An Outstanding Level of Content and New Opportunities to Network Online

Given the profile of this conference and its track record for bringing together an exceptional faculty of military and industry speakers, we have every confidence that the online version of the event will continue to deliver an outstanding level of content.

New for 2021

The ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has forced many of us to adapt rapidly, changing our ways of working and rethinking our understanding of global security. The unique circumstances remind us of the importance of readiness and of partnership. As we work to define a new normal, International Armoured Vehicles Online offers an opportunity to build both.

The online delivery of International Armoured Vehicles this year also brings with it an opportunity to expand the conversation. That expansion recognises, above all, the increasingly multi-domain and networked nature of the battlespace – current and future. As NATO’s most capable land forces prepare to integrate next-generation armoured platforms, it is vital not only that those platforms are lethal, agile and well protected, but that they can plug into advanced networks and multiple domains to deliver situational awareness and decision-making authority right down to the tactical edge. The programme therefore also adds C4i to the established streams of Firepower, Survivability and Mobility, expanding them to deliver an entire day of content.

Further, the conference will feature a day on Amphibious Vehicle capability, acknowledging efforts ongoing in the UK, US and elsewhere around the world to rethink the role of armour in supporting marine and joint operations – particularly in the littoral. The development of these highly agile marine forces has much to teach us about mobility in the future joint space.

Alongside these new subject areas, the conference retains its focus on those major vehicle programmes that will deliver armour out to and beyond 2050. Robotics and autonomy will be an important part of the future capability mix, and so the conference will once again conclude with an Unmanned Ground Vehicles component. It will build on last year’s success to look not only at autonomy in a warfighting context, but at the role of unmanned platforms in a variety of combat support roles – from logistics, to casualty evacuation to reconnaissance.

Network with the International Armoured Vehicles Community Online

By removing the added burden of travel and accommodation, we anticipate that we will be able to access a broader cross-section of individuals across key military organisations and to pull in subject matter experts who seldom have the opportunity to travel to London for the physical event. Such has been our experience with our other digital events to date. Networking is different in a virtual environment, but with IAV online, we provide you the opportunity to make new connections with AI powered matchmaking and set up private and secure meetings with our esteemed delegation.