Defence IQ sought insight from Orbital ATK, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Nexter Systems and ESG to find out where they see the direction of artillery operations heading in the coming years and where they fit into this predictive landscape…
Defence IQ caught up with New Zealand and the Czech Republic - to investigate how the pressures vary from east to west, including training, interoperability, budget and technology...
March 2015 Ahead of Future Artillery 2015, four nations weigh in on where current challenges and priorities lie when it comes to enhancing their field artillery capabilities for an uncertain future. Whether in the struggle to ensure defence budgets or the ability to predict the type of conflict in tomorrow's operations, one thing is for certain - a new discussion on equipment, interoperability and multinational coordination is desperately needed. Comments herein are provided by artillery commanders and specialists from Brazil, the Netherlands, Denmark and the United States.
A radical change in the future structure of artillery forces is focusing on increased precision and networking. Read the 2016 Future Artillery Systems Market Report to get an immediate understanding of nation-by-nation holdings, existing plans and active requirements.
Amid the contentious Ukraine ceasefire, the significance of artillery in modern conflict has again been underscored. Following the 12 February Minsk agreements, brokered by France and Germany, pro-Russian separatists have reportedly continued to shell Ukrainian forces in order to seize the strategic city of Debaltseve ahead of what many analysts believe will be another push towards Mariupol. Col. Viktor Shidlyukh, the deputy commander of Ukrainian forces defending Mariupol, has said that the equipment being used by the separatists has been provided by the Kremlin and includes air burst munitions...
The Future of Artillery Systems
The global artillery market, between now and 2025, is expected to increase by approximately 40% to US$5.2 billion. Understandably so, given that over the last decade, artillery has re-established itself as an indispensable tactical instrument, vital for both self-defence and expeditionary warfare.
Defence IQ surveyed hundreds of its readers involved in this community to get a perspective on these changes within the Artillery domain. We asked where operators face the biggest hurdles, the biggest threats on the battlefield, and where they believe investment and improvement should be focused…
Not so long ago, we had the opportunity to ask experts from both the mortars and artillery communities to give us their insight on the overall state of the market, their challenges and need for improvements. This report shows where the two communities meet and split on the threats they are facing, where and how they see their future and what challenges they encounter when in need of improvements.
Countering your adversary's multi-domain capabilities: the role of indirect fires in the current threat context
In an increasingly tense global context, land forces must prepare for the next conflict and it is time to determine what will be relevant on the battlespace and what will not, as recent events showed the true power of the adversaries’ capabilities. As a key element of land forces and essential in adversary’s A2/AD capability scenario, what new challenges are emerging? We had the exclusive opportunity to interview Lieutenant Colonel Arbo Probal, Commander of the Artillery Battalion of the Estonian Defence Forces, on the role of indirect fires on the battlefield, interoperability and the current threat context.
The rise of cyber warfare in this increasing threat context in Eastern Europe might force NATO and partners to reassess the strength of indirect fires in the next conflict. We asked more than 100 experts their view on challenges, prepardness and the implementation of cyber countermeasures, to assess its relevancy and readiness in the battlefield of tomorrow.