With the advancement of technology over the last 20 years specifically on telecommunication and nuclear fronts, big changes have emerged on the military operations and wartime preparations across the world led by USA from one front and the other global developers of technological war fares.
It is not a secret that majority of countries’ budgets are invested behind getting an edge through development of high technological weapons that can increase efficiencies for the military soldiers and provide them more protection in terms of operating in harsh conditions.
Advanced drones and radar cameras are turning the warfare game upside down. The availability of long-range cameras that can track multiple targets, do the required analysis and leave military leaders with well defined options and targets have become one of the pillars that different army units base their success upon.
Border protection has never been easier than now. With the right tools and technology, military can not only make good cost savings but also save lives and reduce dependency on human being and free themselves from the usual human errors even if we talk about a small percentage, this small percentage can mean life or death for some soldiers.
To create the potential for military revolution when combined with other kinds of available technologies as well as new operational and strategic concepts. Different technological areas have witnessed major innovations like chemical and biological sensors, radio communications, laser communications, radio-frequency weapons and nonlethal weapons. The remaining 19 categories of key military technologies like ground combat vehicles, aircraft, ships, and rockets, seemed likely to advance at only modest or moderate rates. Crucially, however, putting aside robotics, I do not believe that any of the remaining 26 areas of technology did in fact undergo revolutionary change.
However, when it comes to combining technologies into systems and operational concepts that can be instrumental in fighting wars, the human dimension of organizational performance, influenced by the external combat environment as well as domestic and bureaucratic politics, introduces new variables into the mix.
Military-relevant technology can fall into one of the following four categories. Sensors, that collect information needed by military. Computer and communications systems that process data. Third are major weapons platforms and key enabling technologies for those platforms. Finally, any other types of weapons systems and other technologies.
To conclude, technology is changing the war game and redefining critical success factors among military powers and armies through out the world.