On March 16th, Lockheed Martin released a concept video for the future of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology.
The video is an advertisement for Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works. It is the official pseudonym for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs (ADP), formerly called Lockheed Advanced Development Projects. It is responsible for a number of aircraft designs, including the U-2, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.
Now, the time has come to advertise ways of going to war with unmanned systems and very apparently changing the pre-emptive strike doctrine of the U.S. to be even more unilateral.
The US has, for a while, been developing offensive means and measures, such as the Precision Strike Missile, being developed by Lockheed Martin, the fast-track hypersonic technology research, and other missiles that were being developed in breach of the INF, it is, in addition to that preparing very obviously offensive plans for pre-emptive strikes.
Lockheed Martin releases pre-emptive strike video against Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile pic.twitter.com/Xt4IIPa9Sy
— Dylan Malyasov (@DylanMalyasov) March 18, 2020
The video itself presents a potential way of how the US plans to go to war.
The short video includes footage of a simulated pre-emptive strike against a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system and Topol-M mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system. The video titled “Defining the Future of ISR & UAS Technology” shows fictitious footage of precision strike capabilities of a new cruise missile and a remotely piloted surveillance aircraft, detecting Topol road mobile complex with a division of S-400 missile defense systems.
With advanced ISR UAS technology, finding a justification, any sort of pretext to carry out a pre-emptive strike will be made easier, simpler and more possible than ever.
Furthermore, the collapse of the INF, the incoming collapse of the New START, in addition to the overall impending destruction of any remaining pillars of international law, the threat of conflict continues rising. Not the least by the actions of the US, in carrying out assassinations of foreign officials, attacking the armed forces of allied countries and keeping troops in countries that have voted to have them expelled.
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