By contrast, deploying forces across the globe is not a concern for countries like Israel, and only a minor one for Russia and many of its export clients.
Anti-tank missiles and IEDs have exacted fearsome tolls on armored vehicles in recent conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Ukraine. In a bid to reduce losses, militaries around the world may soon increasingly demand more robust personnel carriers, particularly for the kind of intense street-fighting scenarios that dominate the headlines of today.
Sébastien Roblin holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the United States. He currently writes on security and military history for War Is Boring.
Image: T-15 Armata in military parade. Wikimedia Commons/Vitaly V. Kuzmin