The Impact of New Technologies: Evolutionary or Revolutionary?

  • Stephen J. Flanagan
Part of the Studies in International Security book series (SIS)


Several proposals for improving NATO’s conventional forces have centred upon the potential contribution of a variety of technological developments that promise to revolutionize the effectiveness of nonnuclear weapons systems against a wide range of targets.1 Referred to under the general shorthand rubric of ‘emerging technologies’, or ‘ET’, what is envisaged is the integration of a wide range of advances in munitions, precision guidance, sensor, data processing and communications technologies into complex high-capability weapons systems.


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