Human Machine Teaming (HMT) is the effective integration of humans, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics into warfighting systems. Rapid technological advances in these areas will combine to enable HMT to transform the future battlespace by accelerating the speed with which systems, commanders and warfighters can Sense, Decide and Effect. HMTs will revolutionise not only the equipment with which we fight but how we fight across the spectrum of conflict and levels of command.
It is therefore vital that the Royal Air Force starts now to develop optimised HMT, encompassing both current and future capabilities, to maintain the operational advantage. The journey towards implementing effective HMT is complex and must be undertaken in partnership with industry so that knowledge and expertise can be shared between the supplier and customer. This event will start to develop a common understanding of the problem sets, opportunities and challenges to start delivering HMT concepts and solutions.
Forces Focus is an opportunity for SMEs and non-traditional Defence suppliers to meet with Front-Line Commands, discuss their requirements and develop new ways of working that can help drive innovation for current and future projects. Forces Focus will offer sustained engagement and provide new perspectives and learning opportunities to crowd-source solutions for problems and roadblocks that hinder the development of key programmes and capabilities. Each FLC in turn will host a Forces Focus programme around a particular area of interest.