The Internet of Things (IoT) used in the military is often referred to as the Internet of Military Things (IoMT). The technology brings together multiple command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems and other infrastructure into a single ecosystem. It enables these systems to communicate and share information, which can be used by forces to acquire full situational awareness and control of conflict zones.
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Using its experience in the sector, Army Technology has listed some of the leading companies providing products and services related to cloud technology for military use.
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Amongst the leading IoMT suppliers are DXC Technology, Elbit Systems, Hanwha, L3 Harris, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Palantir, Rafael and Raytheon.
Advantages of IoMT
IoMT has multiple advantages, which include but are not limited to:
Improved situational awareness
IoMT connects different assets and enables them to work together to act as a force multiplier and gain a strategic advantage over enemies. It helps in sharing real-time information and improving situational awareness, response time and risk assessment.
The global trend among military organisations is to collaborate and integrate various services of the armed forces under a single command for joint warfare. IoMT helps in transitioning towards joint warfare by enabling the effective integration of the various branches of services although such integration will require strong coordination and communication.
Enabling network-centric operations (NCO)
NCOs use a combination of physical, tactical and cyberattacks to combat enemy forces. IoMT enables NCOs by supporting faster interconnection between different nodes, which improves the speed and efficacy of the observe, orient, decide, act (OODA) loop.
Top military IoT companies
DXC Technology, Elbit Systems, Hanwha Group, L3Harris, and Leonardo are some of the leading IoT military companies.
DXC Technology is a provider of IT and consulting services, including cloud computing and data analytics to various sectors such as defence.
Elbit Systems provides its Torch-X C4ISR solution that combines manned and unmanned autonomous platforms with AI-based tools to improve the decision-making process. The solutions provided by the company are based on the proprietary E-CIX modular framework.
Hanwha Systems provides C4ISR solutions and its tactical information communication network, TICN, for NCO operations. The company partnered with Kongsberg Defence Australia to integrate its C4 technology into the K9 self-propelled howitzer and the K10 ammunition resupply vehicle.