Ever since technology began to immerse itself in various business fields worldwide, it was inevitable that it would soon reach the military industry as well and lead inventors to create phenomenal creations to help evolve military operations to their highest potential.
Over the years, the military has undergone a number of changes as technological innovations continue to take over and significantly amplify the impact of the military industry around the world. A prime example of this can be seen through the contributions made by Robert Edwin Douglas – a highly acclaimed person in business, an inventor, and an engineer associated with image processing and 3D technology.
In the past fifteen years of his professional career, Dr. Douglas has founded several establishments, such as Douglas Labs Inc., D3D Technologies Inc, Opic Technologies Inc, and TPMI LLC. His work in the military industry has allowed him to gain a widespread reputation, especially for his abilities in designing, developing, and testing an array of 3D technologies being utilized all over the world.
As an experienced military strategist, Dr. Douglas has worked on creating a number of patents throughout his career, which helped to improve the operations of Virtual Reality displays, Augmented Reality displays, the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, and many more.
As the Director of Systems Analysis at Lockheed Martin, Dr. Douglas 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, etc. Naturally, his work on various systems in the military sector has proven to be significantly useful to soldiers worldwide. In fact, as a key analyst in the Department of Defense, he ended up becoming a member of the United States Army Science Board, where he served for more than 20 years.
As a technological expert, Dr. Douglas believes that looking out for future trends can help innovators in the industry to know what they need to focus on and how they can take the next step toward their innovative ventures.
Adopting AI for defense enhancements in the computational military can be used for surveillance, intelligence, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Making use of computer vision enables secure equipment management and gives power to autonomous weapon systems, thus reducing soldier casualties.
By giving leverage to machine learning and digital twin technology, manufacturers for defense can test new military product iterations and then enable maintenance for military assets.
Many technological systems can become victims of cybercrimes, even military systems, potentially leading to the loss of classified information and damaging the entire system exponentially.
However, prescriptive security technology makes use of AI, cybersecurity, and automation to detect potential threats and then use them to reduce cybercrime activities. Moreover, connecting military security systems to major institutions and nuclear security are some of the main areas of focus where cyber security must be more focused. In addition, militaries are also developing offensive cyber warfare capabilities that range from malware and ransomware to phishing crimes.