Countering the IED threat is the most important attribute for armoured vehicles when considering Asian requirements according to a survey of defence industry professionals, with 54% revealing that blast protection is “critical.”
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The 2016 iteration of Defence IQ’s annual Armoured Vehicles Asia event will be taking place in Seoul this October – and for good reason. South Korea is paying close attention to persistent military developments north of the border and various territorial and diplomatic tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. As such, heavy investment and innovation is taking place on indigenous technologies - including armoured vehicles - to maintain the country's economic boom. Read more on the acquisition structure, export developments and the vehicles entering ROK service over the coming years.
This report will explore how the future of Asia’s armoured vehicle market is likely to evolve over the next decade. The report is based on a survey of 144 senior executives and professionals within the armoured vehicle domain, which includes both commercial and military respondents. The analysis of the survey data has been supplemented with proprietary interviews and desktop research.
Global Seating Systems (GSS) offers "the battlefield-proven credentials as a world leader in the development and production of soldier survivability systems for armored and unarmored vehicles". The US-based company has recently been approved to supply its products to the international market and as part of its business plan, will be sponsoring every regional Armoured Vehicles conference around the world on the 2015 calendar, including Armoured Vehicles Asia. Managing Director David Kiernan explains how these events offer an unrivalled opportunity for his business to introduce itself directly to global armed forces...
Thales delivers interoperable systems that are designed to work under network-centric, multi-mission military operations, giving land forces operational superiority. Laurent Letellier, Marketing Manager for Thales Communications, explains how the company is bringing advanced solutions to some of the biggest vehicle programmes of the next decade - including France's Scorpion - and discusses the distinct advantages that the Armoured Vehicles event series provides to his business.
View this interactive overview of regional armoured vehicle inventories and requirements by navigating the map and clicking on the nations and elements of interest to you. Information includes updates on the geopolitical/industrial strategic situations of individual countries, future investment plans, and the existing stocks of main battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers, armoured cars, and more. This map is designed to give delegates to the Armoured Vehicles Asia conference a baseline understanding of the prospects and pressures of the region, as well as a look at some of the keynote speakers on this year's panel...
Brigadier (Rtd) Ben Barry, OBE, Senior Fellow Land Warfare, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), discusses the dynamic changes taking place in the armoured vehicles domain, including the address of balance between light and heavy vehicles and the manner in which artillery is impacting the field, particularly in relation to the conflicts in Eastern Ukraine and the Middle East.
Military expenditure in Asia hit $439bn last year, an increase of over 5 percent, according to figures from SIPRI. Almost half of that is accounted for by China ($216bn), which boosted its spending by 9.7 percent. It follows a clear trend of increased military expenditure in the region; Vietnam boosted its budget by 9.6 percent, as did Australia by 6.7 percent, followed by South Korea’s 2.3 percent rise and India’s 1.8 percent. Indeed, aside from China’s rapid increase in spending in recent years, both Vietnam and Cambodia have more than doubled their military spend over the last decade.
Read this report to find out the latest regional movements and future plans...
Following his briefing at International Armoured Vehicles 2016, Brigadier General (NS) Winston Toh, Chief Marketing Officer, ST Kinetics, explains the company's recent developments in the field of armoured vehicles and the efforts being made to further dialogue between solution providers and end-users.
View the video to hear his thoughts on the Asia-Pacific market and its progress in the coming years...
LAND 400 is the biggest and most expensive acquisition project in the Australian Army’s history, the programme will transform the Army’s Armoured Fighting Vehicle capability, providing support for decades into the future. Defence IQ sat down with Lt Col Chris Mckendry, Land 400 Project ManagerTest & Evaluation to discuss his thoughts on the driving forces behind the programme.
This easy to view, interactive Prezi presentation details vehicle inventories for the Asia Pacific region. We hope the information enclosed can help readers garner a greater understanding of the current situation for end-users.