CDS Anil Chauhan highlights importance of military capability development in evolving warfare landscape
Chief of Defence Staff, General Anil Chauhan has stressed on the need for the development of military capability in the emerging warfare landscape.
In his remarks as Guest of Honor at a seminar and exhibition on “Technology Enabled Sensor-Decision-Shooter superiority” organized jointly by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies (CENJOWS), he underscored the achievements of the armed forces in achieving synergy and transparency in numerous sensor and shooter capabilities, including integration of latest communication and artificial intelligence technologies.
The CDS said that the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) cycle needs to be of a higher tempo to be in step with the pace of warfighting made possible with cutting-edge technologies.
He emphasized that Capability Development is being done through a scientific process and mentioned that interoperability and integration will grow manifold with theaterization.
The CDS also stated that a baseline understanding of space, cyber, and EW technologies is important for all warfighters. He appreciated the efforts of DRDO and CENJOWS for bringing the services, scientists, industry, and academia together for brainstorming the subject and mutual understanding of each other’s requirements to meet future battlefield challenges.
Secretary, Defence R&D and DRDO Chairman, Dr. Samir V Kamat, who also attended the function, stated that with the proliferation of sensors, Network Centric Warfare is a reality in the future battlefield scenario.
He highlighted that the security of such networks is paramount and passage of secure information in time is a necessity.
He also underscored the salience of AI-driven autonomy.
Senior officers from the three services, DRDO scientists, and Industry representatives discussed various issues including strategic and multi-domain awareness, information sharing, networks and communications, analysis, intelligence and decision-making, prompt and multi-domain targeting, among others.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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