It is a time of significant change and uncertainty in defense. The war in Ukraine, geopolitical instability, climate change, and rapid developments in disruptive tech are all having an impact on how the US military operates and maintains overmatch. To maintain its operational advantage, the Pentagon will have to rapidly procure emerging technology, learn lessons from recent conflicts, and modernize to deal with an ever-changing geopolitical landscape. In this whitepaper, we explore the challenges that face the US military and how it, and wider industry, is responding.


Ukranian soldiers use unmanned drones for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, defense, and offense.