Armored Vehicles a Major Part of Defense Modernization Efforts Globally

Published Date : Oct 18, 2016

The use of armored vehicles is a massive staple in any region’s defense sector, as the transportation of valuable assets, military personnel, and defense equipment through or into the battlefield. Armored vehicles also allow transportation of personnel through urban areas while avoiding major conflict or public resistance. They are also used to traverse across areas that are generally difficult to get across in regular vehicles while maintaining a high speed and optimum security level. As a result, they form a key part to the smooth operation of any defense program.

Technological Advancement in Armored Vehicles

Owing to their high value of use, armored vehicles are getting a lot more in terms of public and private investments. Governments looking to spruce up their defenses are usually boosting a large part of the defense transportation sector, including the upgrades on armored vehicles. There is a very consistent rate of integration of the latest protective materials, communication technologies, terrain-crossing modes, automation, and lethal and non-lethal weaponry in armored vehicles over the recent years. This applies especially to the use of communication devices, as the growing use of stronger grade communication devices is becoming more and more important.

Growing Security Concerns

One of the greatest factors boosting the need for better armored vehicles is the growing instances of terrorism activities and insurgencies in urban areas. With the current political and religious ties to terrorism and extremist activities, it is becoming increasingly abundant that there is a massive need for trustworthy modes of transport between areas that are in turmoil. The growing scope of urban warfare is also creating the need for a special breed of armored vehicles that are connected to satellite imagery to pinpoint the areas that they need to be at. This applies especially to the demand of armored vehicles from government. In the private scenario of armored vehicles, the situation is much more sluggish. There is a very slow growth rate in the demand for armored vehicles from the commercial side, as the extremely high costs of commercial armored vehicles bars them from being used by a greater social and economic demographic. At the same time, the need or armored vehicles is also very low in private companies and the commercial sector. It is, however, growing at an exceptional rate among the defense sector.