Military technology

Information systems, systems testing, impact of technology on operations, weaponry, interaction with human dimension, R&D agendas, industry connections, life cycles and defence acquisition, network centric warfare and network enabled capabilities.

Current Chair and contact for working group:

Professor Hannu Kari, Finnish National Defence University, hannu.kari@mil.fi

Past Chairs:

Professor Dr. Hannu Kari, Finnish National Defence University

Scope: the aim and purpose of the Working Group

(The entries below are placeholders, which should be updated by the Working Group Chair in consultation with participants and contributors to the group.)

International cooperation on questions of military science and technology may present challenges because of classified information and potential commercial value.  Operating in an international forum at an unclassified level, this working group seeks to raise awareness about open-source developments of broad interest to our institutional members. Participants may use the open forums for situational awareness about unclassified developments and ongoing research. 

Keyword descriptors

Military science, technology, cyber security, communications, networks, surveillance, targeting, surveillance, physics of armaments, military chemistry, CBRNE

Topics addressed in previous conferences

Surveillance systems on public transit; Digital Communications Interception and its Strategic Aspects; Trends in Unmanned Ground Vehicle Development; Methods to Improve Privacy Protection in Wireless Military Networks; Modeling imbalance of cyber operations between closed and open national networks; Brain-machine interface and the future soldier

Current Working Group Activities

The working group is looking for contributors to prepare an annual digest of new and influential materials, including books, journal articles, and research projects, for the benefit of participants and institutional members.

History of the Working Group

This is one of the original eight working groups of the ISMS established at Amsterdam in 2008.

Related Contact information

Czech Defence University journal, Advances in Military Technology 

Elsevier Journal, Defence Technology

2018 Conference on Defence Technology, Beijing, China, 21-25 October 2018