We’re seeing the highest defence spending since the Cold War in Eastern Europe according to Jane’s Defense Budgets Report, with predictions that the region will see the fastest defence spending growth in the world in 2018 . Of particular note,  Europe has emerged as the leading spender globally in the military ground vehicle market. 

In addition to an ongoing migrant crisis, Europe is at pains to guard itself against a resurgent Russian threat, following its intervention in Ukraine 4 years ago. Given the versatility of roles, speed and mobility that armoured vehicles can provide an armed force, it is therefore unsurprising that Eastern Bloc nations are prioritising the modernisation of their mechanised units.

Tailored to the challenges of the region, Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe provides a platform for the discussion of armoured vehicle deployment, procurement, cooperation, and sustainment. Over the past 5 years the conference has established itself as the regions annual meeting for Commanders of Mechanised and Armoured Units, acquisition experts and capability development specialists, alongside a wider NATO colleagues from North America and Western Europe.

Officially supported by the Armaments Department of Romania, the meeting will take place between 25 – 26 September 2018. 

Both Defence IQ and Romania welcomes you to this prestigious regional meeting. 

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Key Topics Include

Armour requirements and procurement processes

Enhancing Survivability and Protection


Improving Vehicle Mobility and Firepower

case studies of armoured vehicles in battlefield operations

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