MISSILES: Last Line of Defense
Features 4/24/1995 1 comment Many nations can build tactical ballistic missiles capable of delivering chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. In a Hobbesian world, active defenses may prove the only means of dealing with such missiles. Working in a charged political environment, defense engineers and military officers are attempting to devise effective theater-level missile defenses.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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