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Why Romania is a magnet for the Armoured Vehicle Industry in Europe

Romania has been increasing defence spending with the objective of reaching 2 percent by 2017. The country increased its defence budget to $2.9 billion in 2016.

Expenditure will be focused not just on armed forces modernisation but also peacekeeping missions, joint operations and border control measures. Read more about Why Romania is a magnet for the Armoured Vehicle Industry in Europe here.

Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe Trends and Analysis Report

The security situation in Europe has changed dramatically since the Russian annexation of Crimea. Both eastern and southern NATO flanks are facing immediate threats, with increased Russian presence in the Arctic region arguably presenting an emerging risk on the northern front.

Ahead of the Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe conference (20-21 September in Bucharest, Romania) Defence IQ commissioned a survey of armoured vehicle experts and industry professionals to gauge how the market is evolving and to identify the key trends in the market over the next 10 years.

New Polish President commits to army modernisation, defence investment

On August 6th, Andrzej Duda was officially sworn in as the new President of Poland. In his first address to the military and the Ministry of Defence, he declared it the government’s duty to provide the army with the best possible equipment and technology, underlining his intentions to bolster Poland’s defence capabilities...

Military vehicle stealth camo system sees strong approval in trials

August 2014
An innovative type of netting camouflage that can conceal the thermal signature of military vehicles has been given enthusiastic support from US troops trialing the customisable solution on main battle tanks. Learn more about the latest results of Saab Barracuda's Mobile Camouflage System (MCS) technology, set to make an impact on the Eastern European market...

Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe: Market Report 2015-2016

As a result of the military situation in Eastern Europe, global defence spending as a whole has seen renewed signs of confidence over the past year, growing 1.7 percent. Today, 14 Eastern European countries have procurement programmes under way or in the planning stages. Download this report for a review of national inventories, requirements and developments.

Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe 2015: Active Programmes Map

This interactive map reveals the key active procurement and acquisition programmes and details some of the current and future plans for armoured fighting vehicle fleets (2015-2016). Scan the map to find countries of interest. Click on marked countries to reveal their programmes...

Polish Defence Modernisation: An Overview for 2015

Where some countries in Eastern Europe have downscaled on their conventional warfare capabilities in recent years, opting instead to prioritise internal security and counterinsurgency, Poland has never taken its eye away from the possibility – however remote – of large-scale operations against highly capable armed forces. This is of course primarily dictated by its geographic situation and the historic threat of Russian hostilities from across its borders. However, the Polish Armed Forces believe in taking a holistic approach to defence, adapting common systems to the complexities of modern operations, including unpredictable threats. Read this update to get an overview of the latest procurement plans...

U.S. Army to keep armoured equipment on NATO's eastern border

This year's Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe event will see a key briefing from Major General Walter E. Piatt, Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe as negotiations are under way to arm Stryker vehicles stationed on the continent with higher calibre firepower to help protect the Baltics and eastern states. Earlier this year, Lt Gen Ben Hodges, head of USAREUR, attended the flagship Armoured Vehicles conference in London in order to elaborate on plans to keep armoured equipment on NATO's eastern border, full-time. Hodges believes this will serve as a warning to Russia that forces will be ready to respond to further military aggression. [View the interview]

Czech Armed Forces' armoured vehicle priorities

Lt Col Vit Duchacek, the Czech Armed Forces' Divisional Director of Development and Planning Capabilities, talks with Defence IQ about armoured vehicles - from current modernization plans to immediate challenges facing his personnel.

Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe: Market Overview

June 2014
The European armoured vehicles market is estimated to lead the world in terms of demand in the next 10 years and the region will account for approximately a third of the global requirement. Recent events in Ukraine have stimulated defence spending across the region. In Ukraine itself, an additional 6.8 billion hryvnia ($697 million USD) has been added to the defence budget, a large proportion of which will be dedicated to mobility and weapons modernization...

Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe: Market Report 2017

The European armoured vehicles market is now estimated to lead the world over the next 10 years, and will likely account for approximately a third of the global requirement. Hungary recently announced it will increased total defence spending to 2% of GDP as early as 2024. Throughout the region there is a renewed focus on armament modernisation programmes, as well as a new emphasis on regional and multinational training exercises and collective defence. To address an increasingly assertive Russia NATO is implementing the largest reinforcement of collective defence in Eastern Europe since the Cold War– with multinational battle groups from 17 NATO Allies, including Hungary, currently deploying to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Ahead of the event, this report provides an overview of the most recent activities taking place within this regions armoured vehicles market, from a listing of 2016-17 inventories to strategic summaries detailing nation-by-nation responses to operational demand.

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DSM Dyneema: Industry Insight

Find out what DSM Dyneema considers to be the most interesting trends in the armoured vehicles market, where their most prevalent end-user demands have been, and who the company plans to meet and work with in this market as the year progresses...


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Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report 2015

Defence IQ’s Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report 2015 is now available to download without charge. As regular readers will be aware, this annual report offers a digestible guide to the latest AV market trends from the world at large, as well as the results of our recent survey undertaken to explore the perspectives of industry professionals and military personnel within this domain.
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Presentations

Polish Capability Development for Armoured and Merchandised Forces

From an Armoured Vehicles Northern Europe presentation given by COL Maciej ZAJĄC, Deputy Chief, Land Forces Department

Infantry fighting vehicle project development in Lithuania

From an Armoured Vehicles Northern Europe presentation given by LTC Dalius Polekauskas, Capability Planning Department, LTU MOD

Norwegian upgrade program for Leopard 2, MBT, CV90 and M-113

From an Armoured Vehicles Northern Europe presentation given by Major Rune Oyen and Major Gaute Indseth, Norwegian Army staff

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International Armoured Vehicles: Full Overview

The long-established Armoured Vehicles conference series is a truly global affair, with the world's most senior officers taking part. Each year, the flagship event takes place in the United Kingdom, beginning the dialogue and networking opportunities set to take place across the Hemispheres. Get a full overview from this year's International Armoured Vehicles event in under 10 minutes!

Brigadier General Slawomir Wojciechowski: Attending the Armoured Vehicles event

February 2014  
Brigadier General Slawomir Wojciechowski, Director of Strategy and Defence Planning at the Polish MoD, was in the UK to attend International Armoured Vehicles and sought consultation with partners and allies “for ideas when it comes to policy and trends during a time of shrinking budgets and a post-Afghanistan situation.”

General Sir Peter Wall (Chief of British Army) and General Sher Karimi (Chief of Afghan Army)

Having toured the exhibition space at the 2014 International Armoured Vehicles event, the heads of the Afghanistan and British Armies stand shoulder to shoulder to heap praise on the event and the opportunities that it provides to forces hoping to forge a path ahead for land forces in tomorrow's changing world.

Brigadier General Leopoldo Quintas, Commandant, US Army Armor School

Brig Gen Leopoldo Quintas, Commandant of the US Army Armor School, explains the benefits of the Armoured Vehicles conference to his duties, including the value in being able to use the occassion to meet with his counterparts and swap notes on the future direction for collaborative forces.

Brigadier General Bodgan Tworkowski, NATO Allied Land Command HQ

Speaking at IAV 2014, Brig Gen Bodgan Tworkowski, Deputy Chief of Staff, Support, NATO Allied Land Command HQ, explains how useful the Armoured Vehicles conference is to him as he has witnessed the industry move from being a local market to a global one, in which ideas and partnerships are more frequently executed on a multinational level.

Interviews

Hungary to initiate 'Zrinyi 2026' defence plan

Hungary's upcoming Zrínyi 2026 defence plan is a sign that the European land systems market is back on track

The European armoured vehicles market is now estimated to lead the world over the next ten years, and will likely account for around one third of the global requirement.

Among those nations investing more readily into these platforms is Hungary, which recently announced it will increase total defence spending to 2 per cent of GDP as early as 2024. 

Defence IQ spoke with Attila Zsitnyányi, president of the Defence Industry Association of Hungary, to discuss the exciting progress being made in his home nation...