Kopp has a PhD and MSc degrees, which were supervised by Prof. Chris Wallace at Monash University.
Kopp has published in many prominent defense and security publications on matters of aerospace technology, stealth, information warfare and Australian defence policy. These included Defence Today, Air International, Journal of Electronic Defense, Jane's Missiles and Rockets, Australian Aviation and the Asia Pacific Defence Reporter.
Kopp is a proponent of the F-22 and has published many articles and papers criticising the selection of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and is a co-founder of the Air Power Australia strategy think tank.
Kopp has been warning against the dangers of an electromagnetic pulse bomb since the 1990s.
Kopp's computer science research effort currently encompasses ad hoc networking, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) support protocols, network-centric warfare, exploitation of radars for high speed datalink applications, and the information theory underpinning Information Warfare, where he previously contributed much of the foundation theory.
Kopp is a Research Fellow in Regional Military Strategy at the Monash Asia Institute in Melbourne.
Kopp lectures in computer science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Kopp produced a Strategic Insight series paper dealing with the Wedgetail AEW&C system for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra, and remains actively engaged in the public debate on Australian defence policy.
Kopp is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association of Old Crows.