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Military use of space and possibilities for arms control in space. Summary

Petermann, Thomas; Coenen, Christopher; Grünwald, Reinhard ORCID iD icon

Abstract (englisch):

The high relevance of technology for security policy and the role of modern armed forces is undisputed. New technologies make it possible to increase the quality and combat effectiveness of weapon systems and open up new types of options for action for politics and the armed forces. It is to be expected that the use of improved and expanded technological options will continue to have a decisive impact on the role and options for action of the armed forces, the stability of the state system and ultimately on warfare in the coming years. This also and especially applies to the scientific and technical developments in the field of military use of space.
On the initiative of the Subcommittee on Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment commissioned TAB to prepare a status report on the topic of "Military Use of Outer Space and Possibilities for Arms Control in Outer Space". Using the example of space armament, the TAB report deals with the interplay between technological dynamics and political and military goals and models. From the point of view of arms control policy, it analyses the possibilities of stopping or limiting such developments, which could develop into a danger to the security and stability of the international system of states.
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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137626
Veröffentlicht am 29.10.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 02.2003
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000137626
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 10 S.
Serie TAB Working report ; 85
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Schlagwörter Technology assessment;, Disarmament; Anti-satellite weapon; Research and technology; Space; USA; Defence; Space weapon
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