Nato announces initiatives to drive the development of new technologies

The Intergovernmental Military Alliance NATO will launch a new initiative aimed at refining the technological superiority of the military alliance over adversaries.

This comes after the foreign ministers of allies Approved North Atlantic Defense Innovation Accelerator (DIANA) Charter.

According to Nato’s statement, DIANA will enable defense personnel to work with alliance scientific researchers, technology companies and start-ups to tackle critical defense and security challenges.

Participants also have access to a network of accelerator sites and test centers around member countries.

“Allies will work with the private sector and academia to make the best new technologies available for cross-Atlantic security,” said Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO. Said.

Leaders from Member States agreed that DIANA has two regional offices, one in Europe and the other in North America.

The new initiative will focus on emerging disruptive technologies identified as priorities.

These technologies include artificial intelligence, big data processing, quantum-enabled technologies, biotechnology, autonomy, new materials, and space.

Several NATO allies have also agreed to establish a multi-sovereign venture capital fund.

This multinational NATO innovation fund will invest up to € 1 billion ($ 1.08 billion) in early stage start-ups and other deep tech funds in line with the strategic goals of the military alliance.

Last month NATO was the first Location of the Estonian Multinational Ammunition Warehouse Initiative (MAWI)..

Other alliance members can use the facility to stockpile ammunition, thereby reducing logistical support challenges.

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