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RUSI Conference: RUSI–The First Sea Lord's Sea Power Conference 2018

  • Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies Whitehall London SW1A 2ET United Kingdom (map)

The conference will address the potential for human-machine combat teaming, implications for force design, disinvestment strategies and people from the year 2035.  

The emergence of autonomous and remotely controlled systems as mature weapon systems has taken half a century to arrive, but there are signs that by 2035 such systems will be able to mitigate for scale and mass in warfare.  Adversaries are also harnessing these systems: a democratisation of weapons and sensors seems likely.  

But different states (and their cultures) will have a different approach to the part played by humans within warfare systems of the future.  If the West is to place a warfighter in the driving seat, will this provide the decisive edge in warfare or will it simply slow down decision-making and provide enemies with advantages of pace and tempo?  


Standard: £850

Corporate members: £600

Government/military: £500

Academia: £400

Student (limited to 30 places): £75

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