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WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR OWN NATION’S KEY ARTILLERY NEEDS, WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS MOST IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT? 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. The war against Daesh has seen the increased importance of artillery to contemporary joint fires operations. In the Donbass region, Ukraine faces an enemy with a modern and fully-integrated joint fires capability – underpinned by emerging technologies such as UAVs and superior communication systems. Amid these developments, it is useful to understand how armies are prioritizing the challenges, and where artillery investment should lie. Ahead of the 14th annual Future Artillery conference (22-24 March; London, England), Defence IQ surveyed hundreds of its readers involved in this community to get a perspective on these changes within the Artillery domain… Almost half of respondents see the Middle East as being the focal area for new artillery systems, being the epicentre of much of current insurgency and conflict. Eastern Europe, in the wake of the annexation of Crimea, is also seeing a higher risk of artillery combat. 2% INEFFICIENT / INEFFECTIVE TRAINING 30% MILITARY 36% INDUSTRY 11% ACADEMIA/ ANALYSIS 5% MEDIA WHERE IN THE WORLD DO YOU BELIEVE THE MAJORITY OF ARTILLERY SYSTEMS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE DEPLOYED WITH THE NEXT 1-2 YEARS? 13% ASIA- PACIFIC 6% 13% 11% 9% 12% 1% 10% 11% 2% 19% 3% 4% Artillery-vehicle integration / acquisition Joint / Coalition coordination Recoil reduction Interoperability Mobility Digitization Precision Training Acquisition of new 105 mm systems Acquisition of new 155 mm systems Anti-tank systems Other Priorities are largely split across responses as to the needs for improvement within the artillery domain. However, the highest single response emerged for a need for more 155 mm systems. 46% MIDDLE EAST 27% EASTERN EUROPE 4% CENTRAL ASIA 3% SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 1% NORTH AFRICA Almost half of respondents collectively cited a concern over the rising use of unmanned aerial vehicles as a potential threat to land-based artillery. More difficult to target and hugely versatile as an offensive capability, the UAV presents significant problems for artillery planning in the coming years, both in the need to defend against these assets and to remain relevant amid their deployment. Money remains the biggest challenge for artillery across international artillery stakeholders, with rumblings of new investment arising in Europe, the US and the Middle East, but funding being channelled to other areas in much of the rest of the world. Further down the scale, ageing or inefficient equipment is a cause for concern. In other words, artillery forces are at pains to remain modern and relevant, but are not positive about being able to find cost-effective solutions to meet their requirements at this time. Involved in this industry Visit 22-24 May, 2017 | London, UK Contact us: 44 (0) 20 7036 1300 Email: [email protected] futureartillery.iqpc.co.uk WHAT DO YOU PERCEIVE TO BE THE BIGGEST THREAT TO ARTILLERY FORCES ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN THE COMING YEARS? WHAT DO YOU PERCEIVE TO BE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE TO IMPROVING THE ARTILLERY CAPABILITIES IN YOUR NATION? COST / BUDGET 49% INEFFICIENT / AGEING EQUIPMENT 16% LACK OF COMMUNICATION WITH / INPUT FROM INDUSTRY 6% LACK OF RELIABLE C4ISR 8% ADVANCING CAPABILITIES OF ADVERSARIES 12% Aircraft 12% UAVs 45% Jamming / ECM 8% Cyber counter measures 14% Adversarial Artillery 15% Other 6% The majority of respondents to these questions are industry and end-users. THE FUTURE OF ARTILLERY SYSTEMS We surveyed the international Artillery community on the investment, evolution and challenges for these systems… IN WHICH AREA ARE YOU CURRENTLY EMPLOYED?

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WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR OWN NATION’S KEY ARTILLERY NEEDS, WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS MOST IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT?

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.

The war against Daesh has seen the increased importance of artillery to contemporary joint fires operations. In the Donbass region, Ukraine faces an enemy with a modern and fully-integrated joint fires capability – underpinned by emerging technologies such as UAVs and superior communication systems.

Amid these developments, it is useful to understand how armies are prioritizing the challenges, and where artillery investment should lie.

Ahead of the 14th annual Future Artillery conference (22-24 March; London, England), Defence IQ surveyed hundreds of its readers involved in this

community to get a perspective on these changes within the Artillery domain…

Almost half of respondents see the Middle East as being the focal area for new artillery systems, being the epicentre of much of current insurgency and conflict. Eastern Europe, in the wake of the annexation of Crimea, is also seeing a higher risk of artillery combat.

2%INEFFICIENT / INEFFECTIVE TRAINING

30%MILITARY

36%INDUSTRY

11%ACADEMIA/ANALYSIS

5%MEDIA

WHERE IN THE WORLD DO YOU BELIEVETHE MAJORITY OF ARTILLERY SYSTEMS ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE DEPLOYED WITH THE NEXT 1-2 YEARS?

13%ASIA-PACIFIC

6%13%

11%

9%

12%1%

10%

11%2%

19%3%

4%

Artillery-vehicle integration / acquisition

Joint / Coalition coordination

Recoil reduction

Interoperability

Mobility

Digitization

Precision

Training

Acquisition of new 105 mm systems

Acquisition of new 155 mm systems

Anti-tank systems

Other

Priorities are largely split across responses as to the needs for improvement within the artillery domain. However, the highest single response emerged for a need for more 155 mm systems.

46%MIDDLEEAST

27%EASTERNEUROPE

4%CENTRALASIA

3%SUB-SAHARANAFRICA

1%NORTHAFRICA

Almost half of respondents collectively cited a concern over the rising use of unmanned aerial vehicles as a potential threat to land-based artillery. More difficult to target and hugely versatile as an offensive capability, the UAV presents significant problems for artillery planning in the coming years, both in the need to defend against these assets and to remain relevant amid their deployment.

Money remains the biggest challenge for artillery across international artillery stakeholders, with rumblings of new investment arising in Europe, the US and the Middle East, but funding being channelled to other areas in much of the rest of the world. Further down the scale, ageing or inefficient equipment is a cause for concern. In other words, artillery forces are at pains to remain modern and relevant, but are not positive about being able to find cost-effective solutions to meet their requirements at this time.

Involved in this industry Visit

22-24 May, 2017 | London, UKContact us: 44 (0) 20 7036 1300

Email: [email protected]

futureartillery.iqpc.co.uk

WHAT DO YOU PERCEIVE TO BE THE BIGGEST THREAT TO ARTILLERY FORCES ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN THE COMING YEARS?

WHAT DO YOU PERCEIVE TO BE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE TO IMPROVING THE ARTILLERY CAPABILITIES IN YOUR NATION?

COST / BUDGET

49%

INEFFICIENT / AGEING EQUIPMENT

16%

LACK OF COMMUNICATION WITH / INPUT FROM INDUSTRY6%

LACK OF RELIABLE C4ISR

8%

ADVANCING CAPABILITIES OF ADVERSARIES

12%

Aircraft12%

UAVs45%

Jamming / ECM8%

Cyber counter measures

14%Adversarial

Artillery

15%Other6%

The majority of respondents to these questions are industry and end-users.

THE FUTUREOF ARTILLERYSYSTEMSWe surveyed the international Artillery community on the investment, evolution and challenges for these systems…

IN WHICH AREA ARE YOUCURRENTLY EMPLOYED?