Defense Tech Trends & the CXO: Why We Should Care

Defense Tech Trends & the CXO: Why We Should Care

When we mention the term “Defense Tech” or “Defense Technology”, repeatedly we seem to automatically consider high-speed armored transports and tanks, new powerful and intelligent artillery and aircraft whose performance now seems to surpass the human pilots' ability to manually control it while within the skies. These technologies also seem out of reach to us sometimes as technology leaders and even more so, seem to possess nothing to try to with us or our organizations.

First, let’s check out how Defense Technology makes its way into our everyday lives as organizational leaders and civilians. Don’t believe me? Let’s check out a couple of obvious examples. have you ever looked for anything on the web recently? the web exists primarily due to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration or DARPA and although we are on the thanks to 20 billion connected devices next year, the web as we all know it today started life because of the ARPANET with only 4 connected devices in 1969. How about going to Aunt Jean’s house within the Bronx the opposite day….did you employ GPS? Well, after MIT scientists in 1957 realized that they might track Sputnik’s location supported the signals it had been emitting utilizing the Doppler effect, the primary functional GPS for tracking submarines was operational by the Department of Defense only 2 years later in 1959. 

We could discuss the apparent and high-profile emerging trends in Defense Technology like autonomous military vehicles, intelligent drones, missile defense systems, and high-powered laser systems, but I feel it’s more important to debate several underlying technologies that are crossing boundaries and disciplines as we've never seen before. They’re now components of all the above-mentioned systems also as all other military defense systems emerging, and therefore the enhancement and advancement of those specific technologies are getting to change everything about the way we live and add the longer term. The technologies I'm pertaining to are both AI (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and Blockchain Technology are understood primarily from its emergence because of the supporting infrastructure of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

To remain competitive as a defense contractor today, the use of AI/ML in defense systems has become an absolute requirement for all new defense system BAA’s and proposals 

This pronouncement shouldn't come as a big surprise to anyone, but it's important to think about the how and why of what these technologies are going to be affecting within the near and distant future. Anyone who has ever crunched numbers to form a choice, whether buying a car or choosing a stock understands how important it's to possess data from various sources to form an honest decision. Within the case of the car, who do I do know who drives this model? What percentage of that model was sold? What's the security record of the vehicle? Then on. But we also know that we are limited to the standard of the choice we make supported the quantity of knowledge we've available to us and by the limited processing capacity of our minds. However, the recent emergence of huge inexpensive data storage devices, high-speed Gigabit networks, distributed processing systems like Hadoop (HDFS), and commercially available machine learning software systems have now made it in order that we don't need to accept a coffee quality of decision or maybe one that involves a smidgeon of instinct thereto. Imagine making the proper decision every time?

To remain competitive as a contractor today, the utilization of AI/ML in defense system s has become an absolute requirement for all new defense system BAA and proposals. If the new system being proposed isn’t brooding about what it’s doing then learning from it so it doesn't make an equivalent mistake subsequent time, it'll probably not be considered for implementation within the military at some point within the future. As a trend in Defense Tech, the discussion of Machine Learning implementation crosses all boundaries and is ubiquitous and pervasive through all current technologies and can be an absolute requirement shortly for all newly proposed defense systems.

The second area of Defense Technology which will be present altogether defense project discussions and proposals within the future are going to be Blockchain technology. Once you see nearly all major management System providers investing millions in commercializing proprietary Blockchain technology, we must stop and take an honest check out why this might be and what it means for Defense Tech. the solution originates from our most pressing and overwhelming global issue of the day. Cybersecurity. With the ever-increasing number of attacks, the complexity of attacks, the number of successful attacks, and the really low number of incriminations, the combined losses from theft and price of recovery are now estimated to be within the trillions. It’s recently become obvious by industry leaders and defense contractors that one among the foremost promising paradigm-shifting technologies currently alive that have the potential to virtually eliminate cybersecurity risks as we all know them today and to guard military secrets and transmissions at an unprecedented level is Blockchain technology. The proven combination of block data storage and advanced RSA-256 encryption makes the storage solution incredibly secure and nearly impossible to crack under the right management. It’s easy to foresee that almost all future defense tech systems are going to be using blockchain systems in some capacity for his or her sensitive and secret operational data.

In summary, no matter what advancements we are considering within the realm of Defense Technology, two of the trends that we are seeing, and can still see, are going to be the implementation of Machine Learning algorithms to reinforce the performance of the defense system through AI, and therefore the implementation or replacement of traditional management Systems or file data solutions with Blockchain technology to form the sensitive data stored within the defense system highly secure and unusable within the wrong hands.

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