DEFTECH is a continuous effort part of the Technology Foresight research program at Armasuisse Science & Technology in collaboration with Envisioning. Below you can find the results of our yearly research projects.
DEFTECH 2017 follows the methodology of Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in an attempt to numerically qualify the mapped technologies from 1 to 9 according to their maturation: from a concept beginning to be translated to applied research and development to an actual system that has already been proven to function properly after having successfully been released in a relevant environment.
Artificial intelligence is no longer science fiction. In this study, we mapped and analysed dozens of emerging technologies that combine artificial intelligence & robotics with defense applications. In that, we found that they have an indisputable potential to change the battlefield - from ground, air and sea to the cyberspace - generating new paradigms and remodeling defense as we know it.