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Militära ”mobil-appar”: Den militära nyttan med kommersiell teknik för militära ändamål
Swedish National Defence College.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The transformation of the Swedish Armed Forces is bringing about major changes in many areas. Indirect fire is one capability affected by these changes. Financial savings, a shrinking organization and higher eligibility requirements mean that fewer soldiers will gain access to exclusive high-tech support resources such as the JAS 39 Gripen aircraft and the ARCHER artillery system. This thesis aims to examine whether access to indirect fire capability can be increased through the use of civilian products and communication networks. Technology development in the civilian mobile communications area is exponential and nations such as the USA, facing challenges similar to those of the Swedish Armed Forces, devote substantial resources to research and development. Is the use of mobile phones for military purposes the innovation needed by the Swedish Armed Forces, do the necessary technical conditions exist and is the technology applicable during peace and wartime operations? The results indicate that the military use of commercial technology is too low at the moment, but that the technology itself sets no limits, and that there is a need and a demand to develop military mobile apps. The robustness of commercial networks does not meet Armed Forces’ requirements and the Armed Forces need a clear strategy that states the aims and objectives before procurement and implementation is possible. The results show further that, regardless of the challenges identified, there are good reasons to continue to pursue these issues in order to build up experience and knowledge in this area of technology. The development of civil mobile phone technology for military purposes will mean that there is an economically viable resource to use in the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 91 p.
Keyword [en]
Applications (Apps), Military utility, Capability, Technology assessment, Innovations
Keyword [sv]
Appar, Militär nytta, Förmåga, Teknisk utvärdering, Innovationer
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4668OAI: diva2:725925
Subject / course
Militärteknik, självständigt arbete
Educational program
Högre stabsofficersutbildning med teknisk inriktning (HSU T)
2014-06-12, N303, Drottning Kristinas Väg 37, Stockholm, 13:07 (Swedish)
Available from: 2014-08-15 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2016-04-27Bibliographically approved

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