The Future Of Military Sensing And Communications Systems – Co-Packaged Optics Enable Converged RF Phased Arrays
Warfare is evolving rapidly due to the advancements in semiconductors and sensors. The model of massive budgets for single programs that take decades to churn out a few hundred units of equipment is facing tremendous pressure. Stealth, drones, and mass-volume manufacturing of precision-guided missiles are rapidly changing the equation of defense. Currently, the most advanced militaries have dozens or hundreds of fighters and bombers but tens of thousands of drones and missiles. It’s unknown if modern militaries can combat or even reliably track a high-density swarm of these new weapons with existing capabilities.