Helping to Out-Fox the Enemy

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The Hon Christopher Pyne MP

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25 September 2018

Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today welcomed new research initiative between Defence Science and Technology (DST) and Rheinmetall Defence Australia to jointly develop a computer-based program that will assist Army commanders to outclass their adversaries with superior decision-making.

Minister Pyne said the BrightFox technology analyses how individual commanders solve tactical problems on the battlefield.

“BrightFox seeks to enhance current training and education methods using new and innovative technologies that focus on enhancing individual decision-making by teaching officers ‘how’ to think, not ‘what’ to think,” Minister Pyne said.

“Enhanced decision-making will give the Australian Army a tactical advantage on the battlefield.

“Collaboration in new and innovative research and development between Defence and industry, such as Rheinmetall, is essential for building and maintaining Defence capability,” Minister Pyne said.

“It also helps to build a vibrant and responsive Australian defence industry that can deliver on the Australian Defence Force’s unique capability requirements.”

The technology is being developed as part of Army’s current modernising efforts.

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