What will the war look like in 2035?

Since the end of the Second World War, developments on the battlefield have mainly followed an incremental dynamic, with armored vehicles increasingly powerfully armed and better protected, aircraft increasingly faster and more precise, and naval vessels. better and better armed. But fundamentally, the conduct of operations remains largely modeled on that which took place during the 50s and 60s, with increased precision and more effective communications. But today, both among La Défense industrialists and in the General Staff, a new form of war is emerging, much more dynamic, electronic, and lethal. So what might war in 2035 look like? 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 indeed 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 carried out the crucial missions of reconnaissance, but also of fire control as well as, in certain cases, by directly carrying out strikes. . More difficult to engage than combat planes or armed helicopters, drones have enjoyed a certain form of impunity over ground forces, carrying out precise and deadly strikes on defensive devices but also on supply lines and opposing anti-aircraft systems. Above all, it was better use of drones like the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 and Israeli stray munitions, which allowed Azerbaijan to gain the upper hand in the fighting against the Armenian forces, less well equipped with drones and visibly poorly prepared. to face this threat.

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Bayraktar's TB2 drone undoubtedly represents an important part of the military successes recorded by Azerbaijan in the conflict between it and Armenia in Haur-Karabakh.

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