Use of Blockchain in Defense and Military Applications

How Blockchain Can Solidify Defense and Military Applications

Posted by : Mudit Kumar | 24-Jan-2018

  • Defense and Military

    Blockchain Technology provides the requisite fuel to drive the cryptocurrency sphere. But besides Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies, this state-of-the-art technology is being used in a wide range of applications even beyond the financial space. From Property to Supply Chain and manufacturing, from Research and Development to Healthcare, there’d hardly be any industry that can’t be influenced by the blockchain technology. As it turns out, Blockchain may soon find its use in Defense and Military applications as well.  

     

    Seeing its immense potential, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning on implementing the blockchain technology in the Defense and Military applications of the country. As a matter of fact, the US military is already using blockchain in some of its applications. DARPA has recently signed a contract with ITAMCO for the development of a secure messaging and transaction platform for the US Military. For those who don’t know, ITAMCO (Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Company) is an American technology and services company. The company has previously developed a highly secure messaging app called Crypto Chat.

     

    The messaging platform will be backed by the blockchain technology and it will be unhackable which makes it an ideal choice for the military.

    Action Plan

    During the Phase 1 of the project which is expected to last for about 10 months, ITAMCO plans to develop a cybersecurity architecture for the messaging app. The architecture will be partly derived from the company’s existing resources and will be based on the Crypto Chat application with added blockchain support.

     

    Phase 2 of the project will involve additional grant funding. It may run for multiple years and during this phase, the company will create a working prototype of the app and numerous tests will be performed on it for the evaluation. Phase 3 will be the final stage where a full-scale implementation of the platform will be performed and necessary steps will be taken to commercialize the app.  

    The Project Goals

    The project focuses on building a robust and secure messaging platform for the Department of Defence Communications in partnership with DARPA. The messaging platform will initially be developed as a clone to the Crypto Chat application and Blockchain support will be added for additional security. By adding this technology, ITAMCO aims to create a highly secure, hack-proof application for messaging and transactions. Since the app will be developed specifically for the military communications, the company don’t want to leave any stone unturned when it comes to security. The app will also support transactions and will allow the users to send and receive money.  The transactions can be traced through a decentralized ledger across multiple channels.


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Mudit Kumar (Writer)

Mudit has been working with Oodles since 2017. He writes about technologies that not only disrupt the digital space but also influence the physical world. Initially, he explored revolutionary technologies like ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Now, he focuses on unfolding the elements of blockchain technology, given its potential and edge over others.

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