2020 market report: Programmes and investments in disruptive technologies in defence

2020 market report: Programmes and investments in disruptive technologies in defence

Key NATO nations are focusing on disruptive innovation and allocate more resources for data collection, management and dissemination to transform ISR and C2 through AI, machine learning and cloud-like IT infrastructure for the Defence enterprise. Ahead of this year’s Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation, Defence iQ and Rowden technologies compiled this report highlighting investment trends, priorities and current programmes in disruptive technologies for armed forces across NATO. The report also includes a Foreward from Robert Harper MBE, CEO of Rowden Technologies, along with an article on "Why an Iterative Approach to Research Exploitation Will See Value Added From AI in Strategic Planning Sooner than We Might Think" from Rowden Technologies.

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  • Know top acquisition and upgrade priorities from countries that will be present at Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation
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Download the report to learn more about programmes and strategies from countries and organizations that will attend Disruptive Technology for Defence Transformation such as:

Australia - The Royal Australian Air Force is currently working with Boeing Australia to build a self-piloted warplane designed to fly alongside manned aircraft

Canada - Release of the Canadian Data Strategy in September 2019 which aims to enhance decision-making, improve agility of capabilities and increase effectiveness and efficiency of defence programmes through the use of data

France – Contract awarded by the DGA to Thales and Dassault Aviation to equip the French Army’s future strategic intelligence aircraft Falcon X with the CUGE universal EW capability

Germany - Army’s Armoured Infantry Brigade 37 is undergoing training on off-the-shelf software to get ready for its digitalization

Italy - A new bill put forward to the Italian parliament in January 2020 is calling for the creation of Italy’s own version of DARPA

NATO – creation of NATO’s emerging disruptive technology road map by Allied Command Transformation

United Kingdom – A look into the Defence Technology Framework and Defence Innovation Priorities (DIP) approach, the Integrated Review of foreign policy, defence, security and international development, and the UK MOD’s Digital and Information Technologies (D&IT) strategy; investment of an initial £1 million into DASA’s Intelligent Ship – The Next Generation; MSubs awarded a £1 million contract for a testbed for an extra-large unmanned underwater vehicle

The U.S. – A look into DOD’s acquisition and sustainment efforts; objective of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to build an information environment for intelligence, known as the Machine-assisted Analytic Rapid-repository System; update on the Air Force’s three “vanguard” programmes, Skyborg, Golden Horde and NTS-3

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