Whither Warfare

The key question we have to ask is: "Where is warfare going in the future?"

As an integral part of General Dynamics UK, the Research Foundation exists to foster understanding of the evolving nature of warfare, with particular emphasis on command and battlespace management.

The Research Foundation sponsors periodic conferences under the ‘Whither Warfare’ banner to promote debate of topical issues. These conferences attract defence policy makers and acknowledged experts from academia to present their views and to participate in discussion with an audience drawn from across the defence community.

We welcome suggestions for topics for future conferences. Please send your ideas to Nicholas Beswick

Previous Whither Warfare Conferences



MoD Partner

Feb 2012

The Future of the Army Reserves

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The Chief of the General Staff

May 2011

Modern Warfare: Past lessons, Future conflict.
The challenge facing military education in the 21st Century

The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

Feb 2010 Preventing Conflict - Co-opting, deterring, coercing and neutralising the adversary of the future. Download the discussion paper 'Preventing Conflict - a paper for discussion' by David Relph". Joint Services Command and Staff College

June 2009

Achieving Battlespace Understanding Army’s Command & Control Development Centre

May 2008

Enabling Operational Command - the present reality of land battlespace information systems and their future promise  HQ Land Forces

Nov 2007

The Strategic Balance 2015-2025: Optimising the Maritime Contribution to Joint Theatre Effect  First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff

Nov 2006

Operational Command & Defence Business Director General Information

Jun 2006

The Challenge of Technology Director Science & Technology

May 2006

Countering Irregular Activity DG Development, Concepts & Doctrine

May 2005

Information Exploitation DG Information
Oct 2004 Whither Componency DG Joint Doctrine & Concepts
Jun 2004 Command & Battlespace Management DG Information
Mar 2004 Logistic Transformation Chief of Defence Logistics
Jul 2003 Land Environment NEC  Director Land Digitization
Apr 2003 Whither Command & Control DG Joint Doctrine & Concepts