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          AIRMSHL Leo Davies
          Chief of Air Force

          CREATING THE                                                                                                       “ CREATING JOINT AND NETWORKED EFFECTS WILL

                                                                                                                                BE THE RESULT OF A DELIBERATE AND SUSTAINED

                                                                                                                                EFFORT TO TRANSFORM IN THE INFORMATION AGE.”
          FORCE OF THE

          FUTURE                                                                                                                                                                      Never before has innovation and technology offered so

                                                                                                                                                                                      many opportunities. Organisations that can embrace this
                                                                                                                                                                                      unprecedented pace of change will have the opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                      to shape the future.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Air Force has a unique opportunity to become the world’s
                                                                                                                                                                                      first 5th generation force – integrated across Defence,
                                                                                                                                                                                      and connected across all platforms and capabilities. Our
                                                                                                                                                                                      people will be central to this achievement – creating joint
                                                                                                                                                                                      and networked effects will be the result of a deliberate and
                                                                                                                                                                                      sustained effort to transform in the information age.
                                                                                                                                                                                        We will make these changes through Plan Jericho. We
                                                                                                                                                                                      will embrace change and challenge new ways of thinking
                                                                                                                                                                                      and operating. We will work with Army and Navy, with our
                                                                                                                                                                                      allies, with industry and academia to ensure we are evolving
                                                                                                                                                                                      to meet the challenges of increasingly complex and lethal
                                                                                                                                                                                        We have already made significant progress, and I invite
                                                                                                                                                                                      you to take advantage of the displays we have prepared,
                                                                                                                                                                                      in collaboration with our industry partners, to showcase
                                                                                                                                                                                      Plan Jericho at the Australian International Airshow. I would
                                                                                                                                                                                      highlight the insights in this magazine as a representation of
                                                                                                                                                                                      how our collaboration and innovation is developing.
                                                                                                                                                                                        There is more to achieve with Plan Jericho, however with
                                                                                                                                                                                      the progress to date the future looks bright. Together with
                                                                                                                                                                                      industry, our Air Force will become a force of the future.

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