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Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe - 04/05/2017

Leading CEE's Armed Forces Gather in 2 Weeks to Discuss Armoured Vehicles Effectiveness

Attendee list released featuring Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Lithuanian, Latvian, US Land Forces and more…

With just two weeks to go until Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe 2017, SMi Group have released a preliminary list of attendees ahead of the industry meeting set to take place on 15th and 16th May in Prague, Czech Republic.

Within the Central and Eastern European region, the land forces environment continues to receive renewed attention, the likes of which have not been seen since the end of the Cold War. This has been reflected in large scale international exercises to boost readiness, as well as the individual efforts of NATO member states to enhance their respective capabilities, through procurement and training.

The constant spotlights on the region creates a need for a platform to facilitate discussion regarding tactics and technologies that will enhance future combat vehicle effectiveness in the region., Now in its 3rd year, Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe will bring together a truly exceptional speaker line up  featuring over 25 thought provoking presentations from United States Army Europe as well as the Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Lithuanian and Latvian Land Forces

An attendee list is available in the event download centre at

Event highlights will include:

  • An opening host nation address from the Czech MoD to provide updates on the current gaps and areas considered for capability development
  • Lockheed Martin discuss the fightability and agility of the 21st century turret systems
  • United States Army present PEO ground combat systems development of Stryker
  • Insight into wheeled and tracked vehicles for modern forces with General Dynamics European Land Systems
  • Romanian Armed Forces share key areas for growth and investment
  • Austrian MoD provide attendees with plans and timelines in supporting procurement of BSV10
  • German Army share feedbacks from joint exercises and potential for collaboration with NATO and regional partners
  • Feedback on the new BOXER vehicles and advantages delivered over legacy M113 tracked APC by Lithuanian Armed Forces
  • BOXER’s manufacturer ARTEC discuss key success and future plans
  • Turkish MoD present an overview of threats to the vehicle that the Turkish Land Forces must be prepared to face
  • Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation present finding from the recent white paper and subsequent future priorities
  • Soucy Defense explains challenges for integration and maintainability of composite rubber track
  • Czech MoD discuss plans for armoured vehicle procurement and systems integration
  • Spanish, Latvian, Bulgarian and Slovenian Land Forces talk combat vehicles modernisation
  • DSTL provide overview for project Medusa
  • Feedback from collaboration with the German, Netherlands and Lithuanian Armed Forces with OCCAR

Further information including a brochure and full speaker line-up is available at:   

Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe
3rd Annual Conference: 15th & 16th May
Andel’s Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

Sponsored by ARTEC, Burgess Consulting, General Dynamics, IBD Deisenroth, Lockheed Martin, Pearson Engineering, Rheinmetall CHEMPRO, SOUCY Group and TenCate Advanced Armour

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