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View the Confirmed Attendee List

View the Confirmed Attendee List

Submit the form to the right to see who has confirmed their attendance to January's Summit. 

Interested in joining them? View the agenda here and see what's in store! 

Nations represented:

  • Afghanistan
  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Luxembourg
  • Martinique
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States


Unmanned Ground Vehicles Agenda

Unmanned Ground Vehicles Agenda

23rd January 2020, Twickenham, London 

Led and moderated by the Robotics Requirements Branch of U.S. Army Futures Command, the Unmanned Ground Vehicles conference provides a dedicated platform to compliment discussions at International Armoured Vehicles and deep dive into the world of autonomous land systems. This is an important opportunity for both traditional and non-traditional defence industry partners to receive feedback, updates and initial requirements for robotics and autonomous systems efforts from across the alliance.To find out more and see the full agenda, fill out the form on the right >> 

WHO'S SPEAKING?

  • Robert W. Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist Ground Vehicle Systems Center, Combat Capabilities Development Command, U.S Army Futures Command
  • Colonel Marc Espitalier, Coordination Officer, Army Staff Capability, Artificial intelligence - Robotic & Autonomous Systems, French Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel (GS) Armin Dirks, Planning Division II, Land Systems Roadmap Group, German Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Serle, SO1 Lt Forces, Close Combat, Ground Manoeuvre Capability, Army HQ, British Army

View the full list of speakers by downloading the conference agenda to the right >> 

WHAT'S BEING DISCUSSED?

  • Human-machine teaming and changing the way we fight
  • Building & controlling AI and how to achieve verifiable and trusted standards
  • Reducing the cognitive load
  • Sensor fusion, multi-functional vehicles and operationalising the technology
  • Cyber security issues: Resilience requirements across flexible systems and different payloads
  • Managing information and the software code within a kill chain
  • Information integration across radios, cameras, sensor systems and remote weapon systems
  • Different autonomy needs across air defence, troop support, engineer tasks, engineering/bridging

View the entire agenda by filling out the form to the right >> 


   

UGVs & Manoeuvre in the Future Urban Environment

UGVs & Manoeuvre in the Future Urban Environment

The rise of global megacities and the increasing fragility of metropolitan spaces due to environmental and geopolitical crises suggests that the likelihood of future conflict taking place in the urban environment is increasing. Recognizing this, land forces are modernizing their capability portfolios to enable them to fight and win in urban operations, and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) will play a critical role in enabling manoeuvre advantage.

In lieu of Defence iQ’s Unmanned Ground Vehicles forum in January 2020, as part of our annual International Armoured Vehicles conference, we are pleased to publish this paper on UGVs in the future urban environment and the future of armoured manoeuvre.

Submit the form to the right and read straight away! >>

Our contributing writers have provided a breadth and depth of insight into how UGVs are being deployed today, with case studies on:

  • Israel’s Carmel programme
  • Russia’s experience with the Uran-9 in Syria.

The report also looks at:

  • The U.S. and British Army’s ongoing testing and evaluation process relating to the rapid development of UGV technology,
  • The unique operational challenges future cities will present army commanders and tactical units. 

To access straight away, fill in the form to the right >>


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. 

Download your copy on the right >>

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

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. 

Download the full report for further information. 

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.