Once hailed by French President Emmanuel Macron as a “deep revolution” in European defense cooperation, the Future Combat Air System now appears to be in trouble.
Analysis & Research
The Defense Tech Initiative analyzes issues related to defense technology trends, conventional and hybrid threats, and transatlantic defense tech policies.
In the wake of Brexit and the covid-19 pandemic, the United Kingdom has laid out an ambitious and future-focused strategy
Russia’s assault on Ukraine in the spring of 2014 has led to the biggest adaptation of NATO’s collective defense for a generation.
Hybrid warfare is a big threat. But countering it lacks political support
NATO needs to harmonize its approach to the lethal autonomous weapon systems that will come to dominate warfare in the coming years
Instead of challenging NATO head-on, adversaries are conducting actions below the threshold for open conflict.
To stay secure, the transatlantic community must take on emerging and disruptive technologies together
Giving our armed forces the proper technologies to perform their mission will ultimately ensure that deterrence never fails
NATO has not prioritized developing Unmanned Aerial Systems, as a result, defenses have not kept up. It’s time to close the gap
Establishing NATO ethical AI principles is the first step toward both technical and political alignment