Dr Ingar Olav Moen, the Director of Science and Technology Policy, with Defence R&D Canada, was responsible for science policy issues, strategic planning, technology forecasting and international R&D coordination. He joined the Defence Research Establishment Suffield in 1981, was responsible for R&D on Explosive Systems and Explosive Effects, and wrote many articles for FrontLine before he passed away in June 2006. He is missed by all who knew him.
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There is a growing emphasis to extract the maximum performance from existing shipboard sensors and weapons, as the threat evolves, technology advances and the cost to replace them become prohibitive.
The defence technology investment strategy identifies Simulation & Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, Rehearsal, and Training (SMARRT) as a key R&D activity for enabling the development of future force concepts and identifying future capabilities.
Compatibility studies between the network and its human operators are critical.
The Legal & Ethical Debate Rages On
The Defence R&D Canada Tiger Team Analysis of Transformation Implications tackled this challenge in its technical report, Transformation Concepts and Technologies.
A key concept for military transformation and future ops of the new security environment.
The future military is likely to include a collaborating, interoperable mix of humans and technologically smart entities, called Autonomous Intelligent Systems.