Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group (STEAG)

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The Indian Army has initiated a significant development in its technological capabilities by establishing the Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group (STEAG).

About Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group

  • It is a unit dedicated to researching and evaluating futuristic communication technologies like 6G, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and quantum computing for military applications.
  • Objective: Its primary objective is to nurture technologies across wired and wireless systems, covering a wide spectrum of domains including electronic exchanges, mobile communications, software-defined radios, electronic warfare systems, and more.
  • The unit will conduct technical scouting, evaluation, development, and management of core ICT solutions while providing user interface support through the maintenance and upgrade of contemporary technologies.
  • It will help bridge the divide between the armed forces on the one hand and industry and academia on the other.
  • It is aligned with the tenets of Atmanirbhar Bharat and Start-Up India.
  • Significance
    • It will play a crucial role in fostering self-reliance in high-end communication technologies, which have traditionally been dominated by countries with advanced economies and research ecosystems.
    • The establishment of this Center of Excellence is expected to be a game-changer in India's quest for technological self-sufficiency.

Q1) What is artificial intelligence (AI)?

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is technology that enables computers and machines to simulate human intelligence and problem-solving capabilities. On its own or combined with other technologies (e.g., sensors, geolocation, robotics) AI can perform tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence or intervention. Digital assistants, GPS guidance, autonomous vehicles, and generative AI tools (like Open AI's Chat GPT) are just a few examples of AI in the daily news and our daily lives.

Source: Army raises specialised technology unit ‘STEAG’ for future warfare