The Defense Science Board (DSB), an independent Department of Defense (DOD) board of scientific advisors, has concluded that three applications of quantum technology hold the most promise for DOD: quantum sensing, quantum computers, and quantum communications. The DSB concluded that quantum radar, hypothesized to be capable of identifying the performance characteristics (e.g., radar cross-section, speed) of objects — including low observable, or stealth, aircraft — “will not provide upgraded capability to DOD.”


Defense Primer: Quantum Technology

Military Applications of Quantum Technology