Fighting to Win: the importance of the tank to the Australian Defence Force in the 21st Century informs the reader of the role, utility and enduring need for the tank as part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). It does so by answering four questions:
- What is a tank and why is it unique?
- Why is it important to Army and the Joint Land Force?
- What is the relevance of the tank to Australia’s strategic context?
- How does the ADF maintain a credible, deployable and sustainable tank capability?
About the authors:
Chris Mills is the Director General Modernisation within Army Headquarters. In this role he coordinates the modernisation of the Army which includes the next generation of Armoured Fighting Vehicles.
Leo Purdy is the Staff Officer Grade One Armoured and supervises the management and development of Australia’s M1 Abrams tank capability and future armoured engineering systems.