DEFTECH-SCAN July 2020

This DEFTECH SCAN reports on and assesses key developments in military technology and capability development taking place in June and July, a reporting period that saw particularly prominent activity in command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and unmanned systems capability categories.

As with all DEFTECH SCAN reports, the document includes examples of technology and capability development from defence and security communities across a range of countries with militaries of varying sizes and with different priorities, to include: China, Japan, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Russia, Canada, Israel, and Germany.

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The Society & Technology project from DEFTECH – Your opinion matters !

The aim of this project is to evaluate the limits of social acceptance of technologies and their civilian and military applications in a social environment that is as heterogeneous as possible. In order to achieve it, we need you help and support!

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The Project

Our time is characterized by technologies that develop very quickly. These developments allow for applications that were still considered pure science fiction a few years ago. A successful market launch of such products depends largely on their social acceptance. This applies to both the civil and military sectors. In democratic states, an army cannot avoid considering the social acceptance of technologies and their applications in its planning processes.

The aim of this project is to evaluate the limits of social acceptance of technologies and their applications in a social environment that is as heterogeneous as possible. We need your help to achieve this. Express your opinion. It is up to you to decide on which technologies you wish to express an opinion.

The first phase is to gather as many ideas as possible about what applications a technology could have and whether you consider them to be acceptable or unacceptable. In a second stage we will visualize these ideas and subject them to further evaluation. If you leave us your email address when filling out the forms, we will make the survey results available to you on our platform.

We are curious about your answers!

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This gathering of opinions takes place until: May 31st 2020

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DEFTECH-SCAN January 2020

This report contains mentions of developments, activities, and entities in 14 countries / regions. The breadth of countries referenced is both intentional and indicative; that is, it is designed to demonstrate at least three levels of impact of technology and capability development, diffusion, and deployment beyond large militaries such as those in the United States, China, and Russia.

First, more small and mid-sized militaries are taking advantage of technology diffusion and new requirements to develop advanced technology-enabled capabilities. Saudi Arabian Military Industry’s decision in January to develop a national counter-drone program is a useful example. So, too, is the recent incorporation of facial recognition software into Turkey’s KARGUS drone. This dynamic is unlikely to slow.

Second, the implications of new technology-enabled capabilities and the military and geopolitical competitions they create or amplify are broad and frequently unpredictable. The C4ISTAR section of this report details use of tools and technologies in support of layered Russian disinformation campaigns that affected entities in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, Lithuania, and Switzerland. Similarly, the emphasis on uses of technologies such as artificial intelligence and bio and neuro-technologies has already generated important questions about ethics and norms of use that are of interest to militaries of all sizes.

Third, as new technology-driven capabilities are actually deployed the need for small and mid-sized militaries to prioritize capabilities critical to complementing the new capabilities of allies and partners or counter ingthose of potential competitors or adversaries becomes more urgent.

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