Emerging Technologies and the Impact on Anti-Submarine Warfare – British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:34:48 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://i0.wp.com/britishpugwash.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/bpico.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Emerging Technologies and the Impact on Anti-Submarine Warfare – British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org 32 32 146896316 Pugwash at APPG on drones: ‘Drones, swarming and the future of warfare’ https://britishpugwash.org/pugwash-at-appg-on-drones-drones-swarming-and-the-future-of-warfare/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:43:31 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4580 Our Executive Committee member, Sebastian Brixey-Williams, spoke about some of his recent research on marine drones to a meeting organised by three different All Party Parliamentary Groups.

The presentation touched on some of his Pugwash-funded research on how trends in unmanned underwater vehicles might impact submarine-based nuclear weapons systems.…

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Our Executive Committee member, Sebastian Brixey-Williams, spoke about some of his recent research on marine drones to a meeting organised by three different All Party Parliamentary Groups.

The presentation touched on some of his Pugwash-funded research on how trends in unmanned underwater vehicles might impact submarine-based nuclear weapons systems.

A summary of the meeting is here

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“Emerging technologies and strategic anti-submarine warfare” https://britishpugwash.org/emerging-technologies-and-strategic-anti-submarine-warfare/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:02:21 +0000 http://britishpugwash.org/?p=3964 British Pugwash discussion meeting Thursday 26 April, 18.00-19.30 entitled “Emerging technologies and strategic anti-submarine warfare”:

Sebastian Brixey-Williams, project leader, will discuss work done by British Pugwash and BASIC in a joint project to examine the long-standing assumption submarines will remain invisible to undersea detection technologies into the 2080s and 2090s, when the next generations of SSBN are due to retire.

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British Pugwash Annual Report 2016 https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-annual-report-2016/ Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:58:42 +0000 http://britishpugwash.org/?p=3804 Key topics include: developments on the international disarmament scene with major implications for British Pugwash; Trident: emerging technologies; the NPT RevCon and the Disarmament Institute (BRINDI); science and ethics: the ethics of modern robotics; energy policy and climate change; Student / Young Pugwash activities

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Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Future of SSBNs, September 2016 Conference: Reports https://britishpugwash.org/impact-of-emerging-technologies-on-the-future-of-ssbns-september-2016-conference-reports/ Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:42:15 +0000 http://britishpugwash.org/?p=3635 These two reports assess the effect of emerging undersea technologies on ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) and strategic stability. They arise from work led by British Pugwash with BASIC in a close, supporting role.

Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Future of SSBNs (joint British Pugwash/BASIC/Leicester University) is the outcome report of a conference of the same name, held on 13th September at the National Liberal Club in London. It summarises the contributions of 15 scientific experts and strategic thinkers on the implications of major advances in sonar, non-acoustic detection, new forms of undersea communications and autonomous maritime drones for sea-basepugwash-15-of-21transparency-confd deterrence.  It concludes that a radical discourse shift is needed, that moves away from the uncritical and atemporal assumption of SSBN invulnerability towards a sustained engagement with the potential and increasing vulnerabilities of sea-based deterrence in the digital age. Co-authored by Carol Naughton (Senior Research Fellow, British Pugwash) and Sebastian Brixey-Williams (Project Leader, BASIC), with the support of Leicester University, the report marks a two-year milestone of collaboration on emerging undersea technologies, and defined multiple avenues for the project’s future work.

Will the Atlantic become transparent This report, commissioned by British Pugwash for the conference, looks in more detail at how a ‘transparent oceans’ discourse emerged in the 1970s and 1980s that expressed ongoing anxieties about strategic submarine vulnerability, before going on to offer a model for how autonomous vehicles might be employed to detect and track SSBN in the future undersea battlespace.

 

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British Pugwash Newsletter October 2016 https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-newsletter-october-2016/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:43:28 +0000 http://britishpugwash.org/?p=3591 Topics covered in the British Pugwash 2016 Newsletter include:

  • British Pugwash Group: new Chair
  • Nuclear issues: Emerging technologies and the Trident debate; WMDA Ambassadors’ programmes
  • Science and ethics: The ethics of developing technologies – COMEST and robotics
  • Student/Young Pugwash: first annual conference
  • Climate change and the Global Energy Calculator

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British Pugwash Workshop on Emerging Undersea Technologies https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-workshop-on-emerging-undersea-technologies/ Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:10:04 +0000 http://britishpugwash.org/?p=3479 In May 2016 British Pugwash held a workshop that brought together seventeen scientists, technical experts and academics from the US and UK to assess current and emerging undersea technologies, their likely future direction of travel, and the implications of developments in sensing, computing and communications for the undersea battle space.

Read a Report of the workshop

 

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