Over recent years, unmanned vehicles have become an integral part of the military sector’s agenda in many countries. Wide ranges of land and ground unmanned devices are swelling the ranks of new generation technologies and the Ukrainian military industry’s inventions are no exception. A previously published InfoFlash focused on drones as a part of the Ukrainian Modernisation Project, but the development of unmanned devices goes even further proving that Ukraine has become one of the most progressive countries in the development of unmanned ground vehicles.
Deterrence – the practice intended to discourage an adversary from taking unwanted actions, mainly concerning military aggression – has been the main subject of European defence policies. However, much of the ex-isting dialogue on deterrence is focused on space and cyber, which are considered to be the new domains of warfare. Although these domains complement the conventional ones, they do not replace them. Therefore, possessing reliable military capability at sea, in the air, and on land is still crucial to any deterrence strategy. Considered that, this Info Flash will fo-cus on land forces, specifically on the importance of armour for increasing both European military power and deterrence.
The recent decades have witnessed the rapid expansion of unmanned devices in the military sector, which have gotten more and more exposure in public debates and were increasingly used on the battlefield– from surveillance to drone strikes. The efficiency of this technology was once again proven during the short Nagorno-Karabakh war between September and November 2020, in which Azerbaijan deployed a great amount of drones against Armenia’s traditional forces, which heavily contributed to the latter’s defeat despite its easily-defendable mountainous geography.
Written by Georges Clementz In the wake of the Second World War, Europeans quickly became aware of the dilemma they faced concerning their collective security, namely the balance between autonomy…
The Army Industrial Engagement Framework (AIEF) was launched by the British Army in 2019 with the aim to develop a more effective relationship with industries throughout the procurement and development process. Since the world is rapidly changing, the military field -particularly land forces-, needs to adapt to ensure operational and strategic advantages to address threats. For instance, working closely with partners and industries, is necessary to succeed and profitable for all. The Army will be able to establish its future capability requirements, while industries will focus on the Army’s needs in its research and development programs, thus enhancing modernisation efforts.