Expected increase in defense spending will put emerging military technologies into spotlight and will accelerate acceptance and deployment of the following weapon systems: electromagnetic railgun, high energy military lasers and quantum computing. Yes, quantum computer is a weapon system too, capable to break into enemy communications, accelerate critical calculations by magnitudes of order and protect networks.
Why are these emerging military technologies extremely important for Pentagon to give priority and spend money on them? For several reasons:
- Our enemies do not have them, they are not even close to what we have in a pretty advanced stages.
- These technologies are game changers at both tactical and strategic levels.
- They tend to be more on defensive rather than offensive side, though they have both.
- once these technologies mature, it’s doing much more with less.