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The Legal Characterization of Lethal Autonomous Maritime Systems: Warship, Torpedo, or Naval Mine?

Nasu, Hitoshi; Letts, David


With the rapid advances in autonomous navigation and artificial intelligence technology, naval industries are edging closer to the development of unmanned maritime platforms with lethal autonomous capability-lethal autonomous maritime systems (LAMS). The emergence of LAMS as a sui generis hybrid weapon system will almost certainly generate disagreement on their legal status. Currently, there is no agreement among States as to whether LAMS should legally be characterized as warships or other...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: International Law Studies
Access Rights: Open Access


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