Enabling the Integrated Operating Concept: leveraging technologies, connectivity and access to data
The Integrated Operating Concept calls into question the traditional approach that structured the armed forces to warfight and adapted them for all other missions. We now need to structure forces to operate that can be adapted at graduated readiness to warfight while retaining some forces, including the Reserve, that are optimised to warfight. Distinguishing in this way between operating and warfighting represents a fundamental shift in military philosophy. It requires us to think very differently about the employment of the military instrument as a more active approach to deterrence; and it establishes the doctrine needed to compete decisively with our adversaries who do not distinguish between peace and war.’ (MOD Integrated Operating Concept dated August 2021). This panel will discuss how connectivity and data technology can enable the integrated force to compete and win anywhere across the new operational spectrum.