Regulating Ballistic Missile Usage for Ensuring Civil Aviation Safety: As a Matter of Urgency

Author:Amad Sudiro
Position:Dean of Law Faculty at Tarumanagara University, Jakarta, Indonesia. LL.B.(Trisakti Univ.), LL.M.(Tarumanagara Univ.), Ph.D.(Indonesia)
Pages:453-454
SUMMARY

The increasing use of ballistic missiles as a means of delivering weapons of mass destruction in the course of military activities constitutes a new threat to civil aviation safety. Ballistic missiles are considered as a new form of offense and defense. These challenges may come in the form of warheads, carried by the missiles, with the possibility to explode at any time in air, or the long... (see full summary)

 
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East Asian Observer
453
XI JEAIL 2 (2018)
EAST ASIAN OBSERVER
Regulating Ballistic Missile Usage for Ensuring Civil
Aviation Safety: As a Matter of Urgency
Amad Sudiro
The increasing use of ballistic missiles as a means of delivering weapons of mass destruction
in the course of military activities constitutes a new threat to civil aviation safety. Ballistic
missiles are considered as a new form of offense and defense. These challenges may come
in the form of warheads, carried by the missiles, with the possibility to explode at any time
in air, or the long ranges of the missiles that bring them close to ight routes, which may
endanger civil passengers. The multilateral treaty on ballistic missile prohibition is non-
binding in nature, voluntary and has a limited duration puts civil aviation safety at risk.
Therefore, regulating ballistic missile in a binding manner are urgently needed to ensure
civil aviation safety.
Keywords
Ballistic Missile, Civil Aviation Safety, Regulation, ICAO, Chicago Convention
1. Introduction
A missile is a self-propelled guided weapon system. It is different from unguided self-
propelled munitions, referred to as rocket. Missiles have four system components:
targeting and/or guidance system, ight system, engine, and warhead. Missiles come
in various types adapted for different purposes: surface-to-surface and air-to-surface
missiles (ballistic, cruise, anti-ship, anti-tank, etc.), surface-to-air missiles (anti-aircraft
and anti-ballistic), air-to-air missiles, and anti-satellite missiles. All known existing
missiles are designed to be propelled during powered ight by chemical reactions
* Dean of Law Faculty at Tarumanagara University, Jakarta, Indonesia. LL.B.(Trisakti Univ.), LL.M.(Tarumanagara
Univ.), Ph.D.(Indonesia). ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9481-8983. The author may be contacted at:
sudiroamad@gmail.com /Address: Jl. Letjen. S. Parman No. 1, Grogol, Jakarta Barat 11440 Indonesia.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14330/jeail.2018.11.2.10

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