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Ms. Elizabeth Quintana Senior Research Fellow, Air Power and Technology and Director of Military S
RUSI


Day 1

16:40 PM WHY WE NEED TO STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE IN DES DEVELOPMENT

  • Current DES development in the US, Germany and other “Western” states is currently World-leading, giving us an important edge in terms of future strike capabilities, and GBAD
  • An overview of the progress being made in China and Russia in this field, and why this should concern us – we risk facing a peer-to-peer threat in this domain unless we maintain the current pace of development
  • DES’ have applications outside of GBAD/Crowd-control – there is also an argument for their applicability in targeting an adversary’s infrastructure and we must own this capability