International Armoured Vehicles Returns to Farnborough with New Vehicle Test Track
International Armoured Vehicles, the largest show dedicated solely to the armoured vehicles community, will be returning to Farnborough FIVE from 5-8 February 2013, with a new Dynamic Vehicle Experience at the Long Valley Test Track.
Long Valley Test Track features different terrains and obstacles for an enhanced live experience. Open for test track exhibitors and their guests, the dynamic vehicle experience is designed for vehicle manufacturers to showcase their products to their clients in an "immersion" setting, with each track running a duration of anywhere from 15-30 minutes at a time.
With this new installation, the 2013 International Armoured Vehicles show marks a clear evolution in Defence IQ’s flagship armoured vehicle event. The event is traditionally comprised of a large scale conference of 600+ attendees, combined with a focussed exhibition hall, which annually welcomes 2,100+ visitors from 47 countries.
Running for its 12th time in 2013, International Armoured Vehicles once again offers a high-level and technical programme during the conference, with topics focussing on Survivability, Innovative Armour, Simulation, Maintenance and Industry Requirements. Last year’s G6 Industry Panel sees a return for 2013, with new panellists General Dynamics, Iveco, Lockheed Martin, Nexter, Renault and Textron, as well as the addition of the International Industry Leaders Panel (IILP). Much like the G6 Panel, the IILP will feature leaders in the international space, discussing up-and-coming markets of interest to the land defence industry, such as Turkey, Brazil, Russia and the Middle East.
The 2013 show introduces the Industry Focus Day, which will provide a platform for technical experts from Tier 1 companies to present their current projects, challenges and future capability requirements to members of the military and Tier 2 and 3 groups. Programmes to be discussed include the Boxer MRAV, BVP2 IFV, CV9040 IFV, M113 APC, Scout SV, and the Warthog TPMV.
Amongst the prestigious speaker faculty are Lieutenant General David Halverson, Deputy Commander TRADOC, Major General Andrew Sharpe OBE, DG DCDC UK Ministry of Defence and Fleet Admiral Marco Antonio Guimaraes, General Commandant of the Brazilian Marine Corps.
Quoted in February 2012 in his previous role, Lieutenant General Christopher Michael Deverell, Director Land Materiel, DE&S UK MoD commented,"There are lots of conferences around, but there’s not another one on this sort of scale that is specifically focussed on armoured vehicles, so it fills a very useful niche."
Additional military speakers will represent international organisations such as the Malaysian DoD, German Army, Danish DoD, French Army, Australian DoD, Italian Armed Forces, and the Indian DRDO.
Full details on the dynamic vehicle experience at the Long Valley Test Track, conference and exhibition are available on the event website, www.internationalarmouredvehicles.com. Professionals involved in armoured vehicles are encouraged to register for a free exhibition pass to the 2013 Exhibition (does not include the conference).
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