Cutting-Edge Technology That Armies Are Inventing And Employing Could Be Of Use In Building Your Business Strategy

Pravir Ishvarlal
June 3, 2022

Cutting-Edge Technology That Armies Are Inventing And Employing Could Be Of Use In Building Your Business Strategy

Throughout history, technology has been the primary source of military innovation and current capabilities are undergoing considerable changes. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Robotics, and the Internet of Military Things (IoMT) are all major trends in defence operations and military effectiveness.

Now, let™s explore three cutting-edge technologies that armies are inventing and employing, as well as their uses in business.

Digital Twins

Physical workouts are often expensive and conspicuous in today’s armed services. Soldiers™ combat suits, helmets, weapons systems, and other gear all include sensing and computing devices that capture a range of stable and high-powered biometrics, allowing for the creation of a digital twin.

In short, a digital twin is a virtual representation of a physical object, process, or service. Certainly, a digital twin is created by digitising data collected from physical entities and fuses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and IoT technologies to update and improve itself.

How this technology creates value?

  • Healthcare: Digital twins produce virtual twins of patients. Smartphone or wristwatch sensors send health information back to a digital twin used to monitor and predict a patient’s well-being.
  • Insurance/Banking: Digital twins connected to smart devices help insurers manage or prevent risk rather than compensating for it, preventing damages before they happen. In banking, digital twins trained on current interactions and prior performance improve procedures and product releases.
  • Human Resources: Consider an employee’s digital twin to be a virtual representation of their human equivalent. The software captures employee behaviour and work routines to construct a virtual counterpart that is used by companies to improve employee experiences and services.
  • Manufacturing: Digital twins work in tandem with sensors that manufacturers use to gather vital information on production processes. These smart manufacturing systems collect data that can be utilized to improve system designs, test products, and track asset maintenance.

Combat drones have grown in popularity in recent years because they can stay in the air for extended periods, are much less expensive than military aircraft, and can be flown remotely with little risk to the operator.

Drones can help businesses gain strategic and competitive advantages by enhancing service and delivery access and enabling data science and computer vision in various industries.

How this technology creates value?
  • Healthcare: Drones have shown remarkable promise in a variety of healthcare settings. Drones for telehealth and virtual care have been one of the most significant applications and are being used to deliver healthcare supplies and goods all around the world.
  • Insurance: Insurers in South Africa have begun deploying drones to inspect claims. Drones show dangerous regions by aerial inspection, allowing insurers to react swiftly and act at the early stages of damage. Drones are also used for insurance purposes to ensure that a worksite is safe and free of concealed risks.
  • Agriculture: Drones in agriculture can be utilized for a variety of tasks, including precision agriculture, weed control, fertiliser distribution, and field management. Reduced operating expenses, greater crop quality, and increased yield rate are among the benefits.
  • Security: Advances in computer vision have considerably increased the use of drones for image and video stream analytics in law enforcement and security.
Cyber Defence

The basic definition of war fighting is shifting due to a rapidly growing technical battlefield. The importance of cybersecurity in national security strategy is growing as cyberterrorism has made headlines and drawn the attention of lawmakers, security experts, and the public.

In principle, AI is the ideal solution for cybersecurity, as security data grows at an exponential rate and traditional processing methods begin to fail. Some of the industry’s new technologies include predictive defence and hybrid cloud deployments.


In conclusion, The military technology discussed in this article is only a small part of the picture. To expand, Nanotechnology, Virtual Reality, and Blockchain are some of the other technologies that will revolutionize the world as we know it. Lastly, New opportunities are identified early and developing technologies that can be integrated into your firm can help you gain a competitive advantage.

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy are the noise before defeat. – Sun Tzu (The Art of War)