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.
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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TechWatch Edition 6: Net-Zero 50 & Sustainability
In this podcast we were joined by Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE, discussing climate change, sustainability and particularly Net-Zero 50 and the defence sector.
TechWatch Edition 6: Modernising Platforms
This podcast explores updating our platforms and equipment for longevity into the future. Our participants include our UAS Technical Lead, Phil Briggs and our Land Autonomy Technical Lead, Tony Smith.
TechWatch Edition 4: Friends in high places
How can humans work together with machines in aerospace? In this podcast we chat to Bill Biggs, our autonomy campaign leader, on how we make the most of human-machine teams in air.