Where is the Case for Co-Ed Ground Combat in the USMC?

Research Paper Title U.S. Marine Corps Research Findings: Where is the Case for Co-Ed Ground Combat? Abstract This is an Interim Special Report on the multi-phased research effort, initiated by Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos to gather quantitative data identifying the physical strength requirements of combat arms units. The goal is to find ways… Read More

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British Army Fitness Tests to be Re-written

After the decision by the MOD to open ground close combat roles (i.e. Infantry and Armoured) to women last year, the British Army’s fitness test will be evaluated to ensure women can (physically) qualify for these front line roles. Although all roles will be open to women from 2018, the new physical training standards will… Read More

ADF: A Review of the Soldier’s Equipment Burden

Research Paper Title A Review of the Soldier’s Equipment Burden. Executive Summary The equipment load carried by Australian Infantryman is so bulky and heavy that it can present a significant impairment to his performance. Despite all the research to date no single effective solution has arisen. The aims of this three-part report are to characterise… Read More

ADF: Land 125 – Power Technologies Review

Research Paper Title Land 125 – Power Technologies Review. Executive Summary The evolution of capability requirements for dismounted soldiers prescribes greater use of electronic equipment by soldiers in the battlefield. This is increasing the amount of power and energy required by soldiers. Primary batteries, and to a lesser extent secondary batteries, are the predominant technologies… Read More

ADF: Game-Based Training & Dismounted Infantry Teams

Research Paper Title Evaluating the Effectiveness of Game-Based Training: A Controlled Study with Dismounted Infantry Teams. Abstract Computer games are increasingly being used by armed forces to supplement traditional methods of military training. While the potential benefits of these games are well documented; there is little objective evidence to support their perceived training benefits, especially… Read More