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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 eleventh edition: Otherworldly - The emergence of the Metaverse in defence

In this edition we are delving into the world of emerging technology; exploring current and upcoming technological advancements, debunking myths, and featuring real-world examples of agile innovation. 

To begin with, we take a deep dive into the Metaverse, exploring the reality of the technological buzzword we’ve all heard before. We look at the importance of hardware in driving forward the development of Metaverse software, address the many challenges that developers face, and consider the applications of the Metaverse within the defence industry.

The second deep dive attempts to demystify cyber – another technological concept that, despite being integral to today’s defence and security landscape, remains subject to misconception. We address common myths with aim to ‘debunk’ them and consider how people are the most important component for the success and advancement of cyber systems.

We also have a feature on the Ukraine conflict - addressing how Ukraine is showcasing the importance of prototype warfare and agile process within Defence. 

Other highlights include:

  • Q&A with Amanda Coleman, Principal Research Scientist at Improbable
  • Shape-shifting robots
  • Brain-Computer interface can guess the words you hear

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