Seems like all the development is for long range warfare. Missiles, drones, bunker-buster bombs, stealth planes.
All great against other armies using the same things.
While they’re making a remote control drone, they could build remote controlled supply trucks. Avoid casualities from snipers and roadside bombs.
While they perfect missles that can see and seek out other missles, they should be working on return-fire robots that will instantly spot the flash and return sniper fire.
Snipers have been a key element since forever. I recall that US history used to brag that revolutionaries would pick off the Redcoats moving in stiff formation.
Seems the high tech development is all for the shock and awe phase only.