Loading Events
  • This event has passed.
Lethal Autonomy as the New Reality


Presented by:

Dr. Malcolm G. Tutty, Research Fellow, RAAF Air and Space Power Centre, Senior Lecturer UNSW and ITEA BoD

Over the last few decades, defence communication and information systems have been increasing the complexity and interconnectedness of systems that has pervaded society more broadly throughout the Information Age.  Even more than society in the broad, Western Departments of Defence (DoDs) have sought to attain information dominance at the same time as it struggles with lethal autonomy. The result has been a large number of complex systems, system-of-systems and families-of-system-of-systems in both the physical, human and information domains.  How should we address fully Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS) as Network-Enabled Weapons (NEW), directed energy and cyber warfare become more attractive and where does human command and control of Lethal AWS sit with responsible use of artificial intelligence and ensuring information assurance?

This presentation examines the UN and Australian perspective and the System of Controls and Advanced Control Directives being proposed to address the implications of Lethal AWS and NEWs for human decision making in their employment. Given the complex systems and key assurance initiatives being pursued systematically by the US, UK and Australian DoD initiatives to effect these more integrated, interoperable and information-assured (I3A) capabilities, while also ensuring these capabilities remain resilient to the new cyber threats using ethically-aligned approaches to experimentation, test & evaluation and employment.


ITEA’s Virtual Lunch and Learn Series is an unclassified session open to ITEA members. Each presentation is 45-60 minutes long including Q&As.  *For a limited time, we will allow non members to attend one session as a courtesy and opportunity to partake in these T&E Technical Exchanges.


Want to Present?

Submit abstract submission form to lunchandlearn@itea.org

Click here to download the form.

Presentations at ITEA events should:

  • Contribute technically sound knowledge in a particular area of test and evaluation; and,
  • Not be commercial, marketing, or “infomercial” in nature. The presentation’s introductory slide is the only slide that may contain the presenter’s company name and / or logo. Presentations that promote specific companies, organizations, products, or services are strictly prohibited.


Event Details


26 - 26 Mar 2024


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Location Map


March 26
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Event Category:


8001 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819 United States
View Venue Website