|Author (Person)||Schütz, Torben, Stanley-Lockman, Zoe|
|Publisher||European Union Institute for Security Studies (EU ISS)|
|Series Title||EUISS Brief|
|Series Details||No.30, November 2017|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
In recent months, the first 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was deployed to a combat zone, fighter jets completed successful test flights using 100% biofuel and power-generating gloves capable of keeping troops warm in cold climates were tested. New technologies are changing the face of warfare – as well as its logistical tail.
Recent innovations with military logistics applications have the potential to free up much-needed resources, rebalance force composition and offer operational benefits such as more distributed manoeuvre. Now the question is: for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, can emerging technologies reverse the trend of the ever-growing logistics tail of modern armed forces?
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Culture, Education and Research, Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|