DEFTECH-SCAN September 2020

This DEFTECH SCAN reports on and assesses key developments in military technology and capability development taking place from late July through mid-September. It includes developments from the United States—which saw an especially active reporting period—Russia, China, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and India among other countries involved in the discussion around the ethics and safety of defence and security applications of artificial intelligence.

The reporting period included at least three especially significant defence technology breakthroughs in the United States: 1) the shock announcement of the flying in the real world of a digitally designed sixth generation fighter jet; 2) the victory of an artificial intelligence algorithm over a human pilot in a virtual dogfight; and 3) the interception of a manoeuvrable cruise missile by a hypervelocity projective fired from a howitzer.

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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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