Importance Of Information Technology AND Softwares In The Field Of Defence

Submitted By : Dipu Singh (Department of BCA, Batch 2016-2019) 


Figure 1 :  Smart Bomb1

Technology is a strategic weapon across all industries and Organizations and it holds true for the defense forces as well. The Department of Defense (DoD) is well known for its hardware-based weaponry, unmistakable aircrafts, satellites, missiles and other system in its arenal for defending a country. Generally, there are three forces of defense which come under DoD, namely, Army, Airforce and Navy. With time, defense shifts from metal and mechanics to UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), smart bombs and drones. From remotely piloted aircrafts and smart bombs to autonomous vehicle and fighter jets, software plays a very crucial role for the success of today’s weaponry system.


Role in Army:

Figure 2  : An autonomous Vehicle2

  • Official reports, notices and other information can be sent with integrity and confidentially.
  • Fusion Net3 is a distributed system which is deployed to disseminate ‘Ground Truth’ intelligence and unit management information throughout the battle space. Distributed Common Ground System (DGCs) uses the latest cloud technology to rapidly gather, collaborate and share intelligence data from multiple sources to the battlefield commanders


Role In Navy:

Figure 3 : Polar View NS

Polar Navy4:  It is an efficient, user-friendly, cross platform marine Navigation Software. It is of two types:
  • Polar View NS: it is a user-friendly, onboard marine navigation system which deals about the Eastertides and GPS system.
  • Polar Com: It is a comprehensive set of navigation instruments including position, depth, course and wind.

Role in Airforce:

Figure 4 : A Net-T model


Apart from the crucial role in Army and Navy, Information Technology also plays a very important role in Airforce too. The previous aircrafts of the Airforce were based on mechanics, but with the gift of IT and softwares, various aircrafts have been invented, which can fly in air, can attack the enemy without any onboard pilot.

Net-T (Network Tactical):  A software upgrade called Net-T effectively turns war planes into wireless routers in the sky, allowing ground forces to share information with one another.5