La survivabilité sur le champ de bataille : entre technologie et manœuvre Focus stratégique, n° 72, mars 2017
The concept of survivability is central to the design of combat vehicles and to the elaboration of doctrines for the employment of military forces.
Over the last decades, weapons technology has greatly contributed to increase lethality, showing the limits of armor-plating and conventional military equipment. There hence is a need for a more holistic approach to protection, in a new balance between technology and maneuver. This paper attempts to explore several options to improve the survivability of armored vehicles on the modern battlefield. These options will necessarily rely on technological innovation but also on tactical renewals in maneuver and combined arms warfare.
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