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Air Power Australia Website

 

Six submissions to the United States Air Force AF 2025 Study, conducted by the Air University, Maxwell AFB. These submissions covered sensors, electromagnetic weapons and a number of proposals for low observable combat

 

Published in United States Air Force College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education Air Chronicles, Air University, Maxwell AFB.


Kopp, Carlo,
EXPANDING THE ENVELOPE - Stealth and Other Strike Roles,Air Chronicles Paper,USAF CADRE Air Chronicles, July 2000. (HTML)

This paper explores a number of alternative growth variants of the GBU-31/32 JDAM intended to expand the useful mission envelope of the B-2A, F-22A and JSF aircraft. All of the proposed designs represent low risk, low cost incremental extensions of extant and planned technology. All provide for significant increases in lethality and survivability over currently operational delivery system and weapon equivalents.

Kopp, Carlo, The Electromagnetic Bomb - A Weapon of Electrical Mass Destruction, Air Chronicles Paper, USAF CADRE Air Chronicles, October 1996. (HTML), Mirror at globalsecurity.org (HTML), Russian Translation (HTML Pt 1, Pt 2).

High Power Electromagnetic Pulse generation techniques and High Power Microwave technology have matured to the point where practical E-bombs (Electromagnetic bombs) are becoming technically feasible, with new applications in both Strategic and Tactical Information Warfare. The development of conventional E-bomb devices allows their use in non-nuclear confrontations. This paper discusses aspects of the technology base, weapon delivery techniques and proposes a doctrinal foundation for the use of such devices in warhead and bomb applications.

Kopp, Carlo, Laser Remote Sensing - a New Tool for Air Warfare, Air Chronicles Paper, USAF CADRE Air Chronicles, March 1996. (HTML)

Infrared Laser Remote Sensing has a number of very useful applications in air warfare. These are primarily in reconnaissance and Bomb Damage Assessment (BDA), and use derivatives of the established commercial Laser Remote Sensing technology base. Technical principles, implementation and operational constraints are discussed, as well as the limitations of the method.

Published in United States Air Force Air Power Journal, Air University, Maxwell AFB.

Kopp, Carlo, New Technologies and War-Fighting Capabilities, WaypointsCommentary, USAF Air Power Journal, Fall 1996. (HTML)

A brief commentary on a number of current issues relating to the utility of embedded intelligence in weapons, UAVs and the pitfalls of remotely operated weapon systems.

Published in the Royal Australian Air Force Aerospace Centre (formerly Air Power Studies Centre)Working Papers Series.


Kopp, Carlo,
A Strategic Tanker/Transport Force for the ADF, Air Power Studies Centre Paper No.82, Royal Australian Air Force, March 2000. (see APSC website, PDF draft 4.6MB)

This paper explores the concept of a substantial strategic tanker/transport force intended to significantly reduce or, in some scenarios, largely eliminate the RAAF's dependency upon basing access in South East Asia, while providing the capability to rapidly deploy and sustain a brigade sized ground force element. Technical and operational issues are discussed, performance and capability criteria defined in relation to AAR and airlift, and candidate airframes tested against these criteria. The essential conclusion is that a force size of the order of 12 B-747 sized tankers would address most of the ADF's strategic transport and AAR needs in the developing strategic environment

Kopp, Carlo, An Introduction to the Technical and Operational Aspects of the Electromagnetic Bomb, Air Power Studies Centre Paper No.50, Royal Australian Air Force, November 1996. (PDF 394009 bytes)

The rapid growth of the computing and communications infrastructure over the last decade has produced a significant dependency in modern industrialised economies, and this dependency produces a major vulnerability to attack by electromagnetic weapons. The maturing High Power Microwave and Flux Compression Generator technology base makes the design of practical, deployable electromagnetic munitions technically feasible. This paper will review the established technology base for electromagnetic bomb and missile warhead design, and discuss the issues of bomb and warhead design, lethality, targeting, delivery and bomb damage assessment.

Kopp, Carlo, Air Warfare Applications of Laser Remote Sensing, Air Power Studies Centre Paper No.33, Royal Australian Air Force, June 1995. (PDF 86438 bytes)

Infrared Laser Remote Sensing has a number of very useful applications in air warfare. These are primarily in reconnaissance and Bomb Damage Assessment (BDA), and use derivatives of the established commercial Laser Remote Sensing technology base. Technical principles, implementation and operational constraints are discussed, as well as the limitations of the method.

Kopp, Carlo, A Doctrine for the Use of ElectroMagnetic Pulse Bombs, Air Power Studies Centre Paper No.15, Royal Australian Air Force, July 1993. (PDF 61691 bytes)

High Power Microwave technology has matured to the point where practical Electro Magnetic Pulse weapons are becoming technically feasible, with applications in Electronic Combat, Offensive Counter-Air, Combat Air Support and in Strategic Air Attack. The current development of conventional ElectroMagnetic Pulse devices allows their use in non-nuclear confrontations. This paper proposes a doctrinal foundation for the use of such devices in warhead and bomb applications.

Kopp, Carlo, Command of the ElectroMagnetic Spectrum - An Electronic Combat Doctrine for the RAAF, Air Power Studies Centre Paper No.8, Royal Australian Air Force, November 1992. (PDF 50693 bytes)

Attaining the command of the Electromagnetic Spectrum has become a prerequisite to attaining command of the air, in a modern air war. This paper argues the case for an Electronic Combat Campaign, and proposes a comprehensive Electronic Combat warfighting doctrine for the Royal Australian Air Force.

This paper predates the Information Warfare paradigm, but essentially proposes an integrated in-theatre IW doctrine for the RAAF, excluding CyberWar elements. The doctrinal model encompasses both conventional EW/EC and C3I elements, combined with elements of what would today be labelled strategic IW.

ADFA ADSC Conference Papers, (Australian Defence Force Academy)

Kopp, Carlo, The UCAV Ascendancy: What are the Problem Issues?, Invited Paper, UAV Australia Conference Paper, Presentation Slides, Conference Proceedings, ADSC-ADFA/Flight International, February 8-9 2001. (PDF, PPT)

This paper explores a number of fundamental technology issues which will present obstacles to Uninhabited Combat Aerial Vehicles fulfilling a broader portion of the mission spectrum currently performed by manned combat aircraft. These obstacles are then discussed in the context of Australia's AIR 6000 program.

Kopp, Carlo, Sensors, Weapons and Systems for a 21st Century Counter Air Campaign, Invited Paper, CONTROL OF THE AIR - The Future of Air Dominance and Offensive Strike Conference Paper, Conference Proceedings, ADSC, ADFA, November 15-16 1999. (PPT)

Sensors, weapons and systems are some of the key determinants of success in counter-air warfare. This paper explores the growth potential in many of the basic technologies used to implement sensors, weapons and systems in the coming generation of fighters. Conclusions are drawn about potential performance and capability growth resulting from improvements in basic technology in the coming two decades.

AOC Conference Papers, (Association of Old Crows)

Kopp, Carlo, Moore's Law and its Implications for Information Warfare, Invited Paper, The 3rd International Association of Old Crows (AOC) Electronic Warfare Conference, Conference Paper, Conference Proceedings, Zurich, May 20-25 2000 (PDF,PPT).

Moore's Law, defined in the sixties, predicts a monotonic increase in available computing power with time. With the commodification of high performance microprocessors, very large amounts of computing power are now readily available in the open market, at very modest cost. This paper will explore some of the implications of this phenomenon for IW in the coming decades, and propose some guidelines for IW strategists and planners.

InfoWarCon Series Conference Papers, (NCSA Sponsored) /  Infowar.com Papers


Kopp, Carlo,
The E-Bomb - A Weapon of Electrical Mass Destruction, InfoWarCon 5 Conference Paper, Proceedings of InfoWarCon 5, NCSA, September 1996. (HTML, PPT)

High Power Electromagnetic Pulse generation techniques and High Power Microwave technology have matured to the point where practical E-bombs (Electromagnetic bombs) are becoming technically feasible, with new applications in both Strategic and Tactical Information Warfare. The development of conventional E-bomb devices allows their use in non-nuclear confrontations. This paper discusses aspects of the technology base, weapon delivery techniques and proposes a doctrinal foundation for the use of such devices in warhead and bomb applications.

Kopp, Carlo, Hardening Your Computing Assets, Technical Report, posted on infowar.com, March 1997 [previously published in Open Systems Review, February, 1997]. (HTML)

Technical discussion of defensive measures which may be applied to hardening sites and computing assets against electromagnetic weapons. Includes chassis shielding, cable shielding and optical fibres, Faraday cages, and power feed hardening.

Kopp, Carlo, Information Warfare - A Fundamental Paradigm of Infowar Technical Report, posted on infowar.com, April 2000 [previously published in Systems, February/March, 2000]. (HTML)

A two part discussion paper which proposes a fundamental model for the four basic IW strategies, based on Shannon's information theory, and reviews current problem areas in IW.

Australian Information Warfare & Security Conference Papers


Kopp, Carlo; Mills, Bruce,
Information Warfare And Evolution, Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Information Warfare & Security Conference 2002. Slides (PDF).

This paper reviews the four canonical strategies of Information Warfare and asserts that Information Warfare is an artifact of evolution in biological systems: the use of Information Warfare techniques by organisms aids survival in a competitive environment. A range of specific biological examples are explored to support this assertion. 

Kopp, Carlo, Shannon, Hypergames And Information Warfare, Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Information Warfare & Security Conference 2002. Slides (PDF).

Shannon's Information Theory provides a robust and quantifiable model for explaining the fundamental paradigm of Information Warfare. This paper reviews the four canonical strategies of Information Warfare, in the context of Shannon's models and further extends these models into the domain of hypergame theory. 

Parliamentary Submissions

Kopp, Carlo, Goon, Peter A. Inquiry into Australia's Relationship with China: China's Rise as a Regional Superpower, Submission, SFADT , 10th April, 2005. (PDF)

Submission to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Analysis of strategic impact of growing economic and military capabilities of the PRC.


Kopp, Carlo, Goon, Peter A.
Proof of Prior Knowledge: Regional Capability Growth and Joint Strike Fighter Limitations vs The 1998 F/A-18 Replacement Study (Review of Defence Annual Report 2002-03: Analysis of Department of Defence Responses), Supplementary Submission, JSCFADT , 4th July, 2004. (PDF)

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Discussion of Department of Defence evidence provided in relation to the Review of the Defence Annual Report 2002-2003.

Kopp, Carlo, Goon, Peter A. Review of Defence Annual Report 2002-03: Analysis of Department of Defence Responses, Supplementary Submission, JSCFADT , 18th June, 2004. (PDF)

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Discussion of Department of Defence evidence provided in relation to the Review of the Defence Annual Report 2002-2003

Kopp, Carlo, Review of Defence Annual Report 2002-03: Analysis of Department of Defence Responses, Supplementary Submission, JSCFADT , 4th June, 2004. (PDF)

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Discussion of Department of Defence evidence provided in relation to the Review of the Defence Annual Report 2002-2003.

Kopp, Carlo, Inquiry into Australia's Defence Relations with the United States: Interoperability, Force Structure and Missile Defence Issues, Submission, JSCFADT , 10th March, 2004. (PDF)

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Discussion of interoperability, force structure and missile defence issues in relation to changing regional strategic circumstances.

Kopp, Carlo, Inquiry into Australia's Defence Relations with the United States: Interoperability, Force Structure and Missile Defence Issues, Supplementary Submission, JSCFADT , 29th March, 2004. (PDF)

Kopp, Carlo, Inquiry into Australia's Defence Relations with the United States: Interoperability, Force Structure and Missile Defence Issues, Supplementary Submission, JSCFADT , 30th March, 2004. (PDF)

Kopp, Carlo, Goon, Peter A. Review of Defence Annual Report 2002-03: Analysis of Department of Defence Responses, Submission, JSCFADT , 26th January, 2004. (PDF)

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Discussion of Department of Defence evidence provided in relation to the Review of the Defence Annual Report 2002-2003.

Kopp, Carlo, The RAAF F/A-18A Hornet - Extend or Replace?", Submission, JCPAA Hearing, 3rd November, 2000. (PDF)

Submission to the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit Review of Auditor-General's Reports, 1999-2000, Third Quarter Auditor-General Report No. 40, 1999-2000, Tactical Fighter Operations. Discussion of the future competitiveness of the F/A-18A Hornet HUG / AIR 5400 in the developing regional environment.

YF-23A ATF Dem/Val (US Air Force photo)




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