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International Armoured Vehicles AGENDA 2011


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Increasing the Capabilities of the UAE’s Land Forces through the Procurement and Sustainment of Cutting Edge Armoured Vehicles Systems

2011 Speaker Faculty included:

United Arab Emirates

Brigadier Mubarak Al Aryani
Commander, General Maintenance Corps

United Arab Emirates

Ahmad Bin Adi
Performance Director
Al Taif Technical Services


Major General Vincent Desportes
Former Director General, Centre for Doctrine and Force Development
French MoD

United States Minor Outlying

Brigadier Ben Barry
Senior Fellow for Land Warfare
International Institute of Strategic Studies


Lieutenant Colonel Scott DeBolt
Mounted Requirements, Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence
US Army


Dr Arnold Schoolderman
Detection and Neutralisation
TNO Defence and Security


Captain Chris Lukose
TACTIS Programme Manager
Royal Netherlands Army


Major General Peter Vangjel
Deputy Commanding General, Third Army/US Army Central
US Army

The Armoured Vehicles UAE event has now run. A big thank you to all who participated at the carefully tailored Armoured Vehicles event for the United Arab Emirates.

Held at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi, the 2011 event gathered together representatives from 10 nations to benchmark and exchange information on optimising planning and delivery of armoured vehicle programmes.

Folowing an opening address by Brigadier Mubarak Al Aryani, Commander, General Maintenance Corps, UAE GHQ, members of the armoured vehicle industry were treated to in-depth presentations from a truly international speaker faculty including Ahmad Bin Adi, Performance Director, Al Taif Technical Services, Major General Vincent Desportes, Former Commander, Joint War College, French Ministry of Defence and Brigadier Ben Barry, Senior Fellow Land Warfare, International Institute of Strategic Studies among others, who shared their insight into UAE Armoured Vehicle modernisation, different procurement methodologies used throughout the Middle East, as well as recent operational lessons learned.

Although the Armoured Vehicles UAE event has now finished, you may be interested in the rest of Defence IQ's 2011 Armoured Vehicles series, with events running in South Africa, Singapore and India, before our flagship International Armoured Vehicles Conference & Exhibition in London next February. Visit for more information.

As we enter the planning stages for the 2012 event, please stay in touch with the Armoured Vehicles team by contacting us at - feel free to email us with any comments, questions or ideas for topics at next year's event!

Warm regards,

Keith, Mark, Calum & Claire

What others have to say

“An ideal combination of regional knowledge and global best practice presentations; formidable conference not to be missed. Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, The International Institute For Strategic Studies (IISS) – ASIA
“Our objective was to get in direct contact with our end customer to hear their feedback, learn from their experiences and use the opportunity to discuss our product offering. We are very pleased to say we achieved all of these goals.” Mr. Hugo Burgers, Warn Industries Inc