Digitalisation in Defence Market Research Report 2019-2023
Understanding the Digitalisation in Defence
Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
The Last Word
The Digital Transformation of the military ecosystem has started its journey, shifting traditional working processes, operations and level of services with a deep impact on delivering military capabilities. Digital technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Big Data, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and the Blockchain are progressively being leveraged each at the agency and operational levels to ease workflow and bring more efficiency to missions. However, there are several roadblocks slowing down the defence digitalisation due to the lack of technical maturity of these new technologies and the overall lack of security around them. Security is actually a crucial point, where a large spectrum of threats and concerns is holding military authorities from moving forward, starting from ensuring data integrity, its protection, to where it is hosted.
Similarly, these factors are delaying external players market penetration, notably from the IT sector and leading companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco etc. as these companies do not have all the military standards and required certifications approvals to be vetted by military entities and budget holders. There are also some concerns amongst military end-users on the robustness of these new technologies in the environments they operate. Besides, social acceptance within these IT conglomerates is also a key parameter to consider, with potential effects on further market penetration. Moreover, unlike any others commercial industries (retail, mobility, automotive, energy, chemicals, commercial aerospace and space, mass transport, etc.), the military ecosystem is envisioning the digital transformation as another tool in the toolbox and will invest in it only when essential benefits can be realised (life safety, faster deployments, ease of operability, etc.).
Each of these relevant aspects is included in this report, with use cases and actual and/or upcoming appl