In pursuit of establishing itself as a global space power, China has been busy developing and operationalising non-kinetic space technology. But in space, where ‘anything can be a weapon’, risks of oblique militarisation raise concerns over Beijing’s activity in the final frontier.
The use of artificial intelligence and algorithms has the potential to enhance various aspects of criminal justice decision-making. However, these capabilities bring with them a number of complex ethical and legal considerations, which are at present quite poorly understood.
Bjoern Seibert argues that the United Kingdom should end its involvement in the A400M military transport programme. Operational needs, budgetary shortfalls and existing concerns over the programme means that the UK should opt for alternative viable off-the shelf-solutions.
The US Air Force has reacted decisively to the serious failures that allowed the unscheduled flight of six nuclear weapons. Its response has been swift, thorough and multi-faceted. Yet, for all its openness, it still has questions to answer as to the deeper causes of the episode.
Dr Andrew James, Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Policy and Management at Manchester Business School argues that the traditional closed model of defence innovation is broken and a new era of open innovation beckons, placing a strong emphasis on a closer relationship between government, industry, universities and non-traditional sources of research and technology