Defense development technologies and strategies are locked into an international race for dominance, control and security protection. Effective EW (electronic warfare) systems are dependent upon staying ahead of competitive nations in controlling and protecting data acquisition, information processing, and transmission within the battlefield arena. High speed digital security and control have become paramount in the utilization of satellite systems such as GPS and LIDAR geophysical mapping.
SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and the DOD (Dept. of Defense) have initiated studies and directives for technical advancements in data processing capacity, signal speed, cyber protection and anti-jamming technologies. DIIG (defense industrial initiative groups) and similar teams are working through options to support both the urgency and the multiplicity of proprietary systems that will support new defense strategies and tactics for the future.