigates will turn up, all going well, between 2028 and the early 2040s, and the first Attack-class submarine is scheduled to enter service in 2035, with the 12th in the mid-2050s. Meanwhile, technology is advancing quickly. There’s been lots of anxiety and hype about lethal autonomous weapon systems—the feared killer robots. But there’s also been a huge amount of experimentation and investment in autonomous and semi-autonomous systems, land, air, sea and undersea. MICHAEL SHOEBRIDGE READ MORE