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Manoeuvre in the Digital World

Manoeuvre in the Digital World

'Digital Transformation' is currently thriving within civilian, commercial and public sectors - signalling a new era of data and information technology-centric thinking and practice. The armed forces have also felt the effects, both organizationally and on the battlefield.

The manoeuvre force is one such force embracing the concept, adopting technologies which reduce maintenance costs, manpower burdens, speed up decision cycles and support battle management. In light of this Defence iQ have published this white paper 'Manoeuvre in the Digital World' - designed to address the impact of digitization processes and digital technologies on the contemporary armoured manoeuvre force.

Included in the paper is:
  • 'Digitization in Defence' an analysis on UK MOD digitization initiatives by PA Consulting
  • The Bundeswehr's 'Digitisation of Land-Based Operations' Programme
  • 'Protected Manoeuvre': The Australian Army's Transition to a Digitized Armoured Fleet
  • Digitized by Design: Innovating the AFV - in conversation with General Dynamics Land Systems

IAV 2020 Podcast by Jane's

IAV 2020 Podcast by Jane's

Sam Cranny-Evans, the author of Jane's Armoured Fighting Vehicles is joined by John Strijdom of Newton to discuss some of the key themes and topics raised by the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) 2020 conference that was held from 20 - 23 January in London.

IAV 2020: U.S. Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle program update

At IAV 2020, Melanie Rovery interviews Major Cory Wallace, Robotic Combat Vehicle Lead who spoke exclusively to Jane’s to provide an update on the US Army Futures Command Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) program. Major Wallace briefs on the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) Bradley replacement; the Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV); Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) replacement for the M113; and the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) light tank. Newly released US Army footage gives a demonstration of testing and evaluation carried out.

2019 Sample Attendee List

2019 Sample Attendee List

Download the early sample attendee list to give you an idea of who you will meet at the event in January 

White Papers from Kappa Optronics

White Papers from Kappa Optronics

Whitepaper topics:

- CMOS Image Sensor Characteristics: Which CMOS image sensor is suitable for your application!

- Action Plan für Real-time Video Streaming 

Insights from IAVs 2019

Insights from IAVs 2019

During the IAV conference 2019, Defence IQ interviewed speakers and delegates in attendance. Their thoughts and insights on current and future armoured vehicle capabilities are shared in the following pages.

Insights include:

  • Improving the Capabilities of NATO and EU Member Nations, Brigadier General Rudi Maus, Director of Life Cycle Management at NSPA
  • Evolution of the Iron Triangle, Dr Robert Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist, U.S. Army
  • What Can Robotics Bring to the Land Domain? Major Cory Wallace, Robotic Combat Vehicle Lead, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team
  • Current Japanese Land Vehicle Requirements Lieutenant General Shoichi Shibata, Director General of Ground Systems, ATLA, Japan Ministry of Defense
  • Open Architecture is the Future, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Cowell, British Army
  • Maintaining Overmatch, Colonel John M. Cushing, Chief Of Staff, 1st Armoured Division, Fort Bliss
  • Malaysian Requirements and Capabilities, Dr. Yazid Ahmad, Deputy Director General of STRIDE, Ministry of Defence Malaysia
  • How Can We Modularise Software? Colonel James Schirmer, Program Manager, Next Generation Combat Vehicle
  • New Concepts of Multi-Domain Operations, Major General Gary Brito, Commanding General, Fort Benning, Georgia

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Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe | 2019 Regional programmes and requirements report

Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe | 2019 Regional programmes and requirements report

The Eastern European current security context is prompting armies to prioritise the modernisation of their mechanised units and the acquisition of new platforms which offer them versatility in roles, speed and mobility. Ahead of this year’s Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe conference, Defence IQ have compiled an update on the current armoured vehicles key ongoing programmes and requirements of the region’s armies, the majority of which will be present at the event. 

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Download the report to learn more about:

  • Bulgaria’s BGN 1.464 billion acquisition of 150 armoured vehicles – 90 combat and 60 special-purpose and support vehicles
  • Czech Republic’s plans to procure 210 tracked armoured vehicles as a replacement for its obsolete Russian-designed BPM-2 tracked IFVs and APCs
  • Slovak Republic’s US$1.3 billion purchase of a range of new armoured transport vehicles to replace Soviet-era OT-64 legacy platforms
  • Estonia’s plans for procurement of IFVs, the improvement of anti-tank capability of manoeuvre units and the replacement of the current light weapon systems

The following countries, which are mentioned in the report all have active procurement programmes and will be attending Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe 2019:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Slovak Republic
  • Ukraine

Other countries mentioned in the report are as follows:

  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey

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The Czech MoD is looking to procure 210 tracked armoured vehicles for the army in order to replace its current fleet of obsolete Russian-designed BMP-2 tracked IFVs and APCs. Once the contract – worth $2 billion – is signed, deliveries are anticipated to begin in 2019 and take place over the ensuing ten years. Among the expected bidders are Zetor Tractors, which has developed a new tracked IFV for military-use in the form of the WOLFDOG.

January 2017 saw the Czech MoD award a $82 million contract to…

Armoured Vehicles in Asia: Key Programmes and Requirements Report

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

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