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Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe
13 May - 14 May 2024
Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe

Conference Overview

SAE Media Group is delighted to announce that the Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe will return to Prague for its 10th year between the 13 - 14 May 2024.

The Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference is the premier meeting for armoured vehicle programme managers and military commanders from within the Central and Eastern European region.

In response to the ever-increasing digitalisation of the modern battlefield, and the emergence of new near-peer adversaries, there is a continuing requirement for the modernisation of armoured vehicle systems across the region.

A world class event focused on military vehicles based in Europe, assisting with the continued learning and development of armoured vehicle programme managers and practitioners through briefings, panel sessions and focused discussion groups.
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz

Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz

Commander, Land Forces Command, Hungarian Defence Forces
Brigadier General Jaroslaw Górowski

Brigadier General Jaroslaw Górowski

Deputy Army Inspector, Head of Armoured and Mechanised Troops Directorate, Polish Armed Forces
Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Commander, Austrian Defence Logistics School, Austrian Armed Forces
Colonel Brian Hoffman

Colonel Brian Hoffman

Director of Operations, G-3/5/7, V Corps, US Army
Colonel David Franta

Colonel David Franta

Chief of the Mechanized Infantry Development Section, Force Development Division, General Staff, Army of the Czech Republic
Colonel László Nagy

Colonel László Nagy

Deputy Office Director, Capability Development Office, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
Colonel Miroslav Vybihal

Colonel Miroslav Vybihal

Acting Commander, 7th Mechanized Brigade, Czech Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou

Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou

Land Systems Export Programs Manager, French MoD/DGA/DICE
Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

UK Boxer Capability Cooperation, DE&S, UK MoD
Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, ACCDC, Bundeswehr
Lieutenant Colonel Ludovit Varga-Korytar

Lieutenant Colonel Ludovit Varga-Korytar

Head of Ground Forces Development Section, Modernisation Department, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro

Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro

Force Development Section Head, Force Development Section Head, Italian Army General Staff
Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar

Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar

MBT Project Supervisor, Armaments Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
Major General Ruprecht von Butler

Major General Ruprecht von Butler

Commander 10th Armored Division , German Army
Mr Ivar Janson

Mr Ivar Janson

Strategic Category Manager for Armoured Vehicles, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
Mr Mario Blokken

Mr Mario Blokken

Director PSec, European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel
Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

Program Manager Main Battle Tank Systems, SSB
Ms Alexandra Alonzi

Ms Alexandra Alonzi

Boxer Programme Manager, OCCAR

Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz

Commander, Land Forces Command, Hungarian Defence Forces
Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz

Brigadier General Jaroslaw Górowski

Deputy Army Inspector, Head of Armoured and Mechanised Troops Directorate, Polish Armed Forces
Brigadier General Jaroslaw Górowski

BG Jaroslaw Górowski was born in 1973 in Bielsko-Biala. He graduated from the Land Forces (Army) Academy in Wroclaw in 1997 and was commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant. In 2005 he completed the National Defence College in Warsaw and in 2007 Postgraduate Studies on Operations and Tactics. Abroad he progressed Army Operation Course in Canadian Land Forces Commanding and Staff College (Kingston, 2010), Advanced Commanding and Staff Course in Joint Services Commanding and Staff College (Shrivenham, 2010) and National Security Program in Canadian Forces College (Toronto, 2019).


After graduation he served on various command positions (platoon leader, coy commander) in 9 th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (Braniewo, 1997 – 2002). After finishing National Defence College he was assigned to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff of 17th Mechanized Brigade (Miedzyrzecz, 2005 – 2010). During second rotation of Polish contingent in Afghanistan he was a battle group Chief of Staff and for his acts of valour awarded with U.S. Bronze Star Medal. After redeployment from Afghanistan he was assigned to the position of battalion commander in 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (Swietoszów, 2010 – 2014). Meanwhile he was once again deployed to Afghanistan as a Task Force Alpha Commander during eight rotation of Polish “White Eagle” contingent. For this service BG Górowski was awarded by the Polish President
with the Order of the Military Cross, 2 nd Class in 2013.


In 2015 he was appointed Chief of Training in 34th Armoured Cavalry Brigade and after that
Chief of General Command J-3 (OPS). In July 2019 he assumed the position of Chief of Staff in
newly created 18th Mechanized Division (Siedlce). In March 2020 he was appointed Commander of 1st Armoured Brigade (Wesola) and in August he was promoted Brigadier General. BG Górowski is currently assigned to General Command of the Polish Armed Forces (beginning 1 February 2022) where he is the Chief of Armoured Division - Deputy Army Inspector.

Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Commander, Austrian Defence Logistics School, Austrian Armed Forces
Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Colonel Brian Hoffman

Director of Operations, G-3/5/7, V Corps, US Army
Colonel Brian Hoffman

Colonel David Franta

Chief of the Mechanized Infantry Development Section, Force Development Division, General Staff, Army of the Czech Republic
Colonel David Franta

Colonel László Nagy

Deputy Office Director, Capability Development Office, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
Colonel László Nagy

Colonel Miroslav Vybihal

Acting Commander, 7th Mechanized Brigade, Czech Armed Forces
Colonel Miroslav Vybihal

Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou

Land Systems Export Programs Manager, French MoD/DGA/DICE
Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou

Graduated from both ENSTA Bretagne (Engineering School) and Sorbonne Paris 1 University (Master 2 : Industrial Strategies and Defense Public Policy), I had the opportunity to hold different positions in the French MoD/DGA (French procurement agency) for nearly 25 years, going from scientist up to land systems export programs manager, in a national and international context (NATO/EU), offering me the possibility to be involved in equipments, systems and system of systems development.

Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

UK Boxer Capability Cooperation, DE&S, UK MoD
Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, ACCDC, Bundeswehr
Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Ludovit Varga-Korytar

Head of Ground Forces Development Section, Modernisation Department, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
Lieutenant Colonel Ludovit Varga-Korytar

Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro

Force Development Section Head, Force Development Section Head, Italian Army General Staff
Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro

Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar

MBT Project Supervisor, Armaments Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar

Major General Ruprecht von Butler

Commander 10th Armored Division , German Army
Major General Ruprecht von Butler

Mr César Pousa

Senior Project Officer, Land Combat Vehicles - Tactical Land Systems, Air & Land Combat Systems, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
Mr César Pousa

Mr Ivar Janson

Strategic Category Manager for Armoured Vehicles, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
Mr Ivar Janson

Mr Mario Blokken

Director PSec, European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel
Mr Mario Blokken

Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

Program Manager Main Battle Tank Systems, SSB
Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

Ms Alexandra Alonzi

Boxer Programme Manager, OCCAR
Ms Alexandra Alonzi

 Alexandra Alonzi has been working within the OCCAR Executive Agency since May 2023, delivering the BOXER Programme. Prior to this, Alexandra has extensive experience delivering both platform and equipment portfolios within the UK MoD, including Merlin Helicopter upgrades and the Counter-CBRN portfolio. With a degree in Physics and over 15 years working in Defence, Technology and Engineering, Alexandra has also delivered nuclear engineering, advanced technology and IT projects for companies such as BAE Systems, Airbus Defence and Space and EDF Energy.

Who should attend:

National militaries:
• Military survivability specialists
• Military Land Forces

Industry:
• Businesses looking to break into the regional market
• Established players in the regional market
• Developers and innovators in military technology

Transnational/Continental/Euro-Atlantic organisations/bodies:
• To sell their products, create capital and acquire more business, updates on the direction of the market, and MOST IMPORTANTLY meet the relevant people from countries seeking to enhance their capabilities. 

Here's why you can't miss this event:

Unlike the rest of the Future Armoured Vehicles portfolio, Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe conference focusses on all aspects of armoured vehicle development, including situational awareness, weapons systems or lethality, and armoured protection or survivability.

Key focusses include standards of interoperability for armoured systems with NATO allies, training and operational standards for armoured units, the sustainment of armoured vehicle fleets and modernisation/procurement plans for future armoured vehicle fleets.

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Conference agenda

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8:00

Registration & Coffee

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8:50

Chair's Opening Remarks

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The Modernisation Strategy of the Czech Armed Forces’ Armoured Land Capability

Colonel David Franta

Colonel David Franta, Chief of the Mechanized Infantry Development Section, Force Development Division, General Staff, Army of the Czech Republic

  • The integration of Leopard II MBT and CV90 IFV
  • Modernisation of the T-72 fleet to meet current operational requirements
  • Lessons learned from the Russo-Ukrainian War on armoured vehicle combat
  • Future requirements for the Czech Armed Forces’ armoured vehicle fleets
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    Hungary’s Operational Requirements to Provide Armoured Overmatch

    Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz

    Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz, Commander, Land Forces Command, Hungarian Defence Forces

  • Hungary’s role in providing security to Europe utilizing advanced armoured capabilities
  • Lessons learned from the Russo-Ukrainian war – Resulting requirements and challenges
  • Operational requirements to upgrade combat armoured systems – Leopard 2 A7 & Lynx KF41
  • Working with industry to fill the gaps in operational requirements 
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    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    11:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - BAE Systems Hägglunds

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    11:30

    Poland’s Evolving Armoured Capability and Meeting the Challenges of the Evolving Security Climate

    Brigadier General Jaroslaw Górowski, Deputy Army Inspector, Head of Armoured and Mechanised Troops Directorate, Polish Armed Forces

  • An overview of the Polish Armed Forces Modernisation Program (2024-2035) and upgrading Polish armoured vehicles
  • Increasing combat capability for Polish armoured vehicles to meet modern day threats
  • Experience from the integration of the M1 Abrams MBT, K2 MBT and BORSUK IFV
  • Training strategies for new tank crews
  • Future operational and technical requirements for Poland’s armoured forces
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    Reliable – Mobile – Fast: The 10 Armoured Division and Increasing the Mission Efficiency of the Bundeswehr’s Armoured Fighting Vehicles

    Major General Ruprecht von Butler

    Major General Ruprecht von Butler, Commander 10th Armored Division , German Army

  • An outline of the structure and mission of the Bundeswehr’s 10 Armoured Division
  • The strike capabilities of the 10 Armoured Division’s fighting armoured vehicles – Including the Leopard II MBT, Puma and Marder IFVs
  • Enhanced armoured vehicle interoperability standards between Germany and regional partners
  • Working with industry partners to ensure the needs of the warfighter are met for future operations
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    Slovakia’s Armoured Vehicle Nowadays and Modernisation Requirements

    Lieutenant Colonel Ludovit Varga-Korytar

    Lieutenant Colonel Ludovit Varga-Korytar, Head of Ground Forces Development Section, Modernisation Department, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic

  • An overview of the current armoured capabilities of Slovak Armoured forces
  • Introduction of the Patria 8x8 AFV and CV90 IFV – enhanced firepower and mobility
  • Modernisation priorities for the Slovak Armed Forces resulting from lessons learned in Ukraine
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    13:00

    Lunch

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    14:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Milrem

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    14:30

    Optimising the Rapid-Reaction and Highly Mobile capabilities of the Estonian Defence Forces to Ensure European Security

    Mr Ivar Janson

    Mr Ivar Janson, Strategic Category Manager for Armoured Vehicles, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments

  • An overview of Estonia’s armoured capabilities
  • Planned upgrades for the CV90 and Partia Pasi APC to ensure manoeuvrability and lethality
  • Procurement strategies to get armoured vehicles into the hands of Estonian troops faster
  • Working with Estonian defence industry partners to provide advanced armoured capabilities
  • The integration of Robotics Combat Vehicles into Estonian Defence Forces
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    US Army V Corps – Advancing Armoured Readiness Within Europe to Fight and Win Large Scale Operations

    Colonel Brian Hoffman

    Colonel Brian Hoffman, Director of Operations, G-3/5/7, V Corps, US Army

  •  An overview of V Corps – Mission and Organisation
  • Priorities for enhancing V Corps readiness with Allies within Europe
  • The armoured capabilities of the 2d Cavalry Regiment
  • Training and interoperability requirements between V Corps and regional Allies to enhance European security
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    15:30

    Afternoon Break

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    16:00

    Armoured Vehicle Developments in the Romanian Armed Forces

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Romanian Land Forces

  • Overview of the Romanian Piranha V Program and their integration into fighting units
  • C2ISR systems - Effectively utilising real-time data for armoured situational awareness
  • The opportunities and challenges of using upgraded equipment on TR-85M1
  • Lessons learned from the Russo-Ukrainian War
  • Cooperation with allies and industry to enhance Romania's armoured capability
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    The MBT Modernisation and Development Projects of the CZE Armaments Acquisition Division

    Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar

    Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar, MBT Project Supervisor, Armaments Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic

  • Upgrades to the T-72 Fleets and Leopard 2A4 MBT systems
  • Priorities and challenges for the Division in developing Czech MBT capabilities
  • Operating alongside Czech defence industry to optimise Czech MBTs
  • The Czech perspective on MBT technical requirements following lessons from the Ukraine War
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    Enhancing the Altay MBT for Future Turkish Operations

    Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

    Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa, Program Manager Main Battle Tank Systems, SSB

  • Updates on the development of the Altay MBT for the Turkish Armed Forces
  • Synergy between Türkiye’s defence industry and the armed forces to develop new MBT capabilities
  • Lessons learned from regional conflicts for armoured vehicle development
  • An update on SSB’s production and procurement plans for Türkiye’s armoured vehicle development
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    Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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    8:15

    Registration & Coffee

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    8:50

    Chair's Opening Remarks

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    The 7th Mechanised Brigade – Overcoming Europe’s Security Challenges with Enhanced Armoured Capabilities

    Colonel Miroslav Vybihal

    Colonel Miroslav Vybihal , Acting Commander, 7th Mechanized Brigade, Czech Armed Forces

  • Modernisation plans and technical operational requirements for the 7th Mechanised Brigade
  • New capabilities from the delivery of the Leopard 2 A4 MBTs
  • Integration of the CV90 for enhanced combined arms operations
  • Adapting to lessons learned from the Russo-Ukrainian War
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    HDF Armoured Capability Development – Optimising the Integration of New Systems and Modernisation of Legacy Armoured Vehicles

    Colonel László Nagy

    Colonel László Nagy, Deputy Office Director, Capability Development Office, Hungarian Defence Forces Command

  •  An overview of the HDF armoured vehicle modernisation strategy
  • The role of the Capability Development Office in developing advanced capabilities for Hungary’s armoured vehicle fleet
  • The development of the Lynx KF41 – Current capabilities and planned upgrades
  • Technological requirements for the Office to advance Hungary’s armoured capability
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    10:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    Logistic Requirements to Sustain Armoured Units for Prolonged Operations

    Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

    Brigadier General Stefan Lampl, Commander, Austrian Defence Logistics School, Austrian Armed Forces

  • An overview of the armoured vehicle capabilities of the Austrian Armed Forces and updates to the ‘Mech-Paket’ development program
  • Priorities for logistics and supply network development for armoured vehicle sustainment
  • Working with regional allies to optimise the supply of armoured vehicle units
  • Future requirements for armoured vehicle and logistics capabilities for the Austrian Armed Forces
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    Modernising Spanish IFV Combat Capabilities Guarantee Victory in Future Warfare

    Comandante (OF-3) Ángel Cea Soriano

    Comandante (OF-3) Ángel Cea Soriano, Techincal Responsible Pizarro Program, Spanish Direccion General de Armamento y Material (DGAM)

  •  An overview of the armoured vehicle modernisation and procurement programs of the DGAM
  • Updates on the Spanish MOD’s Pizzaro Programme
  • The role of the Pizarro Programme in support of Spanish Army mechanised infantry operations in Europe – Enhancing mobility and lethality for ground troops
  • Future development plans to integrate new capabilities into the platform and the design of new variants
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    Italy’s Future Armoured Fighting Vehicle and Supporting European Security

  • An overview of the Armoured Infantry Combat System and Italy’s armoured vehicle modernisation programs
  • Adapting to lessons learned from Ukraine and the changing operational environment

     

  • Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro

    Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro, Force Development Section Head, Force Development Section Head, Italian Army General Staff

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    The SCORPION Program - Supporting the Transformation of the French Armed Forces Through Armoured Vehicle Modernisation

    Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou, Land Systems Export Programs Manager, French MoD/DGA/DICE

  • An overview of DGA’s SCORPION Program to make a more lethal and mobile fighting force
  • Updates on the development of LECLERC, Jaguar, Serval and Griffon
  • A Multi-National Program – Working with allied nations and industry to enhance European armoured capability : EDF LATACC
  • The DGA’s future technological requirements and capabilities for armoured vehicle development
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    Lunch

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    14:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    The BOXER Programme – Collaborative Multi-Nation Procurement and the Development of New Variants for Future Operations

    Ms Alexandra Alonzi, Boxer Programme Manager, OCCAR

  • An overview of the BOXER programme – Member nations and key partners
  • Collaborative multi-national development of the BOXER
  • Meeting future threats – Planned C-UAS & short-range air defence, logistics, heavy weapon and joint fire support variants of the BOXER
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    Panel Discussion: The BOXER Armoured Vehicle – Advancements, Deployments, and Collaborations in Central & Eastern Europe

  • How has the BOXER evolved in terms of design, technology, and capabilities since its inception, and what key features make it well-suited for modern military operations in Europe?
  • Can you share insights into the operational experiences of nations using the BOXER armoured vehicle, highlighting successes, challenges, and any adaptations made to optimise its performance in diverse environments?
  • How have nations collaboratively approached the development, maintenance, and utilisation of the BOXER, and what role does international cooperation play in enhancing the collective security of European nations?
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    Ms Alexandra Alonzi, Boxer Programme Manager, OCCAR

    Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

    Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe, UK Boxer Capability Cooperation, DE&S, UK MoD

    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke, Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, ACCDC, Bundeswehr

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    Afternoon Break

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    The NSPA and Supporting Regional Security Through Enhanced Systems

    Mr César Pousa

    Mr César Pousa, Senior Project Officer, Land Combat Vehicles - Tactical Land Systems, Air & Land Combat Systems, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

  • An overview of the NSPA’s armoured vehicles program – Leopard II, Boxer, M60T, PzH2000 and LAV
  • Supporting regional partners in armoured vehicle and land weapon system procurement
  • Requirements born from the Russo-Ukrainian War and enhancing the life cycle of legacy platforms
  • Demilitarisation Dismantling and Disposal (D3) of legacy armoured vehicles
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    Delivering European Armoured Interoperability to Meet New Threats and Challenges

    Mr Mario Blokken

    Mr Mario Blokken, Director PSec, European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel

  • The mission of the EAIC in promoting European interoperability of land forces and maintaining Euro-Atlantic security
  • Developing diverse approaches to land force interoperability in Europe
  • Challenges to European interoperability
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    Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


    Commander, Land Forces Command
    Hungarian Defence Forces
    Deputy Army Inspector, Head of Armoured and Mechanised Troops Directorate
    Polish Armed Forces
    Commander, Austrian Defence Logistics School
    Austrian Armed Forces
    Director of Operations, G-3/5/7
    V Corps, US Army
    Chief of the Mechanized Infantry Development Section
    Force Development Division, General Staff, Army of the Czech Republic
    Deputy Office Director, Capability Development Office
    Hungarian Defence Forces Command
    Acting Commander, 7th Mechanized Brigade
    Czech Armed Forces
    Land Systems Export Programs Manager
    French MoD/DGA/DICE
    UK Boxer Capability Cooperation
    DE&S, UK MoD
    Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, ACCDC
    Bundeswehr
    Head of Ground Forces Development Section, Modernisation Department
    Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
    Force Development Section Head, Force Development Section Head
    Italian Army General Staff
    MBT Project Supervisor, Armaments Acquisition Division
    Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
    Commander 10th Armored Division
    German Army
    Senior Project Officer, Land Combat Vehicles - Tactical Land Systems, Air & Land Combat Systems
    NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
    Strategic Category Manager for Armoured Vehicles
    Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
    Director PSec
    European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel
    Program Manager Main Battle Tank Systems
    SSB
    Boxer Programme Manager
    OCCAR

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    BAE Systems Hägglunds

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    https://www.baesystems.com/en-us/our-company/inc-businesses/platforms-and-services/locations/sweden

    BAE Systems Hägglunds focuses on the provision and upgrade of vehicle systems for military and civil applications. These include world-leading combat vehicles, armoured engineering vehicles and armoured personnel carriers. Supporting our customers and the users during operational service is key and we provide a wide range of services to customers worldwide, including, modernisation services from simple to complex vehicle upgrades and enhancements through to training and simulation solutions.



    Leonardo

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.leonardo.com

    Leonardo, a global high-technology company, is among the top world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organized into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries and joint ventures and partnerships. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space).

    Leonardo has developed remotely piloted systems and technologies across all domains, with significant investment in platforms, sensors, communications, control systems, in addition to counter-drone capabilities and technologies for uncrewed systems’ traffic management and air traffic control. The company’s continued development and integration of cutting-edge solutions across all domains of remotely-piloted and autonomous/semi-autonomous systems and technologies is a key element of Leonardo’s BeTomorrow2030 Strategic Plan



    Milrem Robotics

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    https://milremrobotics.com/

    Milrem Robotics is the leading European robotics and autonomous systems developer and systems integrator. The company is known for their THeMIS and Multiscope UGVs, the Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle and MIFIK the autonomy kit. The Type-X RCV is intended to support mechanized units, raising troop survivability and lowering lethality risks by increasing standoff distance from enemy units.

    Milrem Robotics is the leader of the iMUGS consortium that was awarded 30.6 MEUR from the European Commission’s European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) to develop a European standardized unmanned ground system (UGS).

    Milrem Robotics’ products and services have been sold to 16 countries, including 8 NATO members. The company’s offices are in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and the US.



    Pearson Engineering

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.pearson-eng.com/

    Pearson Engineering has a world-proven ability to deliver against the most complex defence and security challenges.

    We are expert in battlefield mobility - breaching, detection, defeat and clearance of mines and explosives as well as combat bridge launch systems, non-lethal counter mobility products and specialised counter terror systems. Further, we deliver special project support, assembly, and manufacturing services for defence programmes from our facility in the UK.

    We are a long-standing supplier of combat engineering equipment and through life support to Armed Forces throughout the world and we have contributed to significant armoured vehicle programmes including the British Army’s Trojan and Terrier capabilities, as well as to the U.S Army’s Assault Breacher Vehicle. Our products range from heavy-duty mine ploughs for main battle tanks through to nimble, protective Counter-IED rollers for light weight vehicles.

    Our products are in constant development to meet the needs of the modern Warfighter and our dedicated Research & Development team are currently working on several novel technologies to both anticipate and respond to future requirements.

    Our Engineers and Project Managers are highly trained and have experience in delivering high-specification, complex engineering products, often against demanding programme requirements and deadlines. We can call upon an established local, national, and international supply chain comprising companies which have proven themselves in some of the world’s biggest defence programmes.

    To find out more, please contact pearson@pearson-eng.com or follow us on Twitter @Pearson_Eng_Ltd.


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    Defence Online is one of the fastest-growing communities of key decision makers representing defence sector buyers and influencers within the Ministry of Defence, Prime Contractors and Industry. Providing up-to-date and informative news, insight and intelligence, Defence Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace. No matter the size of your organisation, Defence Online has a range of advertising and marketing solutions to suit your business development requirements, connecting you with a marketplace worth over £19 billion annually in the UK alone.


    21st Century Asian Arms Race

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    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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