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Future Trends in Missile Technology

             It is overall known that the 20th century is the century of technological development for .
             People who has lived in the early years of this century and whose quickiest .
             way to get to another place has been riding a horse wouldn’t believe that they are still on the .
             earth, if they had the opportunity to come to the present and see hypersonic airplanes of .
             today’s world. According to the fact that the human race who couldn’t rise even three meters .
             high from the face of the earth along thousands of years, until the start of the 20th century, has .
             achieved flying to the moon in very short time, in sixty years, it is clear that the speed of .
             technological development is increasing day by day. .
             And also the development in missile technology follows a parabolically rising path as in .
             every other technological field in the world. The future political and strategic situation in .
             the world will determine in which way the missile technology will be developed. The .
             changing aims and forms of military scenarios will result in new design goals and system .
             requirements for missiles. The features of the next generation of missiles will have to meet .
             these new criteria (Hennig, 1994, p.1). In other words, a lot of new technologies for .
             missiles will be developed in the future to meet new design and development demands in .
             missile technology that are formed depending upon the future political and strategic .
             conditions in the world. Forecasting the future of the missile technology, including future conditions that will determine the features of the next missile generation, new design and development demands depending upon these future conditions, and new technologies that are being developed or will be developed by the scientists to meet these new design and development demands, is only possible by understanding its development path.
             To understand this development path, close examination of the history of the .