|Innovations in Key Technologies Enable Rapid Advancements in Aerospace and Defense Sector|
|Metamaterials, AI, nanocoatings, exoskeletons, small data analytics, sensors, and wearable technologies drive new growth opportunities|
Emerging Technologies for defense are those that have the capability to make existing systems obsolete or disrupt the balance of power between players on the international stage. Most technologies that will impact the future of defense arise from non-defense sources such as commercial R&D activity, scientific and technological innovation from non-military sectors such as research labs, universities, and small organizations globally. In the area of innovation, defense companies will have to develop the capacity to recognize key technological innovations outside the defense space, and find ways to exploit these opportunities through advantageous partnerships. This report outlines the emerging technologies most likely to disrupt the defense sector , and include artificial intelligence, small data, metamaterials, nanocoatings, biosensors, wearable devices, robotic exoskeletons, visible light communications, fuel cells and microgrids.