What new military technology will be in use in 2020?
Power competition, counter-terrorism, and quantum computing are among the leading trends that will shape U.S. defense strategy. With 2020 just around the corner, you should expect to see a mix of innovations and return of 2019 patterns that align with these strategies. Below is the new military technology to look forward to in 2020 and beyond!
Instant Language Translation
With the significant growth of global access as a means of communication, the DoD receives a high volume of information at a high speed. The language diversity and the media through which this information is received creates a challenge of identifying and acting on it. There’s also a need to communicate with non-English speaking locals of foreign countries, which is difficult and costly for the DoD.
Instant Language Translation is not an entirely new military technology as it was developed by DARPA in 2011 when it launched the Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT) program. The program is deployed in handheld devices and translates any language in real-time. BOLT enables communication with non-English speaking populations. Currently, the system only works with Iraqi Arabic, but as we enter 2020, DARPA hopes to expand it to other languages.
Matrix-Like Virtual Reality Training
For the past decade, soldiers have been using video games, virtual reality, and simulations for combat training. The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) hopes to improve the training through immersing soldiers fully in virtual reality. The new military technology is a wall-sized V.R. system that projects a high-resolution virtual field at 180-degree horizontal in front of a soldier. The project allows modeling of the environments after real locations, and soldiers can use handheld devices for aiming and moving around.
After drones in the sky and self-driving cars on the road, you should expect to see un-crewed vehicles in the water in the future. According to DARPA, they have completed the construction of an autonomous underwater vehicle, which is driven by artificial intelligence. As part of the agency’s commitment to quality, they’ve used the following strategies to secure the military electronic components of the submarine from the target environment:
Resin casting for limited pressure and water protection
Pressure housing to act as a barrier to the water and force outside
Pressure Balanced Oil Field (PBOF) enclosures used in alignment with pressure tolerant mechanic components to protect the automotive electronic components from seawater
The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) hopes to pull the DoD into the modern computer era and enable the application of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence. The 10-year, $10 billion government contract will be handed to one company, Amazon or Microsoft, which will serve as the exclusive cloud computing provider for the DoD. The two companies have I.T./datacenter hardware across the world and have a history of working with the government.
This new military tech will allow the DoD to modernize its infrastructure such that responsible parties ranging from employees in the U.S. to soldiers can access, manipulate, and support artificial intelligence innovations.
Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS)
The government, various consumer industries, and the military have hundreds of satellites hovering up in geosynchronous orbit. But every time these satellites require servicing, someone has to go up there and repair. That won’t be the case in the future as DARPA’s RSGS program is developing Robotic Service Vehicles that can be sent into space for remotely servicing and maintaining the satellites. DARPA will supply the aerospace electronic components and partner with another company on the deployment of the project.
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