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
New Polish President commits to army modernisation, defence investmentOn 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
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 2015-2016As 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 MapThis 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 2015Where 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 prioritiesLt 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
DSM Dyneema: Industry InsightFind 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
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
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
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.