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Launch of the Army Quantum Technology Roadmap

Army Quantum Technology Roadmap

Editor's note: The Quantum Technology Roadmap has now been launched and can be viewed here.

On 20th April 2021, Army will launch its Quantum Technology Roadmap. The launch will occur during the Quantum Technology Challenge 2021 (QTC 2021) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and will include presentations from Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM, and the Chief Defence Scientist, Prof Tanya Munro.

Quantum technologies have been identified as having substantial disruptive potential across defence. But, their true capabilities, limitations, countermeasures and most disruptive applications are still being discovered.

Army aims to leverage Australia’s national strength in quantum technology research to gain and retain an early quantum advantage. The Roadmap provides the framework to achieve this through partnering with broader Defence, Australia’s academia and emerging quantum industry, and aligned nations. The Roadmap adds to Army’s accelerating engagement with emerging technologies and evolution, as described in Accelerated Warfare, Army in Motion and Army Objective Force.

Whilst the launch event is restricted to defence personnel and select guests, the Roadmap and a recording of the launch will be published on the Land Power Forum after a short delay on 20 April 2021. To be alerted of the publication and to view the recording, please register at

QTC 2021 is a key first step in the Roadmap and will see teams of Australia’s world-leading quantum scientists and engineers compete to show how quantum technologies can deliver Army unprecedented capabilities (see the QTC 2021 article for more details).

Pitches from each of the remarkable teams competing in QTC 2021 will be included in the launch recording. So please also follow the link above to register and view on the day. 

If you wish to find out more about quantum technologies and their defence applications, see this blog post.

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