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General David G. Perkins: Designing the future army to create a versatile, tailorable future force

General David G. Perkins: Designing the future army to create a versatile, tailorable future force

Take a look at the presentation given by General David G. Perkins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. He discussed designing the future army to create a versatile, tailorable future force.

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

- Action Plan für Real-time Video Streaming 


Brigadier General Chris Mills: Re-defining the role of Australia's future AFVs

Brigadier General Chris Mills: Re-defining the role of Australia's future AFVs

Take a look at the presentation given by General Brigadier Chris Mills, Director General Modernisation - Army. At the 17th annual International Armoured Vehicles Conference 2017, he explored how to re-define the role of Australia’s future AFVs.

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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Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay: The future of direct fire

Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay: The future of direct fire

At the 17th annual International Armoured Vehicles Conference 2017, Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay gave a presentation about the future of direct fire. Download it here.

International Armoured Vehicles: 2019 Post Show Report

International Armoured Vehicles: 2019 Post Show Report

Last year, the 19th edition of the International Armoured Vehicle conference gathered more than 650 armoured vehicles professionals from more than 50 nations, including over 400 military leaders and 250 industry experts to discuss the key challenges surrounding armoured vehicles and to shape the capability of the future. Defence IQ compiled this report, outlining the main highlights from last year’s conference, a breakdown of attendees and an exclusive insight into key presentations that were given by both senior military speakers and industry leaders. 

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Chaired by General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (2014-2017), the conference included interventions from senior speakers such as General John W Murray, Commanding General, US Army Futures Command and Lieutenant General Shoichi Shibata, Director General of Ground Systems, ATLA, Japan Ministry of Defense. Industry presentations were provided by more than 16 solution providers, including NIMR, Leonardo, Patria, BAE Systems and many more. 

Download this report to learn more about the top sessions of the conference, such as:

  • The annual Land Force Commanders panel discussion – moderated by General Sir Adrian Bradshaw and with the following participants: Lieutenant General Tim Radford, Commander, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, NATO; Major General Andrew Rohling, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe; Major General Karl Engelbrektson, Commander, Army of Sweden; Major General Odin Johannessen, Chief, Norwegian Army 
  • An update on the US Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower Programme by Mr. David Dopp, Program Manager, Mobile Protected Firepower, PEO-GCS, U.S. Army
  • A briefing on CV 90 by Dan Lindell, Director of Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hagglunds
  • The underpinnings of the St Engineering offer for the UK FATV Programme by Charles Clee, Consultant, ST Engineering Land Systems


General Sir Adrian Bradshaw will return as Chairman of International Armoured Vehicle 2020, where he will be joined once more by a panel of senior speakers

Special Feature: Armoured Vehicles Investment Outlook 2016-2026

Special Feature: Armoured Vehicles Investment Outlook 2016-2026

This special feature seeks to provide a long-term outlook for global armoured vehicle production, highlighting in particular where potential investors in the protected mobility industry should be looking, in order to secure the highest possible return. Several major defence primes across Europe and the US are explored for financials and recent or upcoming contracts, and broader investigations are made into which countries stand to achieve the most (and the least) growth, in absolute and relative terms, over the next twenty years in this vital industry. Rory Jackson reports for Defence IQ.

The rise of robotics in the U.S. Army: An insight from the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence

The rise of robotics in the U.S. Army: An insight from the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence

The Maneuver Center of Excellence of the U.S. Army is at the heart of the Pentagon’s plans to invest US$1 billion over the next few years for the development of robotics systems, having held their first-ever Robotics Industry Day this summer. “In conventional operations, as well as in the urban and asymmetric environment, robotics present many obvious benefits for combat troops” declares Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director of the Robotics Requirements at the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and speaker at IAVs 2019 during his interview with Defence IQ. 

Download the full interview below to learn more about the place and opportunity of robotics for land forces on situational awareness, manoeuvre and connectivity. 


Onto the 2035 operating environment: Global armoured vehicles market survey

Onto the 2035 operating environment: Global armoured vehicles market survey

The threat landscape surrounding armoured vehicles is evolving. With emerging technologies come new challenges, and land forces need to adapt accordingly to remain dominant on the 2035 battlefield. Ahead of International Armoured Vehicles 2019, Defence IQ surveyed senior executives and professionals within the armoured vehicle domain, including commercial and military. The results contained in this infographic provide:

  • Insights into the 2035 operating environment and threat landscape
  • Key future demands in armoured vehicles and growth markets
  • The place of robotics and autonomous systems and what other technologies will be key
  • The current main challenges the respondents are encountering
Global Armoured Vehicle Market Report 2019

Global Armoured Vehicle Market Report 2019

The globally changing strategic context surrounding the armoured vehicles and related equipment market has made it even more wide-ranging, seeing a significant increase in UGVs, artificial intelligence, virtual training and survivability equipment. This growing market is expected to reach US$31.26 Billion by 2021, driven by increasing armed conflicts, terrorism among others.

This edition of Defence IQ’s annual Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report outlines key programmes across the globe, future requirements and current holdings. 

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Preparing the army of the future: TRADOC's role in shaping the future land forces

Preparing the army of the future: TRADOC's role in shaping the future land forces

The battlespace is increasingly complex and requires land forces to be flexible and have mobility while preserving their lethality, using systems that are more and more digitised. 

For the past 17 years, the International Armoured Vehicles has proven itself in the armoured vehicles community by providing the audience with A-list speaker and facilitating the discussion between the industry and the military. This exclusive interview with General David G. Perkins, Commanding General at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, provides insight into the next generation warfare and its implications on the procurement decisions and assets design for the land forces of tomorrow.

The importance of a land power narrative in an ever-evolving battlefield

The importance of a land power narrative in an ever-evolving battlefield

Land power is indispensable to achieve strategic objectives on the ground. The battlefield is changing and new threats and enemies are emerging, creating new procurement requirements and challenges for armed forces and the armoured vehicle community needs to adapt to this evolution. In this exclusive interview from this year's Chairman, Sir General Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (2014-2017), discover what he thinks of how armoured vehicles fit into the balance of land capabilities, how strategic trends are shaping future requirements and what tools the community has to adapt to a constantly changing battlefield.

"We have started to build up our National defence" - Five focus areas of the Swedish Army to remain relevant in an increasing threat context

"We have started to build up our National defence" - Five focus areas of the Swedish Army to remain relevant in an increasing threat context

In this exclusive article, Major General Engelbrektson, Chief of Staff of the Swedish Army, who will be present at the 2018 International Armoured Vehicles conference, offers us a privileged insight on the five areas Sweden is focusing on in order to remain relevant in an increasing threat context, from acknowledging the source of the threat to cooperating with other nations.