Control project, which is due for delivery in 2006. This paper presents a view from the perspective of the Project Support Network in DSTO, on paths for capability growth and on the technological possibilities and limitations for growth. Besides technology maturity, an important driver for the decisions to be made on upgrades and the addition of capability will be how Wedgetail is to be employed. AEW&C operations will be influenced by the changing nature of conflict, emerging threats and global trends towards Network Enabled Operations. The Wedgetail mission system is primed for growth since the software architecture is component based and uses distributed computing. Many of the possibilities identified can be implemented in software. Automation of functions in software has much potential, but must be done in a way which has operators and the system working as a team
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