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Armoured Vehicles in Asia: Key Programmes and Requirements Report

Ahead of this year’s Armoured Vehicles Asia Conference, Defence IQ compiled a comprehensive report highlighting active ongoing programmes and key requirements in the Armoured Vehicle space in the region, as militaries invest in solutions and adapt to the modern battlefield against a wide array of threats and challenges. Rapid growth of the region’s market can be attributed to increasing indigenous R&D activities in order to develop advanced designs of hybrid armoured vehicles for missions such as enhanced border, maritime patrolling and ISR. The report offers insights into the activity of nations that will be present at the Armoured Vehicles Asia conference, such as:

  • Bangladesh – procurement of 680 new Light Armoured Vehicles for a total value of US$1 billion 
  • India – update on the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle competition that is valued at US$15 billion
  • Indonesia – update on recent deliveries and current capabilities of the Army
  • Malaysia – delivery of the Armoured Engineer Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle version of the AV-8 Wheeled Armoured Vehicle
  • Republic of Korea – production of 100 6x6 KW1 and 500 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicles by 2023 
  • Thailand – deliveries of NORINCO ZBL-09 Snow LEOPARD APC under a US$1.6 million contract, expected to be completed in 2020

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Key benefits of downloading the report:

  • Know top acquisition priorities from countries that will be present at Armoured Vehicles Asia
  • Develop business strategies by meeting the right people from countries having active programmes and key requirements at Armoured Vehicles Asia
  • Gain insights into investment trends from your peers

Other countries present in this report include:

  • Australia
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan

Tailored to local challenges, Armoured Vehicles Asia will provide a platform for the discussion of armoured vehicle deployment, procurement, cooperation, and sustainment within the Asia-Pacific - attracting commanders of mechanised and armoured infantry, acquisition specialists and security experts from across the region. You can view the full conference agenda here

Military Ground Vehicles in the Asia-Pacific: Trends, developments and analysis

The Asia-Pacific region holds almost one-third of the global MGV market, as this level of investment and continued growth is predicted to excel within the next 5 years.

Hear from Jon Grevatt, Asia-Pacific Defence Industry Analyst at Jane’s in this presentation where he delivers insights into the Military Ground Vehicles in the Asia-Pacific including key trends, developments and analysis within this market.

Within this thorough presentation Jon discusses:

  • Global Military Ground Vehicle (MGV) markets
  • APAC MGV markets
  • Focus on top APAC buyers
  • MGVs – key considerations and trends

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Providing Capability Today and into the Future

At the 2016 event The United States Army’s Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC) gave this presentation on Providing Capability Today and into the Future, take a look at this presentation to give you an idea of what to expect at the 2018 event.

Market update: Armoured Vehicles in Asia

Created ahead of Armoured Vehicles Asia 2018, this complimentary report provides information on procurement and modernisation programmes from APAC countries, such as:

  • Thailand’s 8x8 Amphibious Armoured Personnel Carrier project intended for the Royal Thai Marine Corps
  • Australia’s Land 400 Phase 3 project
  • New Zealand’s Protected Mobility Capability Project
  • The Philippine Army’s plans to upgrade 44 of 114 M113A2s received from the U.S.
  • Republic of Korea’s acquisition of 600 wheeled armoured vehicles

Find out more on this year's conference here, or explore those speakers who will be welcoming to Jakarta here.

Past Presentation: Land Systems Division Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group

Hear from LTCOL Chris McKendry and LTCOL Garratt Plunkett from the Australian Government Depart of Defence who previously delivered this insightful presentation on Combined Arms Fighting Systems and Land 400.

This presentation explores what Land 400 and how legacy and new equipment will be integrated together in various phases. This also explores further where these capabilities fit in including a process timeline, testing and evaluation results for the new phase. 

Armoured Vehicles Asia 2012-2022 Report

This report will explore how the future of Asia’s armoured vehicle market is likely to evolve over the next decade. The report is based on a survey of 144 senior executives and professionals within the armoured vehicle domain, which includes both commercial and military respondents. The analysis of the survey data has been supplemented with proprietary interviews and desktop research.

Republic of Korea: Defence Acquisition Strategy: Armoured Vehicles

The 2016 iteration of Defence IQ’s annual Armoured Vehicles Asia event will be taking place in Seoul this October – and for good reason. South Korea is paying close attention to persistent military developments north of the border and various territorial and diplomatic tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. As such, heavy investment and innovation is taking place on indigenous technologies - including armoured vehicles - to maintain the country's economic boom. Read more on the acquisition structure, export developments and the vehicles entering ROK service over the coming years.

Armoured Vehicles Inventory & Future Requirements - Asia Pacific

This easy to view, interactive Prezi presentation details vehicle inventories for the Asia Pacific region. We hope the information enclosed can help readers garner a greater understanding of the current situation for end-users.

Armoured Vehicle Developments: Brigadier (Retired) Ben Barry, IISS

Brigadier (Rtd) Ben Barry, OBE, Senior Fellow Land Warfare, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), discusses the dynamic changes taking place in the armoured vehicles domain, including the address of balance between light and heavy vehicles and the manner in which artillery is impacting the field, particularly in relation to the conflicts in Eastern Ukraine and the Middle East.

Is IED protection really that important for Asian armoured vehicles?

Countering the IED threat is the most important attribute for armoured vehicles when considering Asian requirements according to a survey of defence industry professionals, with 54% revealing that blast protection is “critical.”

Global Seating Systems: Why Companies Attend Armoured Vehicles Asia

Global Seating Systems (GSS) offers "the battlefield-proven credentials as a world leader in the development and production of soldier survivability systems for armored and unarmored vehicles". The US-based company has recently been approved to supply its products to the international market and as part of its business plan, will be sponsoring every regional Armoured Vehicles conference around the world on the 2015 calendar, including Armoured Vehicles Asia. Managing Director David Kiernan explains how these events offer an unrivalled opportunity for his business to introduce itself directly to global armed forces...

Thales Interview: Armoured Vehicle Communications

Thales delivers interoperable systems that are designed to work under network-centric, multi-mission military operations, giving land forces operational superiority. Laurent Letellier, Marketing Manager for Thales Communications, explains how the company is bringing advanced solutions to some of the biggest vehicle programmes of the next decade - including France's Scorpion - and discusses the distinct advantages that the Armoured Vehicles event series provides to his business.

Map: Asia-Pacific Armoured Vehicles Inventories & Developments 2016

View this interactive overview of regional armoured vehicle inventories and requirements by navigating the map and clicking on the nations and elements of interest to you. Information includes updates on the geopolitical/industrial strategic situations of individual countries, future investment plans, and the existing stocks of main battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers, armoured cars, and more. This map is designed to give delegates to the Armoured Vehicles Asia conference a baseline understanding of the prospects and pressures of the region, as well as a look at some of the keynote speakers on this year's panel...

Armoured Vehicles Asia: Report 2015-2016

Military expenditure in Asia hit $439bn last year, an increase of over 5 percent, according to figures from SIPRI. Almost half of that is accounted for by China ($216bn), which boosted its spending by 9.7 percent. It follows a clear trend of increased military expenditure in the region; Vietnam boosted its budget by 9.6 percent, as did Australia by 6.7 percent, followed by South Korea’s 2.3 percent rise and India’s 1.8 percent. Indeed, aside from China’s rapid increase in spending in recent years, both Vietnam and Cambodia have more than doubled their military spend over the last decade.

Read this report to find out the latest regional movements and future plans...

ST Kinetics: Armoured Vehicles

Following his briefing at International Armoured Vehicles 2016, Brigadier General (NS) Winston Toh, Chief Marketing Officer, ST Kinetics, explains the company's recent developments in the field of armoured vehicles and the efforts being made to further dialogue between solution providers and end-users.

View the video to hear his thoughts on the Asia-Pacific market and its progress in the coming years...

Land 400: Insights from Lt Col Chris Mckendry

LAND 400 is the biggest and most expensive acquisition project in the Australian Army’s history, the programme will transform the Army’s Armoured Fighting Vehicle capability, providing support for decades into the future. Defence IQ sat down with Lt Col Chris Mckendry, Land 400 Project ManagerTest & Evaluation to discuss his thoughts on the driving forces behind the programme.