New weapon technologies
Science, technology and weaponisationInnovations and developments in diverse areas of science and technology, from neurotechnology to new materials, and from information technologies to nanotechnologies, have the potential for significant and diverse impacts on human society, which bring both benefits and risks.
Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous
Article 36’s recent bulletin on swarms, the latest in our Science, Technology and Weaponization series, summarises the reported military advances in swarming technologies as well as recent policy commentary on the topic and areas of concern. Inspired by swarms of... Read more
Article 36 statement on human control to the UN discussions on autonomous weapons
Statement delivered by Richard Moyes, Article 36 to the CCW Group of Governmental Experts on Emerging Technologies in the area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems. 26 March 2019 Agenda item 5c “Further consideration of the human element” Thank you Chair,... Read more
Hypersonic weapons: a threat to our common security
The development of hypersonic weapons raises urgent concerns about international security, stability and peace, due to their considerable potential to further complicate strategic relations and encourage arms competition. Article 36’s new bulletin on hypersonic weapons – the latest in our... Read more