Military across the globe are always looking forward to the cutting edge technology for their military operations to leg up in the competition. Officials in the defence agencies are particulary interested the technology’s distributed consensus and anonymity capabilities. So far China, Russia and USA seem to express the most interest in the research of this cutting edge technology “Blockchain” for the purpose of its usage into Military, General National Defence, and for Cyber related endeavours.
The Military Paradigm Shift
The Entities in the United States have been looking into blockchain for a while. The 2018 National Defence Authorisation Act, Section 1646 stipulates the assessment of Blockchain for military employment purposes. The Government Accountability report 2015 highlights the issues with DoD’s system for tracking and delivering supplies. Blockchain has been able to partially rectify this problem in the non-military areas specifically Palm Oil Industry.
Besides United States, Russia has been putting into thought about blockchain. Russian news sources in June wrote about the creation of the Research Labs which will be dedicated to understanding the execution of Blockchain to counter Cyber Attacks.
Immediately after 2 months, the Russian news outlet TASS reported about how Blockchain might find its way into Russian Defence System if they:
“Quickly Introduce Russian Cryptographic Algorithms into the International Standard of Blockchain.”
Arrival of Blockchain in China
China very well focuses on the part about “Blockchain not Bitcoin”. With the current volatility and the regulation problems, China is still not into Crypto but attracted by the promising cutting edge technology and is the only reason for their optimism toward Blockchain.
The research in Blockchain in China is still slim but various articles published in 2016 advocates the use of Blockchain by the Chinese Defence and Security Officials for variety of Tasks including the Information Storage of Weapon Lifecycle and general logistical improvements.
Believe it or not, Blockchain has been one of the trending terms in the Defence Industry worldwide and its not far when this technology will influence the world security in the optimistic manner.
What other application can you think of Blockchain in the Military Sector? let us know in the comment section below.
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