We live in a time of unprecedented technological change. New adversaries have emerged, alongside conventional threats, who actively undermine our democracy and society, supported by substantial and quickly modernising militaries. Terrorist teams and non-state actors can entry applied sciences and weapons way more refined than earlier than.
Science and know-how (S&T) has itself turn into a theatre of strategic competitors. New areas of research are rising on the intersection of established scientific domains; new applied sciences and functions of know-how are growing and being adopted quicker than ever earlier than; our adversaries have turn into adept at shaping and exploiting these developments for army and political benefit. Our response must mirror this new state of affairs, and likewise assist us form the longer term context extra actively.
This implies setting our sights on the long run, constructing in direction of the longer term capabilities we want, taking dangers, nurturing scientific and technological literacy, collaborating extra successfully, and extracting each drop of worth from our knowledge.
The MOD S&T technique units out the goal to prioritise higher-risk, excessive reward analysis that can help the generation-after-next of army capabilities whereas persevering with to take care of the vary of essential S&T capabilities that helps our nationwide safety.