Technological and information warfare in the XXI. century

Kulcsszavak: digitization, globalization, security challenge, technological development, force reform, military technology


The thesis of the paper is that an effective management of traditional and new security challenges can be achieved through a complex international cooperation, knowledge and data exchange, while at the same time developing adaptive capabilities of the defense sector. In addition, to advance national defense and military capabilities, the defense sector, including armed forces, need to adapt to the new security threats that have appeared and are developing continuously. To recognize and properly manage complex and coherent new security risks as well as to perform conventional military tasks at the same time, it is necessary to transform and fully modernize warfare based on existing and new technological and information capabilities. In order to verify the thesis, the first chapter of the study presents the grouping of new security challenges and then, based on that, the second part evaluates the individual stages of the military revolution. The third chapter presents the characteristics of information warfare, while the fourth chapter highlights the waves of the military revolution explaining the four stages of their development. Finally, the paper concludes that modern countries and their defense sectors need to be prepared to deal with new security risks, among them with cyber space, therefore digital capability development for the armed forces is not just needed, but inevitable.