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- Indian Army Plans for Modern Kinetic Fires
Capabilities in a Fluid Geopolitical Climate
Defence IQ speaks with Indian Army Colonel AK Sharma (retired) about the next generation of artillery warfare. Extending ranges of artillery systems is a top priority for Indian defence, and the goal of increasing lethality is closely tied with acquiring precision munitions, as he sees it. Net centric components, and the ability to pass mission critical information in a real time environment, must also align closely with Indian fires capability. He also discusses the meteorological issues endemic to India's geography that are likely to affect future operations.
- Indigenous Armoured Fighting Vehicle Pushes Indian Army Into the 21st Century
The science of armoured warfare in the modern age is shaped by two factors: terrain (which impacts mobility) and the nature of the threat (which determines the nature of armour). Indian Army armoured fighting vehicles are aggressively addressing these criteria and are doing so on an indigenous basis - both for production and for deployment. Colonel AK Sharma is a former Armour Battalion Commander and current Dean of Faculty of Technical Studies for the Indian Army. On the docket are discussions about night fighting capability, crew coordination and incorporation of new assets and contracts for the Indian Army.
- The Top 5 Solutions to Balancing Armoured Vehicle Capability and Survivability
Dr Robert Lusardi is the Deputy Programme Manager for Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs) for the US Marine Corps. He approaches armoured vehicle upgrades and modification from an alternative perspective - by beginning with the mission statement of the LAV. Due to its significant legacy and its entrenched interoperability requirements with USMC infantry, LAV modifications must flex to unique demands. Tune in to find out what these specific requirements are - and how the best minds in the field are working to meet them
- Armoured Vehicle Panel Discussion: Procurement Advisors Open the Floor to Industry's Questions
This unique panel discussion engages three representatives who speak directly for their nations' military acquisitions priorities. When it comes to armoured vehicle procurement, each of these three expresses unique and diverse demands for design and funding protocols. Dr Kogila Balakrishnan, Colonel Gilbert Gapay and Lieutenant General Antonio Gucciardino represent Malaysian, Philippine and Italian land force requirements, respectively. This rare and open question and answer session opens the floor to industry - and allows those who advise their governments on acquisitions to outline specific needs through 2020.
- Remote Weapon Systems Remove the 'Hot Seat' From Armoured Vehicle Platforms
In modern insurgent warfare in Afghanistan, front line threats often shift by as much as 360 degree. This, combined with asymmetric tactics, produces an extremely lethal threat for armoured vehicle crews. The solution seems simple - combine sensors and controls in one package that can be managed remotely and internally. This could potentially reduce engagement time, as well as maintain vehicle impregnability. Knut Saeter is the Vice President of Kongsberg and speaks here about the Protector Remote Weapon System Station.
- 'See and Avoid' Ground Penetrating Radars Approved for Afghan Operations
Ground penetrating radar works to create a three dimensional picture of subterranean objects. What it brings to the fight is the ability to scan, identify and avoid land mines and similar threats. Thomas Ornevik of 3D Radar and Ri-Chee Chou of Exponent Inc. talk about the cooperative effort they have introduced to help safeguard armoured vehicle crews. Urgent US Army requirements for Afghan operations have pushed this cooperation forward - with the final product to be installed on the Husky mine detection vehicle.
- The Future of Army Heavy Vehicles
In order to ensure mission success in OIF/OEF, you must have Army heavy vehicles. Because of terrain differences in Iraq and Afghanistan, though, different types of vehicles and capabilities are required. In this video from the Heavy Vehicles Summit 2009, COL Barbosa discusses the future for Army heavy vehicles, including the different variants required for mission success.
- Indian Armoured Vehicles: Looking Ahead
Defence IQ speaks with Colonel (Rtd) A K Sharma, former armour battalion commander, Dean of the Indian Army’s Faculty of Technical Studies, and editor of the South Asia Defence & Strategic Review. He provides an overview of the Indian Army's current AV fleet, the key capability enhancements being explored, and discusses how past campaings will be benefiting future operations.
- Afghanistan Road Wars: Canadian Forces Write the Book on Armoured Vehicle Employment
Lt. Col. Alan Bolster of the Canadian DND talks to Defence IQ about the challenges, developments and requirements relating to Canada's future combat vehicles. This includes a detailed overview of the LAV III, long-term plans for replacing the Leopard 2, and an overview of enhancements from survivability through to counter-IED features.
- The Ultimate Driver's Test: Armoured Vehicle Simulators Prepare the Royal Netherlands Army for Action
Combined arms simulation and training are proving increasingly vital to European armies looking to field new crews in existing armoured vehicle platforms. Captain Chris Lukose of the Royal Netherlands Army speaks with our own Rich de Silva about how this works - from development of company-level tactics down to training in personal proficiency. The new TACTIS (Tactical Indoor Simulation) system provides a fresh avenue for simulated exercises - by providing a network where vehicle borne crews can sit in hi-fidelity simulations of Leopard tanks, for example. Is this the ultimate solution to preparing crews for the battlefield?
- Jane's Editor and Expert Gives Extensive Overview of Armoured Vehicles Industry
Christopher Foss, expert and journalist on the subject of AVs worldwide and editor of several Jane's defense publications, including Armour and Artillery and Defence Weekly, shares his vast knowledge and wizened opinion on the pressing concerns within the industry today. He provides a perspective on the key concerns for development with particular emphasis on survivability, why he considers UORs a "double-edged sword", and how he has found the deployment of UK AVs to have improved over the last two years.
- India buys 204 armoured recovery vehicles
India’s Army is set to receive 204 armoured recovery and repair vehicles to provide support to its T-72 battle tank fleet, at a predicted cost of approximately £890,000 per unit.
- The Future of Armoured Vehicles After Afghanistan
Defence IQ’s Richard de Silva hosts the debate with authors and academics Professor Richard Ogorkiewicz and Christopher Foss (Jane’s) on the future of armoured vehicles post-Afghanistan.
- Prioritising Armoured Vehicle Capabilities: A roundtable discussion
Is it possible to prioritise armoured vehicle capability? Defence IQ posed this question to several senior military professionals at the first armoured vehicles conference in South Africa. Read on to find out what these senior officers believe can and cannot be sacrificed for future vehicle requirements…
- Taiwan’s Leopard IFV sees no need to change its spots
According to the Taiwanese Ministry of National Defence, a reported flaw in the armour on the military’s CM-32 infantry fighting vehicles has already been resolved, demonstrated with a public display of eight of the fleet currently in production. Read more…
- Italian procurement perspectives: interview
Lt Gen Gucciardino talks to Defence IQ on current and future capabilities of armoured vehicles in the Italian Army.
- Modernisation of PLA Ground Forces: Emerging Trends
China's meteoric rise, fuelled by incredible growth of its economy has created favourable conditions for modernization of its Armed Forces, a key component of its Comprehensive National Power (CNP)...
- Light Armoured Fighting Vehicles Wheeled Vs Tracked
The Army has had a long running love-hate relationship with wheeled variants of Armoured Fighting Vehicles for its Mechanised Infantry fleet. In recent times, from the BTR 60s to the BRDMs, the army has inducted several wheeled variants...Read more
- Modern Protection for Combat Vehicles Part 1
After the evaluation of combat missions, combat vehicles, whether wheeled or tracked, and equipped with armour against the respective threats, are in great demand. In particular, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan showed that critical situations could often be mastered only with the use of heavy combat vehicles. The terrorist all-around threat requires heavy all-around protection in order to be sufficiently protected against attacks.
- Modern Protection for Combat Vehicles Part 2
Part 2 of Modern Protection for Combat Vehicles article. An armour solution that can be stacked in transport containers, transported by helicopter, and mines has been developed for driving cabs of transport and engineering vehicles. If required, the segments can be exchanged by soldiers without special tooling and not exclusively by the contractors. The partly dismountable driving cabs reduce procurement, user, and transport costs while providing high operational mobility
- Plans for a flying armoured vehicle get off the ground
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is moving ahead with its research into the potential development of a flying armoured car to transport soldiers on the frontline by 2015. Further information on this article can be found at the Armed Forces International website by following this link - www.armedforces-int.com/news/us-army-flying-humvee-transformer-progress.html
- MRAP developments
Scott Blaney, Chief of C-IED at US Center for Army Lessons Learned, gives Defence IQ a comprehensive overview of the performance of MRAP vehicles in Afghanistan and Iraq, and provides insight into the brand new MRAP Handbook being released in October 2010.
- Demand climbs for armoured recovery vehicles
With the sharp emergence of Mine Resistant Ambush Patrol (MRAP) vehicles being deployed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan, along with an increase in armoured vehicle orders across all coalition forces, the need for emergency recovery has risen in kind.
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