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 Blockchain are being progressively leveraged at both the agency and operational levels to ease workflow and bring more efficiency to missions.
The rise of digital platforms is empowering the military, enabling better continuity of operations and bringing armed forces at a new level of combat readiness. However, the Digital Transformation is also bringing new players into the marketplace, where traditional industries have been used for decades to well-established business and working processes. From now on, a progressive impregnation of commercial services is witnessed across the military, with a growing appetite for SaaS models, ready for deployment, data monetization and pay as you go types of services, due to constrained defence budgets.
The technologies of the defense industry are in the early stages of a seismic shift: artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are changing defense now and will enable intelligent warfare in the decades to come. These technologies will have a correspondingly tectonic effect on defense contractors. In the near term, N2N.ai can help to incorporate AI into the design of traditional battle networks which will vastly improve performance of current platforms and forces.
Robotics and AI technologies are on the brink of reshaping defense, and it is relying more and more on technologies from commercial players outside the defense industry. Without deliberate moves to compete in the emerging AI and robotics spaces, traditional defense contractors face a downward spiral of disruption and declining relevance. The good news is that, in terms of market insights and data, traditional contractors should have a structural advantage over new entrants. But to avoid segment retreat and win in these emerging markets, they need to work with AI innovation company likes N2N.ai to take deliberate steps to capitalize on their advantages, starting today.