Status quo and perspectives of the military use of unmanned platforms
In progress from 30-03-2007 to 30-08-2010
Project manager: Dr. Thomas Petermann
Ethics, Expert-based, Innovation, IT & communication, Risk
Unmanned platforms are reusable units that can perform missions – autonomous or remote-controlled – airborne, afloat or ashore. Among other benefits they offer the possibility for armed forces to withdraw from the exposure to enemy fire and at the same time identify and – as the case may be – combat the adversary. World-wide there are intense RD&D activities to improve the suitability of such systems for operational application.
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The project will give an overview of the current state and perspectives of relevant key technologies and components. An innovation-, security- and arms control pol-icy placement of the topic will be provided also in consideration of dual-use aspects and terrorist use scenarios. National and multinational options for political action will be discussed.