The Future of Warfare is Now – and It Is Electronic
Today’s weapons are more sophisticated and dangerous, its battles are more diverse and far-reaching and the stakes are more consequential than ever. That means the electronic components enabling the complicated systems used in the military battlespace from below the sea, to surface units, to airborne and orbital platforms must be equally as precise, dependable and coordinated.
Fortunately, we are developing the most exceptional weaponry, strategic infrastructure and well-equipped soldiers in history. The Ukrainian army has shown us that a motivated militia with conviction, desire and innovation can mobilize an elite web of equipment and communication to defy significantly larger enemy forces.
While what once was science fiction becomes science fact, many of today’s military and aerospace applications are steering away from the traditions and limitations of the past and embracing the possibilities that data and emergent technology offer. The result is the creation of a truly formidable military that can handle the greater urgency, complexity and infallibility requirements we now face. Here is how:
Whether it be the individual soldier or entire divisions, military forces today require equipment that is highly reliable, ruggedized and easily connected to allow for the rapid optimization of large amounts of data. Whether the mission is surveillance or countermeasures to detect and track, the stakes are high and system performance is non-negotiable. Battle tools must meet the strictest military-grade standards because lives are on the line and failures in the field are extremely costly. You only get one shot with a rocket; it must be precise.
Every soldier knows that battle plans change, equipment requires replacement and a constant and dependable flow of supplies is required for mission success. An army is only as good as the quality of its next-in-line soldiers and stand-by equipment. That requires a steady and reliable supply chain and savvy supply sources—from an ever-increasing network of suppliers—that is knowledgeable about specifications and stock new technologies.
Today’s battles are fought as much with brains and data as bullets and missiles. When everything is talking to everything else, a break in communication can be disastrous. Interconnected systems are only as effective as their weakest links, and troops on the ground cannot risk a six-cent component impacting a multi-million-dollar assembly. The Internet of Military Things—think Nett Warrior on a much larger scale—is becoming a far more comprehensive, complex and vital reality.
History has shown us that despite the size and sophistication of competing armies, it is often the most innovated and flexible one that prevails. The Ukrainians have been able to go digital and network their weapons, intelligence and communication faster and far more inexpensively than it has taken most countries decades to accomplish. The battlefield results against much larger, traditionally-equipped enemies demonstrate the wisdom of this action.
On today’s battlefield, where excuses are not good enough and supplying the military with product delivery on time every time is absolutely essential, our committed and courageous fighting forces need sources they can trust. TTI has supported aerospace and defense customers for over 50 years and continues to be dedicated to the highest standards of product excellence, availability and innovation along with responsive and collaborative customer service.
We are fully capable, prepared and eager to equip our customers for the future of fighting.
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