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Analysis

The Putin effect – increasing armoured vehicle lethality with anti-tank missiles

Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan has seen military planners are reassess their approach to future land warfare. Instead of fighting insurgents, western armies could soon come up against tanks or well-organised foot soldiers. It’s for this reason – dubbed ‘the Putin effect’ by some – that several countries are looking to boost the lethality of their armoured vehicles to properly reflect these shifting strategic priorities.

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