All entities within the Volvo Group contribute to the Volvo Defense offering. The Volvo Group tradition of innovation results in leading technology – driven by the values of quality, safety and care for the environment. Volvo Defense portfolio providers, including Volvo Trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Penta, are constantly innovating new ways of improving what we do.
The various sections of the Group that provide Volvo Defense with equipment – including Volvo Trucks, Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Penta – are always innovating and leading us towards new ways of improving what we do.
Autonomous and remotely controlled units allow for you to act effectively in dangerous areas, keeping your troops and personnel out of harm’s way. Volvo Group are active in, and at the forefront of the development of fully-automated self-driving vehicles. Building on developments like the machine learning processes that drive platooning in vehicles, automation is set to play an even bigger part in transportation and logistics across the board in the coming decades. And from a defense standpoint, it’s a topic of particular interest – particularly when it comes to unmanned and remote-controlled vehicles.
The Volvo Group has long been working on autonomous vehicles and the results are now making their way out onto the market. This ranges from Vera – Volvo Trucks’ new system in which autonomous electric vehicles are coordinated to ensure the most efficient, safest goods transport possible – through a new electric autonomous compact hauler concept, to the remote-controlled equipment you’ll already find in the Volvo Defense range.
To be able to move and redeploy your resources is the primary purpose of military logistics. And to be able to do it with minimal sound and a low heat profile is especially important for maintaining the initiative and freedom to operate in your mission. Electromobility is one way to achieve that. And it’s one that Volvo Group has made a key area of development – our all-electric truck was launched back in 2018.
Electric alternatives are available across our whole range: from Engineering and Construction Equipment, through Volvo Penta and Volvo Buses. All parts of the Volvo Defense portfolio can include electric alternatives available in their offering. What’s more, Volvo Group are also concerned with making electric power for equipment more sustainable, too.
Volvo Group is constantly developing and refining its connectivity offering. Connected vehicles and equipment can add value and information to your decision-making process. By being able to monitor the status of your fleet in real time, you can plan ahead and take the right measures to secure success. Monitor performance, know your exact location, interact with other equipment, and track usage. Connectivity offerings from Volvo Defense allow you to choose from a wide range of connected solutions, from remote monitoring to effective fleet management.