Defence IQ releases free online armoured vehicles seminars

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As the International Armoured Vehicles 2012 exhibition and conference prepares to get underway in the UK this February, organisers of the event have made several video seminars with armoured vehicle leaders available online.

London, January 11, 2012 – In the final run-up to this year’s International Armoured Vehiclesflagship event in Farnborough, Defence IQ is offering the chance to view four presentations conducted by global military and defence industry experts at recent regional events within the Armoured Vehicles series.

The ‘Virtual Conference’ seminars include the latest national updates from the following authoritative speakers:

  • Colonel P. J. Armstrong, Equipment Directorate, British Army Headquarters
  • Brigadier General Anders Carell, Head of Procurement-Land, FMV Sweden
  • Major General Anthony Cucolo III, Director- Force Development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, US Army
  • Lt. Gen. (Retd) Dalip Bhardwaj, PVSM,VSM, Former Director General of Mechanised Forces, Indian Army

All of these video presentations can be accessed from today directly online at

"It’s a pleasure to be able to benefit the Armoured Vehicle community beyond the event itself, especially with the level of insight provided by these presentations," says Duraid Jalili, Director of International Armoured Vehicles.

"It’s this kind of insight which is going to make this February’s IAVs the best yet, where we have our most prestigious speaker faculty, real decision makers on upcoming strategic decisions, as well as expert technical insight on innovative post-Afghanistan equipment requirements, Through Life Support approaches, current IED threats and new armouring innovations."

The entire show, which comprises of a conference and exhibition hall, will take place at the FIVE in Farnborough, from 20-23 February 2012. According to the event website, the show is set to host thousands of visitors from 37 countries, 50+ senior military and government official speakers and 100 defence contractors and suppliers. The visitor profileis posted online.

Major OEMs such as General Dynamics, Thales, Tawazun, Saab, Oshkosh Defense, Nexter, Force Protection, BAE Systems, RUAG and Iveco are already confirmed as participants at the event.

Complete event information is available on the event website at Visitor passes are free until February 2012. Applications for the free pass are being accepted online at Entrance fees to the main conference will apply.

Bookings can also be made by emailing, or by calling +44 (0) 20 7368 9510.