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TechWatch is our quarterly horizon-scanning technology publication. Today’s defence industry is ill-informed on which technologies might fundamentally disrupt it in the future. In order to adopt the very best innovations and processes in current and future operations, we need to keep in touch with developments in industries outside of our own.

TechWatch is a comprehensive assessment of technologies that will change the face of defence. Our experts study tech trends and developments, whilst also considering the practical applicability of them in our customers’ markets.

With a rich understanding of defence and national security, we are well equipped to guide you on where to place your technology bets for the future.

Our seventh edition: A quantum leap of faith

Whilst much of the developed world is now honing in on pandemic recovery, this edition helps maintain the future-gazing focus on technologies that undoubtedly have the ability to transform the way we operate.

We extract the most important parts of these developments for defence and security, assessing in particular quantum technologies and directed energy and effects. We’ve also got a ‘spotlight on’ feature for the first time, since supply chain resilience deserved a mention here - the roll-out of new technology must be coupled with an ‘ecosystem’ approach to supply chains.


  • Q&A with Roger McKinlay, Challenge Director, Quantum Technologies UK R&I in our Quantum Technologies Deep Dive
  • Q&A with David Stoudt, President, Directed Energy Professional Society in our Directed Energy and Effects Deep Dive
  • Spotlight on supply chain resilience 2-pager feature piece

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