It is no surprise that the world has progressed so far through technology. With more technological advancements coming our way, the world is beginning to change at a fast pace – and it is important that none of us are left behind.
Many industries have taken advantage of technology to boost their own work productivity, such as the medical sector, educational sector, and many more. On the other hand, the military industry has been slowly progressing in its journey to add better technological aspects to its business system.
The Benefit of Bringing Technology to the Military
There are a number of reasons why the influence of technology is exactly what the military needs right now. Here are some of the common reasons that include:
Gaining Competitive Edge
During the Cold War, the Defense Department became a technological innovation hub that produced many devices that revolutionized military operations. However, these innovations have been limited over the past couple of decades, but by picking up these practices once again, we can ensure that the military industry has a competitive edge among all sectors in the professional world.
Once the military makes use of technology, they can bring about the introduction of game-changing defense mechanisms that can counter any cyber or real-life attacks that threaten their security.
Through the use of automated systems, collected data can help the military better understand how to fortify themselves more effectively. Additionally, this can also help them to understand cyber-attacks better and use their technological defenses to counter potential threats ahead of time.
There has been some significant progress in the military field, thanks to the efforts of professionals like Robert Edwin Douglas – an accomplished businessman, inventor, and engineer associated with image processing and 3D technology, and the man who founded Douglas Labs Inc., D3D Technologies Inc, Opic Technologies Inc and TPMI LLC.
In the past fifteen years of his professional career, Dr. Douglas has been working with Douglas Labs, Inc., and is known for being one of the most prolific inventors in the United States. He has been highly acclaimed for having designed, developed, and successfully tested an array of 3D technologies that are being utilized in various industries, especially the military.
When Dr Douglas served actively in the United States Army, he held the position of a Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer of the 187th Airborne Infantry 101st Airborne Division. In addition to that, he was also the Company Commander and Infantry Battalion S-3 Americal Division in Vietnam.
Dr. Douglas has also served as the Director of Systems Analysis at Lockheed Martin, where he led the efforts of many military weapon systems such as the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile, the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night, the Longbow fire control, the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, etc. Eventually, his work as a key analyst in the Department of Defense allowed him to become a member of the United States Army Science Board for more than two decades.