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Quantum technology attracts French attention

6th January 2022 - 16:46 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira

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Quantum technology works at the sub-atomic scale by using particles smaller than an atom. (Photo: French MoD)

The French MoD has launched a national quantum computing platform that will perform calculations up to 1 billion times faster than conventional computing. The system will be available to researchers and specialists.

Keen to harness the potential of quantum technology, the French MoD launched a national quantum computing platform on 4 January. It will be available to researchers and specialists enabling them to perform certain calculations up to 1 billion times faster than conventional computing.

Quantum technology has the potential to be a game-changer. It works at the sub-atomic scale by using particles smaller than an atom and can enable the development of new defence capabilities as well as the improvement of current military systems.

French defence minister Florence Parly stressed France’s commitment to enlist national industry, SMEs, start-ups and academia to support the exploitation of sovereign

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