Mr. Aleš Olejníček Dipl. Eng., Ph.D.
Future Forces Forum
Head of the Section of Economics at the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Military Leadership
University of Defence
Financial and Economic Aspects of the Use of Advanced Robotic Systems in Future Military Operations
POSTER: During the last decade there has been a rapid increase in the number of military advanced robotic systems in the armament of armed forces. It results not only in their real employment in armed conflicts, but also in the growing interest of experts in this issue. Such an interest is legitimate and driven by effort to answer the query what lies behind the rapid development of robotic technology in the military. Discussion is mostly focused on determining the military, technical, legal and ethical aspects of the employment of autonomous robotic systems in combat operations. Much less attention has been paid to financial and economic aspects of introducing and developing the military robotic systems in armed forces and on the battlefield. It is just this particular ability to assess the financial-economic aspect of employing the military advanced robotic vehicles and systems which enables us to discuss the possibility of further development and implementation of this technology in the armed forces. The article is aimed at describing the fundamental benefits and costs connected with implementing and developing the advanced robotic systems in the military, as well as at determining the ways of expressing their financial and economic values. The cost-benefit analysis methodology has been applied to meet such an objective.
Aleš Olejníček was born in 1971. He is the Head of the Section of Economics at the Department of Economics at the Faculty of Military Leadership of the University of Defence in Brno. He deals with the issues of public economics and defence economics. He is a co author of several monographs and a research worker in several research projects.