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Call for ‘digital twin’ data research to boost national security

Master Sgt. Zachary Lambert, a 36th Mobility Response Squadron air traffic controller, right, reviews flightline requirements with Royal Australian Air Force Flt. Lt. Grant Harvey during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise Feb. 12, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Exercise Cope North 16 enhances HA/DR crisis response capabilities between six nations and lays the foundation for regional cooperation expansion during real-world contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel/Released)

A data set representing the physical world ‘could be reference point for all defence operations’

Australia’s defence research programmes should work on developing a spatial “digital twin” data modelling system that can identify and monitor potential national security threats, a leading military intelligence strategist has said.

David Cave, a senior officer with an Australian Army combat support brigade, says the data system could “act as a reference point” for all defence operations.

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