U.S. Military to Continue Developing Robotic Technology

The Pentagon to continue developing the technology

Despite the $400 billion cuts in the defense budget, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn says that the country will continue maintaining its lead in the robotic technology. The technology is an important aspect for the United States during the future. William Lynn made this statement at a briefing held ahead of the Air Show that is scheduled to be held in Paris this year.

Focus to reduce defense spending
In addition, to continued development of the robotic technology, the military will continue methods to lead the cyber security arena. The Pentagon will also work to improve its capacity to striking long-distance targets with a combined use of missiles, aircrafts, and electronic attacks. However, even with continued focus on improving capabilities, the military is reviewing techniques to reduce the long-term spending to work with President Obama’s aim to reduce spending during the next twelve years to control the U.S. Deficit. Both the outgoing and the incoming defense secretaries are reviewing the military’s plans.

Retain development of some technologies
According to William Lynn, the military will continue working towards the development of some technologies, which include unmanned robotic technologies. Moreover, he said that the future of this technology is unknown and the benefits provided are also not discovered. William Lynn plans to talk more on this subject at the dinner that is being organized by the U.S. Aerospace Industries Association.

Work on stealth technologies
Lynn said that the present focus on certain stealth technologies will resemble the military’s efforts of developing such technologies during the defense budget cuts after the Vietnam War. Such technologies include materials that are beneficial to the military aircrafts to reduce the signatures, which avoids their presence being detected by enemies. The U.S. Ai Force jet fighters, such as the F-22 and F-35 are stealth aircraft.

Developing a new bomber
The American Air Force is seeking $197 million in the budget for the year 2012. These funds are being planned to work on developing new bombers, which will be a part of the long-range striking aircrafts. Moreover, these systems may include unmanned technologies, such as aircrafts, missiles, and planes that will be able to disable the radars of adversaries. These will be beneficial for the military to hit targets that are located deep within the enemy areas. Finally, William Lynn said any future development will include some aspect of cyber security because of the military’s reliance on the information technology.