Advance Systems


The Five Revolutions: Emerging Technologies and Implications for Future Military Capabilities

We provide an overview of the key trends and drivers shaping the future of military capabilities. Drawing on the Five Revolutions framework, clients gain an understanding to better assess innovation in defence technology, as well as adjacent innovations required to move from the development of a novel technology to deployment of a disruptive capability.

China’s Military Modernisation and Military: Technology Acquisition

We provide an exhaustive review of China’s military modernisation, its objectives, priorities, persistent challenges, and future trajectory. We help organisations to understand the key capabilities being developed, including its technology acquisition priorities and methods, as well as organisational and doctrinal changes that are helping transform China’s military into a world-class military.

The Future of the Global Defence Industry

The global defence industry is in the midst of what promises to be an enduring transition. We provide an overview of the key drivers that are changing the dimensions and dynamics of the industry and market as well as key trends in global defence budgets.

Defence and Security Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is at the top of the list of technologies in which defence and security communities are investing. This technology area has a wide range of applications for these communities, ranging from assisting in intelligence processing to predictive logistics. We examine the emerging strategic context that is enhancing the importance and likely impact of AI for national security communities, and how the defence and security communities are applying AI technologies and techniques.

Emerging Technologies and Advanced Weapon Systems

We look at global defence investments in critical technology-enabled capability areas including hypersonic missiles, directed energy weapons, space and counter-space, and electromagnetic weapons. We provide background on the emerging requirements and applications of these weapons, specific development programmes, and opportunities for and challenges to future development.

Velocity, Volume, and Variety: The Future of Unmanned Systems Capability and Markets

Unmanned systems have become a foundational component of modern militaries. The velocity of demand is driving the increased volume of supply and suppliers, which in turn is driving an impressive variety of solutions to emerging military and security challenges and requirements for unmanned air, surface, undersea, and ground vehicles. We examine the key trends in requirements, technology and capability development, and market dynamics in and across the UAV, USV, UUV, and UGV markets.


We organise tabletop exercises with key personnel who are assigned high-level roles and responsibilities to deliberate various simulated emergency or rapid response situations. While tabletops frequently are used to address situations from improving team responses to disaster preparedness and emergency planning, they also can contribute to less time-critical challenges such as programme management.

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