Quantum Technologies Will Figure Prominently in Future Warfare
(Defense.gov) Army Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr., director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, says the threat cyberwarfare has on the military and civilian infrastructure is what keeps him up at night.
A number of nations are very actively engaged in nefarious cyber activities in areas like supervisory control and data acquisition, and industrial control systems, he said, that could severely disrupt the power grid, banking, water, electricity, natural gas and transportation to millions of people.
An area that will figure prominently in future warfare is quantum encryption, quantum computing, quantum sensing, and quantum communications, Ashley says. The Chinese are making huge investments in this disruptive technology and expect it to mature within a decade.