A new publication: Digital Infantry Battlefield Solution. Research and Innovation

Estonian military defence industry company Milrem Robotics in cooperation with the Latvian Institute of International Affairs has published the third volume of the project Digital Infantry Battlefield Solution (DIBS).

The third volume analyses initiatives of the European Union aimed at the digitalisation of the battlefield through research and innovation, as well as the defence research and innovation ecosystem in the Baltic states. It also considers the state of play of development of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) in Canada, France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Uģis Romanovs and Māris Andžāns, editors of the book, underline that UGVs have become a mainstream necessity of modern armed forces, and their importance is yet to increase.

The first volume of this project, published in December 2016, provided a retrospective and prospective analysis of the development of UGVs, also addressing current tactical, technical, and legal issues and challenges. The second volume, published in August 2017, provided an analysis of ethical and legal aspects of the employment of UGVs, taking a closer view on how People’s Republic of China, Israel, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States.

 The overall purpose of DIBS is to promote cooperation and discussion of potential stakeholders in relation with the future role of military Unmanned Ground Vehicles.

 The publication can be downloaded here.

Published 25 March 2019