According to a recent report from Visiongain entitled “Military Land Vehicle Electronics (Vetronics) Market Forecast 2015-2025,” the global military vetronics market in 2015 is expected to reach $2,872m. The market grew considerably during ground troop deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan but from 2015 onwards, the cessation of these operations will represent a reduction in North American and European defence spending in the field. The two exceptions to this are France and Australia, who are involved in major modernisation programmes over a long period of time. Both the Scorpion and the LAND 400 programmes involve the creation of new ground platforms for the two countries, which naturally includes advancements in military land vetronics. In terms of sub-markets, C3, sensors, computers, power and control systems will experience significant growth during the period.
DSEI will be the leading event in 2015, enabling visitors to access the entire land systems supply chain, while the dedicated Land Zone will provide even more suppliers and content, with many examples of products and solutions. Included in the Land Zone will be a static vehicle display area featuring the latest equipment.
The Vehicle Display Area in the Land Zone at DSEI 2015 will demonstrate the latest capabilities from major vehicle manufacturers in the defence industry, adding depth to an already strong land systems showing. For 2015, the area has expanded further to provide both visitors and exhibitors with the perfect platform for networking, building relationships and viewing the latest advancements in technology.
Also situated within the Land Zone will be a dedicated seminar theatre to showcase everything from capability demonstrations to technological innovations.
Reflecting DSEI's status as a premier forum for international co-operation and thought leadership, senior military commanders will be sharing their views on how doctrine and capabilities must be shaped to meet the demands of an uncertain future.
The British Army will have a prominent presence at the show. Lt Gen Mark Poffley OBE, Commander Force Development and Capability, said: “Recent events have highlighted the need for an integrated and persistent security response across a wide spectrum of operations. The British Army is reconfiguring to meet the challenges of the contemporary security environment. An important part of this adjustment is establishing a close relationship with its industrial partners, seeking out innovative and relevant solutions as part of the Defence Growth Partnership and exploiting mutually beneficial agendas to defeat those who threaten our security.”