Focus Day(2)

8x8 APC and AFV Focus Day: Monday 28th March

Rationale

The UAE GHQ announced in the Summer of 2011 that they had mandated Tawazun Holding to award a contract for the procurement and manufacturing of 600 8x8 armoured vehicles. A joint committee with representatives from both institutions has been formed to evaluate, assess and supervise the contract awarding process.

Current requirements state that the UAE Armed Forces are looking for a new 600 strong fleet of wheeled armoured vehicles capable of armoured personnel carrier (APC) and armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) variants. The vehicle should provide excellent protection that promotes mobility and modularity, in addition to exceptional levels of situational awareness and lethality. The UAE Armed Forces have also requested a vehicle that provides high levels of crew comfort.

The Armoured Vehicle UAE 2012 8x8 APC and AFV Focus Day will bring together the world’s leading military and industry experts in 8x8 vehicle protection, mobility, lethality and situational awareness, as well as the UAE GHQ and Tawazun decision makers. The detailed and interactive discussions will all lead to an end goal of discussing how these solutions could benefit the UAE Armed Force’s immediate and future 8x8 APC and AFV requirements and capabilities. It is no secret that this is one of the most lucrative contracts to be announced by the UAE Armed Forces in recent years; don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the decision making unit.

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from International and UAE military and industry experts on best-suited 8x8 platforms
  • Benchmark your solutions against the UAE Armed Force’s lightweight armoured vehicle contracts
  • Identify key capability enhancements that could be incorporated into your armoured vehicle fleet
  • Actively interact with key experts in an intimate environment to ensure progress and conclusions can be made in regards to the UAE Armed Forces light armoured vehicle requirements
  • Hear from industry leaders on their latest technological developments and how they can assist in improving your armoured vehicle capabilities

08.30 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

08.50 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING ADDRESS

Brigadier Kyösti Halonen
Chief of Command Army Materiel Command
Finnish Armed Forces

09.00 PROCURING, DEPLOYING AND MAINTAINING THE PATRIA 8X8 AMV: FINNISH ARMED FORCES CASE STUDY

Brigadier Kyösti Halonen
Chief of Command Army Materiel Command
Finnish Armed Forces

09.30 ANALYSIS OF THE CROATIAN ARMED FORCES 8X8 CAPABILITIES

Brigadier General Milan Knezevic
Head of Development, Acquisition & Modernisation Department
MoD Republic of Croatia

10.00 OPTIMISING THE UKRAINIAN ARMED FORCES’ ARMOURED VEHICLE CAPABILITIES: 8X8 AND BEYOND

Colonel Ihor Shevtsov
Defence Attaché - UAE
Ukraine MoD

On behalf of Colonel General Genadiy Vorobyov
Commander in Chief
Armed Forces of Ukraine

10.30 MORNING COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS IN EXHIBITION AREA

11.00 STRYKERS IN THE US ARMY

Mr Ted Maciuba
Deputy Director Mounted Requirements
US Army Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence

11.30 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: OPTIMISING INNOVATIONS IN 8X8 CAPABILITIES FOR MODERN WARFARE

Colonel General Genadiy Vorobyov
Commander in Chief
Armed Forces of Ukraine

Brigadier Kyösti Halonen
Chief of Command Army Materiel Command
Finnish Armed Forces

Brigadier Milan Knezevic
Head of Development, Acquisition & Modernisation Department
MoD Republic of Croatia

Mr Ted Maciuba
Deputy Director Mounted Requirements
US Army Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence

12.15 CHAIRMANS CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF FOCUS DAY