Leveraging Technology for Our Collective Defense
About the Program
CEPA’s Defense Tech Initiative (DTI) helps the United States and its partners and allies leverage emerging and disruptive technologies to enhance collective defense and prepare for future threats. In an increasingly contested world, the ability to do this more effectively than competitors such as China and Russia will shape the global role of the transatlantic Alliance over the next decade. Bringing together US and European policymakers, military officials, industry leaders, and tech experts, the work aims to foster dialogue and strengthen transatlantic cooperation on defense tech. Through strategic convenings and cutting-edge analysis, the Initiative seeks to harmonize transatlantic perspectives, encourage public-private collaboration, spark innovation and investment, and build a more robust policy framework around defense technology issues.
Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine has seen the increasing integration of autonomous and uncrewed systems into all aspects of warfare.
Future military advantage will be earned through rapidly employed offensive drone swarms and simultaneous defense against enemy swarm tactics.
The first of two articles examining European tech startups changing the face of the continent’s defense industrial base.
Autonomy and AI will gradually transform warfare through limited applications as full autonomy in targeting faces hurdles, necessitating nuanced international talks on rules for autonomous systems rather than rejection of the technology.Read Now