Military engagement like the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan boost and demand the ability of our forces to innovate. In this connection engineers play a decisive role. From the development of “UAV — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” right up to “C‑IED – Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices” there are technologies developed to make the campaigns of our forces more effective and more safe. Engineers in particular in the field of military are confronted with a constantly changing area of responsibility and challenges.
|Conference „Military Engineering 2010“ in Munich|
Photo: Jens Hohmann
Within the scope of our media partnership with Clarion Events, GlobalDefence.net attended the conference “Military Engineering 2010” in Munich.
Focus of this conference was on the newly developed technologies and strategies for the highest possible protection for the engineering troops and of course for the combat troops. In this way the conference was a not only platform for companies to present and promote their latest products, but also the chance for the military to refer about practice-related problems or discrepancies concerning the performance of material or structures.
A big talking point in the theater of operations for the armed forces is the improvised explosive devices “IED”. The “Military Engineering 2010” showed the various possibilities of the military to face this threat in the form of “C‑IED”. Companies like Rheinmetall Defence, NIITEK or Caterpillar presented their latest products, for example the AEV 3 Kodiak.
In the scope of the issue “C‑IED – Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices” GlobalDefence.net will report in detail about the developments and various weapon systems.