Quantum Technologies | SETA Emerging Military Technologies Series .4.

This study discusses in detail the historical development of quantum technology and its military and civilian applications as well as potential future developments.

Quantum technology takes advantage of the fundamental laws of nature to reach the limits of detection, imaging, communication, and calculation. As such, it promises to enable mankind to gain access to certain skills that continue to seem impossible to master. Considering other emerging types of technology, including nanotechnology, biotechnology, space technology, artificial intelligence, and robotics, that point becomes clearer. At the same time, quantum technology’s military and civilian applications (such as encryption, information security, communication, intelligence, radars, and stealth) continue to develop rapidly.

There is reason to believe that quantum technology may be used in quantum sensors, communication and computer units, fixed platforms, and autonomous aerial, naval, and land vehicles as well as within the spheres of influence of satellites for improved situational awareness. All those elements would make it possible to observe the theater of war and the enemy in a highly realistic manner. Furthermore, future armies shall be quantum armies and their commanders will be products of the quantum information generation. Accordingly, this study discusses in detail the historical development of quantum technology and its military and civilian applications as well as potential future developments.

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