Military Technology

The weapons and equipment used in combat have developed rapidly, particularly since the First World War. Each new conflict brings new obstacles to overcome and an ongoing race to improve technologies to both protect and defend.

The introduction of a flint tip to a wooden spear by Stone Age humans, in order to make the spear more effective, is an early example of a 'new technology'. The First World War was described as the first 'industrialised war' and led to a rapid development of many technologies in order to break the stalemate of trench warfare.

Many new technologies have been developed as a result of the 'arms race'. Much of our day-to-day technology can also be attributed to the advancements made in Military equipment, including computers and mobile telephones.

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