International Armoured Vehicles Returns to Farnborough With New Vehicle Test Track
LONDON, November 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
International Armoured Vehicles, the largest show dedicated solely to the armoured
vehicles community, will be returning to Farnborough FIVE from 5-8 February 2013, with a
new Dynamic Vehicle Experience at the Long Valley Test Track.
Long Valley Test Track features different terrains and obstacles for an enhanced live
experience. Open for test track exhibitors and their guests, the dynamic vehicle
experience is designed for vehicle manufacturers to showcase their products to their
clients in an “immersion” setting, with each track running a duration of anywhere from
15-30 minutes at a time.
With this new installation, the 2013 International Armoured Vehicles show marks a
clear evolution in Defence IQ’s flagship armoured vehicle event. The event is
traditionally comprised of a large scale conference of 600+ attendees, combined with a
focussed exhibition hall, which annually welcomes 2,100+ visitors from 47 countries.
Running for its 12th time in 2013, International Armoured Vehicles once again offers a
high-level and technical programme during the conference, with topics focussing on
Survivability, Innovative Armour, Simulation, Maintenance and Industry Requirements. Last
year’s G6 Industry Panel sees a return for 2013, with new panellists General Dynamics,
Iveco, Lockheed Martin, Nexter, Renault and Textron, as well as the addition of the
International Industry Leaders Panel (IILP). Much like the G6 Panel, the IILP will feature
leaders in the international space, discussing up-and-coming markets of interest to the
land defence industry, such as Turkey, Brazil, Russia and the Middle East.
The 2013 show introduces the Industry Focus Day, which will provide a platform for
technical experts from Tier 1 companies to present their current projects, challenges and
future capability requirements to members of the military and Tier 2 and 3 groups.
Programmes to be discussed include the Boxer MRAV, BVP2 IFV, CV9040 IFV, M113 APC, Scout
SV, and the Warthog TPMV.
Amongst the prestigious speaker faculty are Lieutenant General David Halverson, Deputy
Commander TRADOC, Major General Andrew Sharpe OBE, DG DCDC UK Ministry of Defence and
Fleet Admiral Marco Antonio Guimaraes, General Commandant of the Brazilian Marine Corps.
Quoted in February 2012 in his previous role, Lieutenant General Christopher Michael
Deverell, Director Land Materiel, DE&S UK MoD commented, “There are lots of conferences
around, but there’s not another one on this sort of scale that is specifically focussed on
armoured vehicles, so it fills a very useful niche.”
Additional military speakers will represent international organisations such as the
Malaysian DoD, German Army, Danish DoD, French Army, Australian DoD, Italian Armed Forces,
and the Indian DRDO.
Full details on the dynamic vehicle experience at the Long Valley Test Track,
conference and exhibition are available on the event website,
http://www.internationalarmouredvehicles.com. Professionals involved in armoured
vehicles are encouraged to register for a free exhibition pass to the 2013 Exhibition
(does not include the conference).
About Defence IQ: With 65,000 members worldwide, Defence IQ is a unique online
community for defence professionals. http://www.defenceiq.com.
Kim Vigilia, Tel: +44-(0)20-7368-9510
SOURCE Defence IQ