(AviationToday) OpenQKD, funded by the European Commission is providing government-industry collaboration, research and development of quantum computing technologies that hold the potential to exponentially advance the capabilities of aircraft systems within the next two decades.
OpenQKD consists of 38 different companies and research organizations with the goal of establishing a quantum communication infrastructure in several European countries. While hosting a tour of the quantum physics and computing research labs at the University of Paris-Saclay, Thales Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Marko Erman discussed what needs to happen for aerospace and other technological sectors to reap the potential benefits of quantum computing in the future.