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Table 1 TRL and time horizon expectations. These expectation reflect general TRL rather than just military TRL. Note that various quantum technologies are at different TRL within the same application

From: Quantum technology for military applications

Technology TRL Horizon
Quantum computer (annealer) 4-5 (5-6) 2030
QKD (satellite) 7-8 (6-7) 2025 (2030)
Post-quantum cryptography 7-8 2025
Quantum communication network 1-3 2030-2035
Quantum inertial navigation 4-5 2025-2030
Quantum clocks 4-6 2030
Quantum radar 1-2 none
Quantum RF antenna 4 2025-2030
Quantum magnetic and gravity sensing 5-6 2025
Quantum imaging 5 2025-2030