Since the end of the Second World War, the evolutions on the battlefield have above all followed an incremental dynamic, with armor more and more powerfully armed and better protected, planes more and more fast and precise, and ships of better and better armed. But fundamentally, the conduct of operations remains largely modeled on that of the 50s and 60s, with increased precision and more efficient communications. But today is emerging, as much among the industrialists of La Défense as in the HQs, a new form of war, much more dynamic, electronic, and lethal. What could a war look like in 2035? We will try to answer this question in this article.
The omnipresence of drones
If he is a lessons to be learned from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, this is the predominant role of drones in the conduct of modern conflicts. While the air forces on both sides were neutralized by the anti-aircraft systems deployed, the drones performed the crucial missions of reconnaissance, but also of fire control as well as, in some cases, directly carrying out strikes. . More difficult to engage than combat planes or armed helicopters, drones have enjoyed a certain form of impunity above ground forces, carrying out precise and lethal strikes on defensive devices but also supplying voices and opposing anti-aircraft systems. It is above all a better use of drones like Turkish Bayraktar TB2 and Israeli stray munitions, which allowed Azerbaijan to take the ascendancy in the battles against the Armenian forces, less well equipped in terms of drones and visibly ill-prepared. to deal with this threat.
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