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South Korean Military Launches Blockchain Acquisition Platform

South Korean Military Launches Blockchain Acquisition Platform

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has launched a blockchain platform designed to facilitate secure data sharing among military operatives.

DAPA says the platform will be used by different government agencies to share information regarding military acquisition projects in a more secure way, while eliminating the potential for data forgery or unauthorized data interception. The blockchain platform is also touted by DAPA to reduce the paperwork required in new acquisition projects and unify the existing documentation.

Several examples of the government agencies that will be using the platform are cited in the announcement’s accompanying press release; these agencies include the Agency for Defense Development and the Defense Agency for Technology and Quality.

In January this year, DAPA began a pilot program to research potential applications for blockchain in the country’s defense industry. Each successful project will reportedly to receive USD 530,000 (the equivalent of KRW 600 million) from the state. The official notice encourages all defense companies to seek funding via the Korea Internet & Security Agency to participate in the pilot (KISA), regardless of the size of the company.

 

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Seoul Examines Military Implications of Blockchain

Seoul Examines Military Implications of Blockchain

The South Korean government has announced it is to launch a pilot which will examine the possibility of integrating blockchain solutions into the country’s defense industry.

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) is planning a USD 530,000 spend for each of the proposed projects aimed at encouraging both small and large defense companies to tender plans.

British news outlet Jane’s Information Group, a British publishing company specializing in military, aerospace and transportation topics, has commented that the project proposals are in line with South Korea’s Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) plans. This includes the Defense Industry Development Plan which has targeted emerging technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous systems and big data analytics.

South Korea’s latest move follows those by other nations, notably the US and Russia, to develop their defense strategies by including blockchain solutions in a number of areas, primarily in communications.

Recently the US agency responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), sent out a request for information (RFI) on aspects of permissionless distributed consensus protocols.

DARPA is clearly keen to utilize blockchain in a defense strategy; this renewed interest in blockchain technology marks a return to new communications tech, as two years ago DARPA was reported as working on a blockchain based communications platform resilient to cyber-attacks, with self-destruct messaging.

Earlier this year, the US overseas military personnel announced a voting system via a blockchain mobile app so that servicemen could vote in midterm elections. In total, 144 military personnel stationed overseas from 24 counties cast their ballots on a mobile, blockchain-based platform called Voatz.

 

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