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Communicating the Land Power Narrative

Communicating the Land Power Narrative

At the 2018 International Armoured Vehicle Forum, Major General Karl Engelbrektson, Army of Sweden gave this presentation entitled "Communicating the Land Power Narrative"; the presentation covers the following points:

  • The ever increasing need for cooperation among armed forces who are in reshaping and resizing their forces following the conflicts of the last decade
  • The challenges of future operating environments and the budgetary pressures put on defence to generate hybrid deterrence, and what this means for land power
  • With individual nations struggling to put forward the resources required to generate a strong land power cooperation is needed among nations that will interoperate together in future conflicts
  • Consideration needs to be given to great international cooperation in training, and communication as well as ammunition commonality and logistical support to deliver land power at an affordable price
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.

Defence iQ Media Kit

A Digital Platform to Engage with the Defence Community

Defence iQ’s digital platform and publications provide traditional and non-traditional defence companies, SMEs and start-ups with an invaluable touchpoint from which to connect with and educate a global network of military end users and government about their strategic vision, new products, and latest technological developments.

It is imperative for industry to have a variety of routes by which to engage with existing and potential defence customers. In this current climate, effective digital marketing strategies will be crucial in ensuring that industry can continue to demonstrate thought leadership, market new products, and maintain strong global brand awareness.

Defence iQ has invested a digital platform that allows industry stakeholders to deliver their message, 24/7, 365 days a year. We are ready and equipped to drive value for our industry partners and the wider Defence community through our bespoke digital offerings.

2020 Event Highlights

2020 Event Highlights

2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the event. Over 650 armoured vehicles professionals – including over 250 industry experts and 400 military leaders gathered at the World’s Largest Dedicated Armoured Vehicles Conference, to discuss the full range of emerging technologies and the changing CONOPS impacting the sector, and how to prepare for challenges 2035 and beyond

2021 Strategic Partnership Opportunities

2021 Strategic Partnership Opportunities

If you are considering attending IAV 2021 to make new or foster existing business connections, then why not invest in making sure those on-site conversations count? As a 2021 partner, you can ensure your brand is at the forefront of your target market’s mind, at a time when they are most engaged to buy. Take a look at the Strategic Partnerships pack today.

IAV 2020 Attendee List

IAV 2020 Attendee List

Submit your details in the form to see who attended IAV 2020, the world’s premier meeting ground for the global armoured vehicle community

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 >> 


  • 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 >> 


  • 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 >>

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

Download the report on the right >>

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