British defense analysts have access to more data and information sources than ever before, but are desperate for mature automation tools to properly sift through them all, said the nation’s top intelligence officer.
Although the concept of operations still needs to be fleshed out, the MoD has identified several capability themes to be developed “over this autumn period to Christmas,” to be culminated in a new management strategy and implementation plan.
The U.K. Royal Navy wants a future fleet with its sensors and weapons disaggregated and its ships flexible enough to change missions as needed, as it acknowledges that traditional technology superiority may not be possible in the coming decades.
The European Commission has selected a consortium of companies, led by France’s Thales, to equip its navies against high-tech underwater threats including submarines, unmanned systems, and naval mines.
Will Roper, who served as the U.S. Air Force's top acquisition official during the Trump administration, will be advising the U.K. Royal Air Force on innovative technologies such as agile software development and digital engineering.