Global field artillery market is expected to rise at a positive CAGR in the forecast period owing to market dynamics. Field artillery is a class of mobile artillery used to support armies in the field. These weapons are specialized for mobility, tactical proficiency, long range, short range and extremely long range target engagement. Factors propelling the growth of the Field Artillery market includes ever increasing demand from the military and defence segment. In addition, incidents likewar need heavy artillery that adds to the market growth.
On the other hand, there are also factors that hamper the growth of the market such as high manufacturing cost and maintenance. The Field Artillery market research report is classified on the basis of product types, application and geography. On the basis of product types, the Field Artillery market research report is classified as field guns, gun howitzers, howitzers, infantry support guns, mortars, mountain guns, multiple rocket launchers, and others. A field gun is an artillery piece and is capable of long range fire.
Gun howitzer is a type of artillery weapon that is intended to fulfil both the role of ordinary cannon or field gun, and that of a howitzer. It is thus capable to convey both direct as well as indirect fire.To be able to function as a howitzer, gun-howitzers are typically built to achieve up to 60—70° of elevation. For effective direct fire, the gun-howitzers typically employ a fairly long barrel, usually not shorter than 30 calibres. Its ammunition also has a high muzzle velocity and often large calibre. A howitzer is a type of artillery piece categorized by a relatively short barrel and the use of comparatively small propellant charges to propel projectiles over moderately high trajectories, with a steep angle of descent.
Infantry support guns or battalion guns are artillery weapons designed and used to increase firepower of infantry units they are intrinsic to and providing instantaneous tactical response to the needs of the unit's commanding officer. The designs are usually with short low velocity barrels, and light construction carriages allowing them to be more easily manoeuvred on the battlefield. They are mostly used for direct fire missions, as opposed to indirect fire like other artillery units. Their role has generally been substituted by tanks or other support vehicles, or smaller hand-held weapons. A mortar is a device that fires projectiles at low velocities and short ranges. The mortar has traditionally been used as a weapon to propel explosive mortar bombs in high-arcing ballistic trajectories. The weapon is typically muzzle-loading with a short, often smooth-bore barrel, generally less than 15 times its calibre.
Mountain guns are artillery pieces designed for use in mountain warfare and areas where usual wheeled transport is not possible. They are similar to infantry support guns, and are generally capable of being broken down into smaller loads.Due to their ability to be broken down into smaller "packages", they are sometimes called pack guns or pack howitzers. A multiple rocket launcher (MRL) or multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) is a type of rocket artillery system. Rockets have different capabilities than artillery, like longer range, and different payloads, typically considerably larger warheads than a similarly sized artillery platform, or multiple warheads. Unguided rocket artillery is notoriously inaccurate and slow to reload, compared to artillery. To overcome this, rockets are combined in systems that can launch multiple rockets simultaneously. Modern rockets can use GPS or inertial guidance, to combine the advantages of rockets with high accuracy.
On the basis of geography, the global Field Artillery market research report is classified as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. Some of the prominent players fuelling the growth of Field Artillery market includes NORINCO GROUP, Alliant Techsystems, General Dynamics Corp, Rheinmetall Defence, BAE Systems, Nexter, Mandus Group, ZavodimeniStalina (ZiS), Skoda, Krupp, and Bofors AB.
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