Military & Aerospace’s Keller Comments on Bipartisan Call for Direct Funding to Pentagon for Development of Quantum Computers
(MilitaryAerospace) John Keller, Chief Editor of Military & Aerospace Electronics comments on U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and John Thune, R-S.D., recent sponsorship of legislation that would direct funding to the Pentagon for further development of quantum computers.
Keller’s take: “The request comes as the Biden administration recently unveiled a defense budget seeking $753 billion. Experts have said quantum computers, once properly developed, will be far more advanced than anything available today.
The defense industry has been eyeing the area for some time, as powerful quantum computers can break current encryption capabilities and make secure communications difficult.
In addition to advantages for the defense industry, market analysts have said the computing technology will shorten research and development times considerably for pharmaceutical development and greatly increase business analysis capabilities.”