Conceptual Approach to Multi-Domain Operations


This article delves into multi-domain operations in the context of future warfighting. A multi-domain approach to operations is being progressively implemented in allied nations and within NATO, as well. It should also become a core interest for the Czech Republic, even if the sea and space domains do not represent the crucial area of potential operational engagement of the Army of the Czech Republic. The complexity of operations in a complex operating environment requires mutual interaction across all operational domains. The integration of the physical and virtual spheres of operations suggests that operations planning cannot be strictly oriented to individual operational domains. The interaction between operational domains must be perceived as a sine qua non for effective planning and conducting military operations. This is also a fundamental prerequisite for the successful activity of forces in a complex operating environment.

Zdeněk PETRÁŠ, PhD. (Colonel ret.) born in 1964, in 1989 graduated from the Military College of Land Forces in Vyskov (CZE). In 2008, he completed master´s degree at the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris, in defence industry dynamics. In 2016, he obtained PhD. degree in economics and management program at the University of Defence Brno (CZE), specialising in military capability assessment. After several years spent as a staff officer at the General Staff of the Czech Forces and in NATO and EU military structures, he currently works as a researcher-fellow at the Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies. He is systematically engaged in issues related to defence planning and he is an author of a few articles and publications dealing with this topic.

Country: Czech Republic


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