NLR supports the Dutch government in accelerating the transformation of its operational concepts and systems into information-driven operations.
The focus lies on the tactical and operational processes within the aerospace domain. The goal is to speed up these processes, on the basis of better informed decisions.
By 2030, we will have developed several operationally deployable tools for various steps in the information-driven operations process. One of these tools is an advanced sensor that collects detailed hyperspectral data and immediately processes it into information. In combination with other information, this provides a more detailed and more complete picture. The dissemination of this information will be extensively tested in battle labs – a virtual test environment.
By 2050, the Netherlands will be one of the frontrunners within NATO and the EU in the area of multidomain (air, space and cyberspace) information-driven operations. NLR will be a recognised authority in this field. We will have ensured that autonomous artificial intelligence systems take over the burden of time-consuming processes from people, and support them in making decisions.
By 2050, NATO will have a robust and flexible network, which itself is information-driven. This is essential for information-driven, multidomain operations. NLR will have contributed to this network with knowledge about artificial intelligence, cyber standards, procedures, processing technology and hardware development and testing.
To achieve the above-mentioned objectives, in 2025 we will have access to so-called technology demonstrators, created on the basis of our own developments and systems on the market.
Together with our stakeholders and other external parties, we will first identify the bottlenecks in the existing information-driven operational processes. Where possible and desired, NLR will assist in developing concrete solutions for these bottlenecks, in collaboration with commercial and academic market parties. We will continually involve the stakeholders in our research. In this way, they can give direction to and directly benefit from the results.