Rapidly increasing levels of interest in creating a fully modernised 21st century military force have led to intense competition across the defence industry in Europe - from communications providers to the race to procure the latest advanced and interoperable technologies. However, a reallocation of funds is just one of the reasons for the current slowdown being witnessed in this market.
This briefing is a must for all soldier component manufacturers, ranging from communications suppliers through to weapons suppliers and MODs, as it will discuss emerging trends and issues, as well as provide forward projections for the European Soldier Modernisation Programme (SMP) Market.
"Over the last century military technology has undergone spasms of revolutionary change, with combat aircraft, armoured transport, helicopters and tanks changing the face of modern warfare. However, until recently, the dismounted soldier has improved its capabilities in an evolutionary rather than revolutionary manner. Today, many NATO countries are seeking to revolutionise dismounted close combat capabilities by improving C4I, Survivability, Mobility and Transportability. This will provide important opportunities for manufacturers and systems providers with diverse expertise to enter this dynamic new market. However, this market still faces significant future challenges, not least of which is how to integrate the lessons learned from recent operations," observes Defence Research Analyst James Cooper for Frost & Sullivan's Aerospace & Defence group.
Frost & Sullivan will hold this conference call at 15.00 BST on Thursday 17 May 2007, to provide industry participants with an outlook on the European Soldier Modernisation Programme. To participate, please email Michael Banks at michael.banks[.]frost.com with the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, email address, city, state and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be e-mailed to you. Additionally, a recorded version of the briefing will be accessible to anyone at any time for three months following the live briefing date.
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