Military Modernisation: The Science Of War
Market Expertz | March 06, 2019
The new-age ballistics has steadily imbibed modern technology in its sphere over the years. Every nation that entertains even a remote possibility of war wishes to be better equipped to handle it than the others do. The more scientifically, electronically and technologically advanced a country’s missiles are the more it is supposed to scare the other nations, ergo avoiding the war and destruction altogether.
The U. S. Defense Intelligence Agency, in its new report titled “China Military Power—modernising a force to fight and win,” explains the nation’s new and improved aircrafts that the report refers to as the “Strategic bomber” and the “Tactical bomber.” Allegedly, these aircrafts are armed with technology that will give them a longer range and consequently expand the radar of the territory that the said aircrafts have. China might soon run a fourth trial of the unnamed Type 001a aircraft carrier, the second aircraft carrier after the Liaoning, which was launched as a part of People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).
The U. S. has recently signed various deals for different sectors of its army. The US-based General Dynamics Information Technology has signed a deal with the U. S. Department of Defence to provide tech support for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 to provide better, affordable and improved weapons systems. The deal is valued at more than 150 million USD. The U. S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) has appointed BAE Systems Land and Armaments LP to provide support to the M109 artillery systems. The contract is valued at approximately 500 million USD. The artillery systems market is expected to give a CAGR of more than 7% by the year 2022. The US Defence Logistics Agency has also signed a contract with the Triumph Integrated Systems to provide the army with Enhanced Digital Electronic Control Units (EDECUs). The contract that is valued at almost 80 million USD.
The deal between India and Russia, signed in October 2018, schedules the delivery of S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defence systems. The deal is supposed to be greatly beneficial for the Indian Air Force and is valued at almost 6 million USD. South Korea is building a range of ‘Aegis’ guided missile destroyers that are equipped with a technological upgrade to the existing systems. The Brazilian army has purchased “Robosystem” (RBS) 70 NG from Saab Dynamics AB and plans on using the said air defence system in its military operations. The air defence system market is expected to grow to a CAGR of more than 5% until 2023.
The technological advancements in weaponry and ballistics are pushing the world into a race that does not seem to have a finish line and the future might witness significant progress in military modernisation. For further details on the happenings in these markets, please refer to the reports given hereunder.