Development of Technology-Based Requirement Planning System in Connection with Advanced Technology in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


  • Jonghwa Lee Kwangwoon University, Defense Acquisition Program
  • Sangryul Shim Kwangwoon University, Division of International Trade



Military technology, Requirement Planning System, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Technology-based Requirement Planning System


While the Ministry of National Defense (MND) is pushing for the defense reform that applied the fourth industrial revolution technology, various countermeasure tools were required, including technological obsolescence in areas where the existing system of planning required long-term acquisition. To this end, we will examine the application of the 'technology-based planning process', which is a technology-driven force planning, in order to anticipate development trends of key core technologies and to meet future military demand capability in a timely manner through appropriate allocation of resource and leading development do. In order to apply the technology-based development process, the level of military capability to be secured in the future and the development of advanced technology should be identified first, and procedures should be prepared to identify the optimal key joint power needs suitable for the balanced development of the three armed forces, and to link them to the deployment in a short period of time.

First, it identified ‘8 core technologies for future national defense’ that can lead future national defense for the development of high-tech. The next step was to identify the ‘10 key military capabilities’ such as high-power, ultra-precision, stealth and other ‘10 key military capabilities’ by applying the ‘8 core technologies for future defense’ and to examine the application of future core technologies within the long-term period and the feasibility of implementing them as military capabilities to identify the ‘18 core weapons systems’ that can be realised as weapons systems.

The following should be preceded by an institutional framework to enable the application of the ‘technology-based required planning system’ to rapidly apply superior technology elements by replacing the existing ‘concept-based demand planning system’. First, a ‘military pilot use system’ that can prove the military practicality of high-tech should be introduced to ensure the military’s test-bed role for proving the superior technology and performance of products by the private sector. Second, ‘Development of Technology Leading Rapid Acquisition System’ is required so that superior products with proven performance can be directly linked to power generation by applying simplified procedures. Third, the application of ‘small sandbox’ that allows application of technology-based demand planning should be considered for a limited time in order to be applied as soon as possible, considering the difficulty of immediate application under the revision of regulations, etc. Fourth, the government should improve its wireless password policy by specifying the criteria for application of wireless codes to address regulatory problems under military security.
What should be done in parallel with institutional supplementation is to expand and strengthen future challenge technology development projects. To this end, an environment that tolerates the failure of challenging R&D projects should be created, and a co-prosperity arena should be created where economic growth and military strength will be strengthened through the creation of an ecosystem in the field of defense, in addition to economic growth in the defense sector.


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Author Biographies

Jonghwa Lee, Kwangwoon University, Defense Acquisition Program

Kwangwoon University, Defense Acquisition Program

Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff (ROK JCS), Military colonel: 합동참모본부 대령 

Sangryul Shim, Kwangwoon University, Division of International Trade

Kwangwoon University, Division of International Trade

Military technology-based requirement




How to Cite

Lee, J., & Shim, S. (2020). Development of Technology-Based Requirement Planning System in Connection with Advanced Technology in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Journal of Advances in Military Studies, 3(1), 1-22.



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