Closing the capability gap: ASEAN military modernization during the dawn of autonomous weapon systems

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Austin, Wyatt, and Galliott, Jai. (2020) Closing the capability gap: ASEAN military modernization during the dawn of autonomous weapon systems. Asian Security. 16(1), pp. 53 - 72. https://doi.org/10.1080/14799855.2018.1516639
AuthorsAustin, Wyatt, and Galliott, Jai
Abstract

The procurement of autonomous weapon systems is on the rise in Southeast Asia, where, as in other parts of the world, interest in the military applications of unmanned systems is outpacing fractured international regulation efforts. This article analyzes the diffusion of drone technology in Southeast Asia and argues that we are at an inflection point, representing an opportunity for The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to control the diffusion of unmanned platforms and take a leadership role in developing a regionally appropriate framework for their development. Moreover, it contends that with a regional framework in place to reduce tensions/misadventure, unmanned aerial and maritime vehicles (UAVs & UMVs) could improve ASEAN’s ability to respond to traditional and non-traditional security threats, and thus increase regional security.

KeywordsASEAN; South East Asia; warfare
Year2020
JournalAsian Security
Journal citation16 (1), pp. 53 - 72
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1479-9855
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14799855.2018.1516639
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85054883408
Page range53 - 72
Research GroupSchool of Arts
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Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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