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Armoured Vehicles Report 2012
In coordination with the International Armoured Vehicles conference and exhibition, the Armoured Vehicles Report 2012 explores how the future of the global armoured vehicle market is likely to evolve over the next decade. Topics include armoured vehicle design requirements, key emerging global markets, the lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the impact of the global economic meltdown as defence budgets continue to wane.
Australian Light Armoured Vehicle Coiled to Strike
The Australian government has given its official backing to Thales Australia as its approved manufacturer of the Army’s Protected Mobility Vehicle, in a potential £1 billion agreement.
New Saudi Arabian Humvees to counter foreign and homeland threats
Saudi Arabia is looking to purchase more than 200 armoured Humvees, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency who notified Congress at the end of October…
£1 billion investment for UK Warrior armoured vehicles
UK forces were bolstered this month with the news that the contract for the Army’s Warrior infantry fighting vehicle upgrade has finally been sealed, which should see the service life of the fleet extended to at least 2040.
India buys new armoured recovery vehicles
India’s Army is set to receive over 200 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.
British Army Warrior Armoured Vehicle Upgrades
A £1bn upgrade programme awaits the British Army's Warrior fleet, according to a 25 October announcement.
The armoured vehicle upgrade news was jointly delivered by David Cameron and Philip Hammond - the UK's Prime Minister and Defence Secretary, respectively - whilst visiting Lockheed Martin UK. It's anticipated that, after its upgrades are finished, the Warrior's Army service life will be extended for another 30+ years.
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Summary: The Global Armored Vehicles and Counter IED Vehicles Market 2011–2021
The executive summary offers you a sneak peek of the global armored and counter IED vehicles market.
The full report offers detailed analysis of the global armored and counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) vehicles market over the next ten years, and provides extensive market size forecasts by country and sub sector. It covers the key technological and market trends in the armored vehicles market. It further lays out an analysis of the factors influencing the demand for armored and counter IED vehicles, and the challenges faced by industry participants.
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After Afghanistan: what next for Armoured Vehicles?
Perhaps the most vital concern for all those involved in the armoured vehicle industry is the issue of future requirements. With Canadian combat operations now at an end in Afghanistan, and with many other NATO states, including the US, beginning periodic withdrawal from this year onwards, the question over tomorrow’s needs is one that requires a prompt and practical response…
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.
European Armour Development Bears Up Under Tightening Fiscal Restraints
Despite a doctrinal shift away from large mechanised formations in all European armed forces, main battle tanks (MBT), infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) and myriad other ground fighting vehicles are a vital component of modern military operations. Whilst the armour technology market has traditionally been viewed as a less profitable affair then aerospace, some of the world’s most successful military vehicle manufacturers are based in Europe, with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall of Germany, the UK’s BAE Land Systems, Nexter of France and Finland’s Patria all boasting fairly healthy order books. When coupled with new trends in force protection needs and upgrade packages, Europe’s mechanised armour industry is likely to enjoy gainful employment in the coming years.
Libya Phase II - Operations Ellamy and Odyssey Dawn Make Way for NATO
Libya - As rebel momentum grows, NATO hand-over raises serious strategic questions about continued use of air power.
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.
South African appliqué armour: The Damascus Project
Roelf Mostert, Project Coordinator of Damascus Armoured Development Consortium, talks to Defence IQ on how armour is adapting to meet the current needs of conflicts, how armour material properties are developed to withstand blasts and why South African alloys are so good.
Roundtable discussion: Future vehicles in a post-Afghanistan world
Our first roundtable discussion for IAV2012, Defence IQ’s Richard de Silva brings together two heavyweights of the UK armoured vehicle scene: academic and author Prof. Richard Ogorkiewicz, and Jane’s editor Christopher Foss. Together, they tackle the topics of today’s vehicle fleets, how much a difference terrain can make, and why modularity has its limits (runtime: 30 mins).
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 wisened 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.
'No Guts, No Glory': Indian Mechanised Forces Answer the Call for Modernising Armour Technologies
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…
Major Brian Sweigart talks Army Stryker Program
With two tours in OIF completed, Major Brian Sweigart, Executive Officer of the Army's 3-16 Cavalry has deployed with a Stryker unit and discusses the challenges that military vehicles face in Iraq specifically issues related to survivability and durability. He details what he sees as upcoming for Stryker and what improvements can be made to ensure it continues to adapt to the latest threat environments.
The Fabric of Protection: Armoured Vehicles Designed to Survive
From Ceramics To Composite Materials, There Is A Broad Range Of Technologies Used To Manufacture Ballistic Protection. This Is A Vital Consideration When Constructing The Armoured Vehicle 'Iron Triangle'. Performance Is Now No Longer Measured Merely In Terms Of Blast Or Small Arms Protection, But Also In Weight Reduction. What's Better Than Polyethylene Woven Ballistic Fabrics? Cross Weave Technologies. Alex Yong Presents To Armoured Vehicles Asia On Behalf Of DSM Dyneema On These Protective Materials. Watch To Find Out How This Is Matching Up To The Competition.
Dr. Pradeep Rohatgi on the Lightweight Material Use in Military Vehicles
This video features Dr. Pradeep Rohatgi, Director of the Composites Center at the University of Wisconsin, as he discusses using lightweight materials in military vehicles at IDGA's Tactical Vehicles event. He talks about the reinforcement of different types of metals to increase reliability and energy efficiency in vehicles, as well as qualities including energy absorbing, self healing, self cleaning, and self lubricating that can greatly increase the quality of design and reduce weight which as a key issue for both the Army and the USMC.