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The rise of robotics in the U.S. Army: An insight from the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence

The rise of robotics in the U.S. Army: An insight from the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence

The Maneuver Center of Excellence of the U.S. Army is at the heart of the Pentagon’s plans to invest US$1 billion over the next few years for the development of robotics systems, having held their first-ever Robotics Industry Day this summer. “In conventional operations, as well as in the urban and asymmetric environment, robotics present many obvious benefits for combat troops” declares Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director of the Robotics Requirements at the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and speaker at IAVs 2019 during his interview with Defence IQ. 

Download the full interview below to learn more about the place and opportunity of robotics for land forces on situational awareness, manoeuvre and connectivity. 


Onto the 2035 operating environment: Global armoured vehicles market survey

Onto the 2035 operating environment: Global armoured vehicles market survey

The threat landscape surrounding armoured vehicles is evolving. With emerging technologies come new challenges, and land forces need to adapt accordingly to remain dominant on the 2035 battlefield. Ahead of International Armoured Vehicles 2019, Defence IQ surveyed senior executives and professionals within the armoured vehicle domain, including commercial and military. The results contained in this infographic provide:

  • Insights into the 2035 operating environment and threat landscape
  • Key future demands in armoured vehicles and growth markets
  • The place of robotics and autonomous systems and what other technologies will be key
  • The current main challenges the respondents are encountering
Global Armoured Vehicle Market Report 2019

Global Armoured Vehicle Market Report 2019

The globally changing strategic context surrounding the armoured vehicles and related equipment market has made it even more wide-ranging, seeing a significant increase in UGVs, artificial intelligence, virtual training and survivability equipment. This growing market is expected to reach US$31.26 Billion by 2021, driven by increasing armed conflicts, terrorism among others.

This edition of Defence IQ’s annual Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report outlines key programmes across the globe, future requirements and current holdings. 

Download the full report for further information. 

Preparing the army of the future: TRADOC's role in shaping the future land forces

Preparing the army of the future: TRADOC's role in shaping the future land forces

The battlespace is increasingly complex and requires land forces to be flexible and have mobility while preserving their lethality, using systems that are more and more digitised. 

For the past 17 years, the International Armoured Vehicles has proven itself in the armoured vehicles community by providing the audience with A-list speaker and facilitating the discussion between the industry and the military. This exclusive interview with General David G. Perkins, Commanding General at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, provides insight into the next generation warfare and its implications on the procurement decisions and assets design for the land forces of tomorrow.

The importance of a land power narrative in an ever-evolving battlefield

The importance of a land power narrative in an ever-evolving battlefield

Land power is indispensable to achieve strategic objectives on the ground. The battlefield is changing and new threats and enemies are emerging, creating new procurement requirements and challenges for armed forces and the armoured vehicle community needs to adapt to this evolution. In this exclusive interview from this year's Chairman, Sir General Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (2014-2017), discover what he thinks of how armoured vehicles fit into the balance of land capabilities, how strategic trends are shaping future requirements and what tools the community has to adapt to a constantly changing battlefield.

"We have started to build up our National defence" - Five focus areas of the Swedish Army to remain relevant in an increasing threat context

"We have started to build up our National defence" - Five focus areas of the Swedish Army to remain relevant in an increasing threat context

In this exclusive article, Major General Engelbrektson, Chief of Staff of the Swedish Army, who will be present at the 2018 International Armoured Vehicles conference, offers us a privileged insight on the five areas Sweden is focusing on in order to remain relevant in an increasing threat context, from acknowledging the source of the threat to cooperating with other nations.