As the popularity and adoption of Blockchain technology is increasing globally, it’s not surprising that world power is going to adopt it. The US Department of Defense or DoD organized a competition and many major companies in the industry participated in the entry competition. SIMBA Chain won the first position over others. The company used blockchain to develop wargame solutions which they presented to the DoD to improve US military weaponry and infrastructure.
Blockchain to alleviate the current defense system
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) was not just organizing a competition for nothing. The department is going to innovate the processes involved in manufacturing and supplying their weaponry & infrastructure.
They are searching for ways to be abreast with the ongoing technological innovations that facilitate contemporary warfare. The department aims to equip the U.S Navy and U.S Air Force with better and technologized weapons.
So to achieve this goal, the DoD organizes Advanced Manufacturing Olympics to choose the best technology. Additionally, it wants to allocate technology for developers, DoD contractors, and academics that can use new technologies like 3D printing technology to facilitate the manufacturing and supply of important parts to the military.
The Virtual Advanced Manufacturing Olympics
Moreover, DoD organized and held this competition from the 20th to the 23rd of October. After the presentations, SIMBA Chain won $100,000 which was researched for the first position.
Arguably, winning the prize was not simple. The DoD created a war-game scenario that mandated the participants save an island under siege. The participants had to deploy the addictive manufacturing of weapons on-demand using the 3D technology and to create a delivery network and secure communications network for frontline medical personnel and military units.
According to what Joel Neidig, SIMBA Chain CEO, stated, they had just 6 days to create the war games solution. However, they achieved their goal against other important players like Stratasys that won the second position, and Boeing that got the 3rd place. They attributed their success in US military competition to blockchain as they used it to ensure the security of the whole network.
The DoD is taking a step farther by continuing the collaboration with SIMBA Chain. Right now, the company is already working with the Navy and U.S Air Force. Lastly, they hope to be a part of the department operations in improving the military weaponry of the US.