onsdag 26. april 2017

China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield

Last year, China launched the world’s first quantum satellite (aka Micius) demonstrating Chinese rapid advances in quantum information science. Beijing is clear-eyed about the potential strategic implications quantum technologies will hold for future warfare. Some Chinese analysts have even compared the strategic impact of quantum power with nuclear weapons

Worryingly for the Pentagon, Chinese strategists appear confident that quantum communications capabilities are already deployable for “local wars” in China’s “near-seas.” If China is able to leapfrog the United States to become the world’s first “quantum power” it will pose a serious challenge to U.S. military-technological superiority — especially to U.S. military stealth and intelligence gathering capabilities. Read more