A New Dimension of Air-Based Threats

Germany, the EU, and NATO Need New Political Initiatives and Military Defense Systems

03/06/2019 | by Torben Schütz, Christian Mölling, Zoe Stanley-Lockman

DGAPkompakt 8 (June 2019), 5 pp.


The range of air-based threats is expanding with considerable speed and intensity. The main reason is the proliferation of technologies and weapons systems. Germany could play a leading role in the necessary adaptation of arms control regimes and in the development of new air defense capabilities. To this end, Germany should initiate a PESCO project on short-range air defense and an air defense capability cluster within NATO.

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