The risks of hypersonic weapons

Mark McWhinney Conventional Weapons, Featured

More states are investing in hypersonic weapons capabilities. These weapons have the potential to travel faster and farther than current intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), with the added benefit of increased manoeuverability. While not all hype around hypersonic missiles is justified, the pursuit of such capabilities is changing the defence landscape and raising concerns about the future of nonproliferation and arms-control regimes.

Develop the good – ban the bad

Branka Marijan Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured

New hypersonic weapons systems are in the works and getting big money—it’s time to respond On May 11 the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, held its annual Demo Day at the Pentagon to showcase the latest developments in military technology. Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 37 Issue 2 Summer 2016 by Branka Marijan …