military invention is an invention that was first created by a military. There are many inventions that were originally created by the military and subsequently found civilian uses.
Military inventions with civilian uses [ edit ]
Royal Air Force 
Early warning radar, air defence systems
Air traffic control systems, microwave oven
Canada ( Donald Hings)
United States ( Alfred J. Gross, Motorola SCR-300)
Portable two-way radio communications system for military
Portable radio communications – business, public safety, marine, amateur radio, CB radio
1939 - 1940s
Visibility for military personnel in low light situations
Low light photography, surveillance
Sealing ammunition cases
Long range attack
Space exploration, launch of communication, weather and global positioning satellites
( Manhattan Project)
Nuclear weapons, large scale destruction
Nuclear medicine, nuclear power
Nazi Germany ( Hans von Ohain)
Royal Air Force ( Frank Whittle)
Jet fighters, jet bombers
Spy satellites, eliminated the need to recover deorbited film canisters
1960s - 1970s
United States ( ARPANET) 
United Kingdom ( NPL network) 
France ( CYCLADES)
 Reliable computer networking
Led to invention of the World Wide Web by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee; subsequently widespread availability of information, telecommunication and electronic commerce
United States Air Force
Nuclear weapons force multiplier, increased warhead accuracy through precise navigation
Navigation, personal tracking
Prevent bleeding using cellulose in bandages.
British & American nurses picked up the bandages and started using them as Sanitary Napkins.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Angela Hind (February 5, 2007). "Briefcase 'that changed the world. BBC News '" . Retrieved . 2007-08-16 It not only changed the course of the war by allowing us to develop airborne radar systems, it remains the key piece of technology that lies at the heart of your microwave oven today. The cavity magnetron's invention changed the world.
Harford, Tim (9 October 2017). "How the search for a 'death ray' led to radar". BBC World Service . Retrieved . 9 October 2017 But by 1940, it was the British who had made a spectacular breakthrough: the resonant cavity magnetron, a radar transmitter far more powerful than its predecessors.... The magnetron stunned the Americans. Their research was years off the pace.
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Kim, Byung-Keun (2005). . Edward Elgar. pp. 51–55. Internationalising the Internet the Co-evolution of Influence and Technology ISBN 1845426754 ; Hauben, Ronda (1 May 2004). "The Internet: On its International Origins and Collaborative Vision A Work In-Progress" . Retrieved 25 September 2017 ; by Vinton Cerf, as told to Bernard Aboba (1993). "How the Internet Came to Be" . Retrieved . 25 September 2017 We began doing concurrent implementations at Stanford, BBN, and University College London. So effort at developing the Internet protocols was international from the beginning. ; "The Computer History Museum, SRI International, and BBN Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of First ARPANET Transmission, Precursor to Today's Internet". SRI International. 27 October 2009 . Retrieved . 25 September 2017 But the ARPANET itself had now become an island, with no links to the other networks that had sprung up. By the early1970s, researchers in France, the UK, and the U.S. began developing ways of connecting networks to each other, a process known as internetworking.