Future warfare is now and it’s electronic

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TTI’s VP of military and aerospace, Gia Hayes, explains why components used in subsea, surface, airborne and orbital platforms must be precise, dependable and coordinated


As science fiction becomes science fact, many of today’s military and aerospace applications are steering away from past traditions and limitations and embracing the possibilities that data and emergent technology offer. The result is the creation of a truly formidable military that can handle the greater urgency, complexity and infallibility requirements we now face. This is being made possible via: best-in-class equipment, available inventory, reliable connections and innovative flexibility.


Whether it be individual soldiers or entire divisions, military forces today require equipment that is reliable, ruggedized and easily connected to allow for rapid optimization of large amounts of data. Whether the mission is surveillance or countermeasures to detect and track, the stakes are high and system performance is non-negotiable. Battle tools must meet strict military-grade standards because lives are on the line and field failures are extremely costly. You only get one shot with a rocket—it must be precise.


Every soldier knows battle plans change, equipment requires replacement and a constant, dependable flow of supplies is required for mission success. An army is only as good as the quality of its next-in-line soldiers and stand-by equipment. That requires a steady and reliable supply chain and savvy supply sources—from an ever-increasing network of suppliers—that are knowledgeable about specifications and stock new technologies.


Today’s battles are fought as much with brains and data as bullets and missiles. When everything is talking to everything else, a break in communication can be disastrous. Interconnected systems are only as effective as their weakest links and troops on the ground cannot risk a six-cent component impacting a multi-million-dollar assembly. The Internet of Military Things—think Nett Warrior on a larger scale—is becoming a far more comprehensive, complex and vital reality.


History shows that despite the size and sophistication of competing armies, it is often the most innovative and flexible one that prevails. The Ukrainians have been able to go digital and network their weapons, intelligence and communication faster and far more inexpensively than it has taken most countries decades to accomplish. The battlefield results against much larger, traditionally-equipped enemies demonstrate the wisdom of this action.


On today’s battlefield, where excuses are not good enough and supplying the military with product delivery on time, every time, is essential, our committed and courageous fighting forces need sources they can trust. TTI has supported aerospace and defense customers for over 50-years and continues to be dedicated to the highest standards of product excellence, availability and innovation along with responsive and collaborative customer service.