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Security Index (International Edition) No 3, 2013 Published

23.09.2013

MOSCOW, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013. PIR PRESS – Air defense systems will sooner or later have to face aggressive, well-armed and resilient groups of drones. Thanks to their collective distributed intelligence, these groups will act as parts of a single whole. They will be able to analyze the situation to the same standard of accuracy as humans, only faster. Human operators may be part of their control systems, adding an element of creativity and unpredictability,” – writes PIR Center Senior Vice President Lieut.-Gen. (Ret.) Evgeny Buzhinsky in his article for Security Index journal.

The new issue of Security Index journal (international edition) covers such global and regional aspects of international security as the global prompt strike weapons and its impact on international stability (by Amb. Anatoly Antonov, the Russian Deputy Minister of Defence), the new developments in the NPT review process (interview with Amb. Cornel Feruţă, the Chief Coordinator of the IAEA and the Chairman of the 2013 PrepCom to the NPT Review Conference), the conventional arms control in Europe, nuclear energy sector in the Middle East, the outcome of the 2013 BRICS summit in Durban and the role of South Africa within this forum, the future of unmanned aviation and its influence on security issues, the state of cyberthreats and the dangers posed by confrontations in cyberspace as well as the Russia’s current and future steps to strengthen its cyberdefenses.

The issue of conventional arms control in Europe (CACE) that remains a subject for a debate is analyzed on the pages of Security Index journal by Oleg Shakirov. The author offers an analysis of the complexities facing any future CACE regime. The article also looks at the proposals being made by various international players, with a special emphasis on the political aspects, including Russian policy in this field.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are currently regarded as one of the key instruments of bolstering the fighting ability of combat units and formations in various armed services. Lieut.-Gen. (Ret.) Evgeny Buzhinsky writes in his article “The Outlook for UAV Research and Development”: “Air defense systems will sooner or later have to face aggressive, well-armed and resilient groups of drones. Thanks to their collective distributed intelligence, these groups will act as parts of a single whole. They will be able to analyze the situation to the same standard of accuracy as humans, only faster. Human operators may be part of their control systems, adding an element of creativity and unpredictability”.

The full Summary of the Security Index journal No 3 (104), Summer 2013 is available at PIR Center website. We encourage you to comment on our articles and discuss them.

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