The security situation in Europe has changed dramatically after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and almost all the countries of the old continent have reassessed their defence spending and started to arm themselves massively. In addition to military conflicts, we must also consider terrorism, illegal migration or the instability of countries in close proximity to EU and NATO Member States to be security risks. In addition to conventional weapons, threats to democratic states include hybrid and cyber warfare, which must be defended against with various tools. While new technologies improve the combat capability of modern armies, they can also be exploited by the enemy and become a threat. The armies of NATO and EU Member States are facing future military technology purchases that may influence the geopolitical order of the world.
What is the role of digitalisation in the defence sector and in building the army? And how big a threat can it be?