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Author Speier, Richard, author.

Title Hypersonic Missile Nonproliferation : Hindering the Spread of a New Class of Weapons / Richard H. Speier, George Nacouzi, Carrie A. Lee, Richard M. Moore.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 133 pages) : color illustrations, color maps, color photographs.
Series Research report ; RR-2137-CC
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-2137-CC.
Note "September 27, 2017"--Table of contents page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-133).
Contents Preface -- Figures -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction: What This Report Addresses -- 2. Strategic Consequences of Hypersonic Missile Proliferation: Principal Characteristics of HGVs -- Principal Characteristics of HCMs -- Long-Term Planning Perspectives for HGV and HCM Technologies -- Strategic Implications of Hypersonic Weapons -- The Broader Picture of Increased Risk -- 3. Ongoing Hypersonic Technology Proliferation: Committed Governments -- R & D in Less-Committed Countries -- International Cooperation -- Claimed Reasons for Pursuing Hypersonic Technology -- Challenges Posed for Controlling Proliferation -- Summary -- 4. Hindering Hypersonic Missile Proliferation: Unilateral Measures -- Multilateral Measures -- Potential Export Controls -- Is the Missile Technology Control Regime Adaptable to Hypersonic Technology? -- Recommended Items to Control -- 5. Conclusions -- APPENDIX A: The Hypersonic Flight Regime: Introduction -- APPENDIX B: Survey of Foreign Hypersonic Activity: European Union -- Australia -- Belgium -- Brazil -- Canada -- France -- Germany -- India -- Iran -- Israel -- Italy -- Japan -- The Netherlands -- Norway -- Pakistan -- Singapore -- South Korea -- Spain -- Sweden -- Taiwan -- United Kingdom -- C. Technical and Economic Barriers to Hypersonic Systems Development: Technical Barriers -- Economic Challenges -- Summary of Challenges -- D. Suggested Export Control List for Hypersonic Technologies: Standard Additions to Export Controls -- Specific Suggestions for Export Controls -- References.
Summary "Hypersonic missiles--specifically hypersonic glide vehicles and hypersonic cruise missiles--are a new class of threat because they are capable both of maneuvering and of flying faster than 5,000 kilometers per hour. These features enable such missiles to penetrate most missile defenses and to further compress the timelines for a response by a nation under attack. missiles are being developed by the United States, Russia, and China. Their proliferation beyond these three could result in other powers setting their strategic forces on hair-trigger states of readiness. And such proliferation could enable other powers to more credibly threaten attacks on major powers. diffusion of hypersonic technology is under way in Europe, Japan, Australia, and India--with other nations beginning to explore such technology. Proliferation could cross multiple borders if hypersonic technology is offered on world markets. probably less than a decade available to substantially hinder the potential proliferation of hypersonic missiles and associated technologies. To this end, the report recommends that (1) the United States, Russia, and China should agree not to export complete hypersonic missile systems or their major components and (2) the broader international community should establish controls on a wider range of hypersonic missile hardware and technology"--Publisher's description.
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Subject Ballistic missiles.
Ballistic missile defenses -- 21st century.
Arms control -- 21st century.
Export controls -- 21st century.
Technology transfer.
Nuclear nonproliferation -- 21st century.
Security, International -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division, publisher, issuing body.
Added Title Hindering the Spread of a New Class of Weapons
ISBN 9780833099167 (pdf)
0833099167 (pdf)