The Defense industry landscape is evolving from large-scale, capital-intensive and bespoke systems to more nimble, software-oriented solutions.
These rapidly emerging technologies include advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, advanced sensors, cybersecurity and secure communications underpinned by cryptography.
The Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and related agencies are simultaneously creating new contracting methodologies, headlined by OTAs and AFWERX, to streamline the acquisition process and accelerate the distribution of these technologies into the hands of downrange warfighters.
As importantly, the stranglehold that the Industry Primes have historically held over the industry is abating as newer entrants are increasingly competing for and winning Programs of Record.
At Bowen, our Defense Tech team has deep conviction in these tectonic shifts. As former uniformed military personnel, we understand the importance to our military in having the very best technology in full operational use. We are intently focused on disruptive solutions in these areas as well as in those with dual-use applications that create value beyond Defense & Government.
Recommended reading: The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare by Christian Brose