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For many years artillery has formed an integral part of combat warfare in situations ranging from small-scale skirmishes to larger conflicts. This is particularly apparent in Asia, where difficult political and social situations have led to warring factions within a...
Operation Unified Protector and ISAF’s operations in Afghanistan have highlighted the difficulties faced in fielding C4ISR capabilities and of interoperating within a coalition environment. As artillery operations look set to continue to play a significant role in fut...
Ahead of its landmark 10th anniversary Future Artillery conference later this month, Defence IQ has published its 2012 Artillery report, looking at current trends within the artillery sector and the likely evolution of the market over the next decade. The report can b...
Defence IQ’s Future Artillery conference will be taking place (May 23-25) in association with the Royal Artillery, who celebrate their 300th anniversary this year. As always, it will host many of the world’s major artillery solution providers.
Today I believe that there is very little difference between the effectiveness of rockets and conventional artillery. For example, take Archer, the mobile Artillery vehicle, and Multiple Rocket Launch Systems (MRLS). Both are capable of finding a suitable firing poi...
The provision and upgrade of modern artillery systems is of utmost importance to Indian Armed Forces, according to the nation’s defence minister. AK Anthony made the statement this month to Parliament, as he outlined both the reason for the country’s notorious lack...
There is a growing trend towards precision effects in artillery and the guided MLRS has been the most effective precision system in Afghanistan. This gives an engagement capability out to 70 kilometres, with an accuracy of 10-15 metres. Use of such systems has reduced t...
Prioritising artillery capabilities has been a concern for militaries for many years. Improving range, the precision of munitions, and its land-air integration while keeping the cost of the systems to a minimum has always been a delicate balancing act. Defence IQ re...
Nexter Systems exhibited a new variant of its CAESAR (CAmion Êquipê d'un Systeme d'ARtillerie) self-propelled artillery system mounted onto a modified Tatra Trucks T815-7 series 8x8 high-mobility heavy duty truck chassis during DSEI 2015 in London.
Amid current land conflicts and the potential of future warfare, it is useful to understand how armies are prioritizing their artillery challenges, and where artillery investment should lie. Defence IQ surveyed this community to get a gauge on these issues.
At the Future Artillery, a conference hosted by DefenceIQ, Mike Ross, Director of Royal Artillery, outlined the trends and developments in the UK artillery industry. While future artillery remains unclear, there are many opportunities for development and growth in the...
It has taken twenty-seven years for the Indian Army to regain momentum on its artillery front. Following the much-publicised 1986 AB Bofors scandal, the nation has stayed largely in "theory and analysis" mode when it comes to contracting any new big guns.
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