From the development of hypersonic missiles to the acquisition of submarines to patrol the South China Sea, the acquisition of advanced military systems plays a critical part in international security. The buildup of military capability has always been an instrument of hard power and is even more critical in an era of great power rivalry.
What are the new arms races? What are the capabilities required to project power globally? Will hypersonic missiles make aircraft carriers irrelevant? How capable are the Chinese fifth generation fighter aircraft? What are the trends for global military expenditures?
Keen to learn more, we have the privilege to explore such themes with the following experts.
Paul Burton, Aviation Week Network, Singapore
Tate Nurkin, Atlantic Council, USA
Richard Aboulafia, TEAL Group, USA
Richard Bitzinger, RSIS, Singapore
Cynthia Cook, CSIS, USA
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