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IAV 2017 - Post Show Report

As the 2017 International Armoured Vehicles forum has drawn to a close, we wanted to share some of the key highlights from this year’s event. This report summarizes key takeaways, shares exclusive content pieces, and includes a snapshot of what’s to come at next year’s event.

Speakers at 2017 IAV's Conference - Why They're Attending

Ahead of the 17th annual International Armoured Vehicles Conference 2017 we caught up with the speakers to tell us exactly why they are attending.

Armoured Vehicles Industry Insights - 2017

As the 17th Annual International Armoured Vehicles conference, the 2017 edition is the biggest in the event’s history. While many attend for the unique speaking engagements and detailed briefs on requirements and procurement plans, many also attend to meet the vast array of manufacturers and suppliers flocking to the conference’s exhibition space.

This year will see over 45 sponsors and partners attending from the armoured vehicle industry, all responding to evolving end user demands and a revival of the global military vehicles market.

Ahead of the event, we spoke with several of these partners to get a first-hand insight on the active trends, challenges and aspirations from within the perspective of these organisations, as well as to find out more about the unique solutions they are bringing to the battlespace…

2017 IAV's Delegate List

As we draw closer to IAV's 2017 - we wanted to share a list of organisations that will be in attendance. 

Additional Event Information

IAV 2016 - Post Show Report

In case you missed out on the last International Armoured Vehicles forum, this Post Show Report sums up some of the highlights from 2016. In this report you will find key takeaways from last years session, exclusive content pieces and a look ahead to next year.

Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report 2017

The continuing counter-offensive against Daesh in Iraq and Syria, conflicts in Yemen and the Lake Chad basin, tensions in the South China Sea, and the expansion of Russia's military have all put further pressure on governments to bolster military capabilities and armoured vehicle fleets. Active or planned armoured vehicle procurement programmes in almost every major and developing military force in the world are testament to that. All of these are explored in detail throughout Defence IQ’s 6th annual Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report (2017). 

On a global scale, Defence IQ estimates that the armoured vehicles market will reach $15.17bn in 2017.

Analysis of our proprietary survey data shows that confidence in the global armoured vehicle market has rebounded after a temporary downturn, underpinned by steadily rising defence budgets, new contract opportunities and recent big ticket government investments. 

In addition to an in-depth analysis of our survey data and a comprehensive overview of future programmes and requirements, the 80 page report also explores issues including:     
  • The continued demand for landmine/IED protection;    
  • The growing demand for Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Light Protected vehicles;    
  • The rise of Saudi Arabia and the UAE as the world's focal countries for armoured vehicles business;    
  • The increasing dangers of directed energy and other types of anti-vehicles systems;   
  • The pressures on military end-users and their expectations of the armoured vehicles market.  

Download your complimentary copy of the report today and meet decision-makers from every region at this year's International Armoured Vehicles conference.

Armoured Vehicles: World Inventories 2017

Following our 2016-17 Armoured Vehicles Global Market Report, this follow-on report details global vehicle inventories – in easy-to-read table format – in so far as it is possible to calculate. Of course, some nations and regions are less transparent than others about the exact units stocked in their military vehicle fleets, but we hope the information enclosed can help readers garner a greater understanding of the current situation for end-users...

Armoured Vehicles Global Inventories Report

Following our 2016-17 Armoured Vehicles Global Market Report, this follow-on report details global vehicle inventories – in easy-to-read table format – in so far as it is possible to calculate. Of course, some nations and regions are less transparent than others about the exact units stocked in their military vehicle fleets, but we hope the information enclosed can help readers garner a greater understanding of the current situation for end-users...

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Video: On-site experience at the 2016 conference

January 2016

The last conference addressed such questions as: What technology and platforms are we developing for current and future scenarios? How can the modern armoured vehicle continue to adapt and remain capable in 21st century theatres of conflict? How can we deploy assets at speed? And how can we best operate and communicate within a joint and multinational environment?

Interested in attending IAV 2017 (January)? You can book your place today by calling 44 (0) 20 7036 1300 or emailing enquire@defenceiq.com.

General Dennis L Via, US Army Materiel Command: Procurement and Upgrade

January 2016
General Dennis L Via, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command, discussed the procurement plans and challenges for the US Army in the coming year at International Armoured Vehicles.

Lt Gen Seppo Toivonen, Commander, Finnish Army

January 2016
Lieutenant General Seppo Toivonen, Commander of the Finnish Army, summarises his briefing points at IAVs 2016, with thoughts towards modernisation and upgrades.

Brigadier General Charles Beaudouin, French Army: Programme Development

January 2016
Brigadier General Charles Beaudouin, Director Technical Section, French Army, discusses the priorities for French vehicles in the field of reducing weight and upping firepower, as well as why he believes the International Armoured Vehicles forum is useful when it comes to decision-making.

Colonel John Atkinson, US Marine Corps: Upgrade plans

January 2016
Colonel John Atkinson, Director of Fires and Maneuver Integration Division for the U.S. Marine Corps, discusses the current plans for upgrade and modernisation as the USMC seeks to bolster its expeditionary capabilities.

Major Francois Laroche, ATDU: Vehicle Technology Development

January 2016
The role of the Armoured Trials and Development Unit (ATDU) is to carry out user trials and development tasks on armoured vehicle equipment in order to provide cost-effective support to the Equipment Programme. Here, Major Francois Laroche, discusses what the current landscape looks like for vehicle protection and survivability.

Textron Systems: Plans and Priorities

January 2016
Shortly before announcing its deal to supply the SCTV to Ukraine, Bear Midkiff, Textron’s director of Europe and Africa business operations, talks to Defence IQ about the company's activity over the past year and its priorities for 2016 and beyond. Textron Systems was the lead sponsor of International Armoured Vehicles 2016.

Black Hornet: Prox Dynamics discusses vehicle-launched nano UAVs

January 2016
Jack Eirik Straume of Prox Dynamics explains to Defence IQ how the the Black Hornet nano unmanned aerial vehicle has gone from strength to strength since seeing use in the British and Norwegian Army.  Showcasing the product at International Armoured Vehicles, the device can be launched from the confines of an AV for covert surveillance.

Lieutenant General Sir Gary Coward: Chairing International Armoured Vehicles

February 2015
The conference chairman reflects on the most interesting discussions emerging in the conference room and the emerging trends this market has seen develop over the past year.

Philip Dunne, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK Gov

February 2015
The UK's Minister of State for Defence Procurement discusses the UK strategy for armoured vehicle procurement, including the Warrior programme and the incoming Scout vehicles.

Lt Gen Luiz Felipe Linhares Gomes: Brazilian Army Modernization

February 2015
The Head of the Project Management Office at the Brazilian Army, discusses immediate priorities for the Guarani programme and the emerging developments for Brazil's land forces.

Lt. Gen. Frederick Hodges: Establishing permanent armoured force in Eastern Europe

February 2015
The head of the US Army in Europe has elaborated on plans to keep armoured equipment in Eastern Europe as a warning to Russia that NATO forces will be ready to respond to further military aggression.

Exclusive Content

Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report 2016

Defence IQ’s Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report 2016 is now available to download without charge. As regular readers will be aware, this annual report offers a digestible guide to the latest AV market trends from the world at large, as well as the results of our most recent survey undertaken to explore the perspectives of industry professionals and military personnel within this domain.

Special Feature 'Investment Outlook 2016 - 2026': This 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.

Armoured Fighting Vehicle Worldwide Inventories 2015-16

As an addition to Defence IQ's annual Global Armoured Vehicles Market Report, you can now download the latest breakdown of Armoured Fighting Vehicles region-by-region and nation-by-nation to give you a digestible understanding of what armed forces currently have in their stocks.

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.

Armoured Vehicles Industry Insight: 2016

Hear from several of International Armoured Vehicles industry partners, including their focus in the market throughout 2015 and who they hope to meet in the new year. This early industry insight comes courtesy of Textron Systems and Lockheed Martin. Find out how Tier 2 and 3 suppliers can discover opportunities with these companies, as well as who else will be available to meet at the event...

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.

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.

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.