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How the Pentagon is using quantum technology to improve its military capabilities

29th August 2023 - 16:09 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


US lawmakers to allocate extra funds to quantum applied to armament systems. (Photo: US Army)

The US DoD has been conducting several initiatives in the area of quantum science, the study of the smallest possible units of matter and energy, and intends to deepen the efforts in FY2024 as it watches China make advances in defence.

In order to match the Chinese advancements in the defence realm, the Pentagon has been paying great attention to quantum science and the improvements it can provide to military capabilities.

Developments in this area can potentially allow for accessing advanced sensing solutions and faster, more efficient and more secure collecting applications in addition to new ways of storing, manipulating and communicating information.

Speaking to Shephard, Tom Halverson, a quantum scientist at the international technology supplier Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), pointed out that quantum sensing and quantum computing have direct applications to the military domain and ‘will have a

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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