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Lessons from Nagorno-Karabakh hint at future procurement trends

7th December 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Samuel Beal in Oxford

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Analysts are digesting the implications for C-UAS and main battle tanks from the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

The recent conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has stirred debate as to what the future of warfighting might look like – with potential consequences for procurement strategies.

The success of Azeri UCAVs and loitering munitions (supplied respectively by Turkey and Israel) against Armenian armour has shone a spotlight on various issues: the continued relevance of tanks, the deployment of effective and inexpensive airpower in the form of unmanned aircraft, and the shortcomings of air defence systems.

The use of UCAVs and loitering munitions is nothing new, but the manner of their deployment in Nagorno-Karabakh is noteworthy. ‘The general understanding used

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Samuel Beal is a contributor to Shephard Media and is currently reading for a master’s …

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