Land Warfare magazine: robot ground forces, SP artillery, ATGMs and more
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What's inside this edition:
While COVID-19 dominates the headlines and military resources are dedicated to combating the pandemic, procurement and technology development are not being neglected.
TRACKING THE FUTURE
While many new technologies are touted as being capable of revolutionising ground-based air defence radar, predicting which, if any, will find widespread application is an exercise in uncertainty.
WALLS HAVE EYES
The ability to detect enemy combatants through walls could revolutionise many aspects of urban operations, but is the technology mature enough to deploy? Shephard investigates.
Other features include:
The US Army’s plan to fold robotic machines into its ground forces hinges on three experiments and a robust communications network. Shephard reports on the latest developments from the Robotic Combat Vehicle programme.
Asia-Pacific’s armies preside over diverse AFV fleets, with Western and Russian manufacturers both well represented, but an increasing trend towards establishing indigenous design and production is slowly transforming the market.
ROLL OUT THE BARRELS
Self-propelled ‘tube’ artillery has remained a mainstay of armies’ inventories in the post-Cold War era, and its use in recent conflicts has highlighted its continued relevance in any peer-on-peer scenario. Shephard Defence Insight reviews the key regional markets.
Ground vehicles with specialist characteristics – whether mobility, transportability, protection or a low visual signature – are a core asset within SOF inventories. Shephard examines the status of current fleets and the new technologies and platforms that could enter service in the future.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
In the contemporary battlespace, the target an ATGM is fired at may not always be a tank. Shephard looks at the mission sets of legacy and developmental weapons in this category.
MAINTAINING AN EDGE
As night vision equipment is now widely available and relatively cheap, industry is having to think laterally to keep abreast of a broader range of potential adversaries using the technology.
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