Over 650 armoured vehicles professionals—including over 250 industry experts and 400 military leaders—will gather for what is the world’s largest dedicated armoured vehicles conference.
Reflecting on the 18 years since our first amoured vehicles event in 2001, we’ve seen the rapid evolution of land power doctrine. 2001 was the start of an extended period of counter-insurgency and counter-terror fighting, leading to the rapid acquisition of armoured vehicles, innovation in counter-improvised explosive device (IED) technology and the proliferation of unmanned aerial systems. In 2018, we see the emergence of multi-domain concepts of operation, a reorientation towards high-end peer conflict, and the aggressive pursuit of disruptive technologies in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, which are sure to revolutionize and re-energise debate within the land forces community—not least, the armoured vehicles market.
International Armoured Vehicles is the foremost annual meeting that drives this debate—providing a comprehensive dialogue on everything armoured vehicle-related, from the geostrategic issues shaping doctrine, to the challenges of maintenance, repairs, and operations (MRO) lifecycle management and active procurement programmes, through to the next generation of ‘optionally manned’ combat vehicles. Put simply, over four days, military practitioners, research & development leaders, acquisition specialists, and partners from industry will meet to discuss the full range of emerging technologies and changing the concept of operations (CONOPS) impacting the sector, and how to prepare for challenges in 2035 and beyond.