未来技术前景——辩护的见解,分析和意义:案例研究文档RESULT

Future Technology Landscapes: Insights, analysis and implications for defence, Case Study Documentation

发布机构 [20001]兰德公司

发布时间 2020-01-01

项目人员 Tess Hellgren, Maryse Penny, Matt Bassford

主题 网络犯罪;网络安全;新兴技术;能源资源;军事购置和采购;军事技术

年份 2020

 

摘要:

The context for defence innovation has changed significantly recently for two reasons. First, the past five years saw significant declines in both research and development (R&D) and research and technology (R&T) budgets, while sustained austerity is expected to continue to shape available defence spending. The declining investment in defence innovation and technology development presents a particular threat to the long-term sustainability of the defence research base. These changes have reinforced a wider trend in recent decades: the shift of the innovation centre of gravity from defence to the civilian sector. Leveraging civil investment — and ensuring that defence investment is targeted in areas where it can most add value — is critical. In January 2013 RAND Europe was commissioned by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to conduct a study on the future landscape of defence technology development. The primary focus of the study was to help the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) assess and harness wider investment in relevant UK technology areas. The specific objectives of the study were to: Identify where MOD and non-MOD investments in R&T are likely to shape future UK technology capability of relevance to defence Explore enablers and barriers for the MOD in maximising the impact of its increasingly limited R&T budget.