JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Internet of Things Centricity of Future Military Operations

Group Captain Atul Pant is a serving member of the Indian Air Force.
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  • April-June 2019
    Volume: 
    13
    Issue: 
    2
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    Since the last decade of the twentieth century, network centricity has profoundly transformed warfighting and the outlook of the military. The next level of the networking ladder is Internet of Things (IoT), which has already started to disruptively change the ways in the civil domain, bringing a considerable autonomy to various processes by linking of a plethora of smart devices that are talking to each other. Militaries, in the near future, are also likely to see similar proliferation of IoT, which will bring a material change to their functioning and conduct of operations. This article analyses various facets and makes assessment of the IoT centricity of future military operations based on the IoT concept, IoT-led future shaping of the things, challenges and developmental trajectories of major powers.

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