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Climate-altered battlefield will reshape procurement processes (Opinion)

11th April 2022 - 16:15 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


The Terrex 2 8x8 IFV is fitted with a hybrid-electric drive. (Photo: ST Engineering)

Although climate change has been a global concern in the last decades, recently it became a pressing issue for the military and defence domains.

Variations in environmental conditions can impact supply chains, infrastructure, soldiers’ training and the deployment of troops and equipment. This scenario ends up affecting the resilience and sustainability of the armed forces.

In order to face this new adversary, countries worldwide will have to reassess their investment strategies as well as their planning and procurement processes.

As the new reality will require the deployment of new systems and technologies, armies worldwide will issue new requirements in their tenders and competitions.

The climate-altered battlefield and its threats will require more capable and fuel-efficient vehicles, which will demand smaller logistic and maintenance efforts.

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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