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Taking the innovation war to the military

Defence has long been a testing ground for new inventions to be prototyped but can the sector work with industry to do the same with disruptive technologies?

The Global Positioning System, or GPS, which has become an integral part of life for many people, was launched by the US Defense Department in the 1970s.

It is an inconvenient truth that from the dawn of mankind, war has been a sad feature of the human condition. Human conflict comes at enormous cost with its impacts on people and society.

Paradoxically, the need to defend yourself has also meant that defence has also been a key driver of...