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How Silicon Valley is Revolutionizing Defense

How Silicon Valley is Revolutionizing Defense

by Starling Insights

Starling Insights Editorial Board

Aug 21, 2023


In recent years, the US has shifted its defense strategy from building heavy hardware — such as tanks, ships, and aircraft — to investing in disruptive technologies that have the power to transform warfare. Several factors are driving this change, including China's rapid development of advanced weapon systems, the war in Ukraine, and the break-neck speed of artificial intelligence (AI) advancement.

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) was established in 2015 to bridge the gap between commercial tech and military procurement bureaucracy and ensure that the US military remains equipped with the best technology available.

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