Military Applications of Blockchain Technology

Military Blockchain Technology

Given that blockchain now features heavily in any discussion about cybersecurity, it is unsurprising that military organizations across the world are taking an interest. Secure communication is one example of how blockchain military applications are proving their potential.

The ability to relay communications securely between units is one of the most fundamental requirements for any military organization, particularly in times of war. Cybersecurity is obviously another huge consideration within the armed forces. However, decentralized ledgers, smart contracts, and related technologies also offer other intriguing opportunities to solve existing problems within the military space.

In the coming years, the defense research community is expected to search for new applications for the military based on blockchain technology with predominant candidate areas such as cyber defense, secure messaging, resilient communications, logistics support and the networking of the defense Internet of Things.

Both the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and NATO have put out requests for military-related apps built on blockchain technology, Quartz report

The NATO Communications and Information Agency

Nato is currently evaluating proposals in areas of application of Blockchain technology relating to military logistics, procurement and finance, Internet of Things, and other applications of interest to the military.

U.S. Department of Defense

(DoD) had raised a critical need for a secure messaging and transaction platform accessible via a web browser or standalone native application.

The Russian Ministry of Defense

The Russians are also launching a research lab to analyze how blockchain technology can be used to mitigate cybersecurity attacks, a local newspaper reported Friday

The nation’s military technology accelerator, referred to as the ERA, is launching a special scientific lab to determine whether blockchain technology can be used to identify cyber attacks and protect critical infrastructure, according to Russian daily Izvestia.

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