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Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe
13 May - 14 May 2024
Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe

SAE Media Group is delighted to announce that the Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe will return to Prague for its 10th year between the 13 - 14 May 2024.

The Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference is the premier meeting for armoured vehicle programme managers and military commanders from within the Central and Eastern European region.

In response to the ever-increasing digitalisation of the modern battlefield, and the emergence of new near-peer adversaries, there is a continuing requirement for the modernisation of armoured vehicle systems across the region.

A world class event focused on military vehicles based in Europe, assisting with the continued learning and development of armoured vehicle programme managers and practitioners through briefings, panel sessions and focused discussion groups.
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz

Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz

Commander, Land Forces Command, Hungarian Defence Forces
Brigadier General Jaroslaw Górowski

Brigadier General Jaroslaw Górowski

Deputy Army Inspector, Head of Armoured and Mechanised Troops Directorate, Polish Armed Forces
Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Commander, Austrian Defence Logistics School, Austrian Armed Forces
Captain Jakub Murcek

Captain Jakub Murcek

Head Senior Officer, Land Forces Development Unit, Modernization Department, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
Colonel David Franta

Colonel David Franta

Chief of the Mechanized Infantry Development Section, Force Development Division, General Staff, Army of the Czech Republic
Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou

Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou

Land Systems Export Programs Manager, DGA, French Ministry of Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

UK Boxer Capability Cooperation, DE&S, UK MoD
Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, ACCDC, Bundeswehr
Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro

Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro

Force Development Section Head, Force Development Section Head, Italian Army General Staff
Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar

Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar

MBT Project Supervisor, Armaments Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
Mr Ivar Janson

Mr Ivar Janson

Strategic Category Manager for Armoured Vehicles, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
Mr Mario Blokken

Mr Mario Blokken

Director PSec, Finabel - The European Land Force Commanders Organisation
Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

Program Manager Main Battle Tank Systems, SSB
Ms Alexandra Alonzi

Ms Alexandra Alonzi

Boxer Programme Manager, OCCAR
Senior Representative

Senior Representative

, Hungarian Defence Forces Command

Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz

Commander, Land Forces Command, Hungarian Defence Forces
Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz

Brigadier General Jaroslaw Górowski

Deputy Army Inspector, Head of Armoured and Mechanised Troops Directorate, Polish Armed Forces
Brigadier General Jaroslaw Górowski

BG Jaroslaw Górowski was born in 1973 in Bielsko-Biala. He graduated from the Land Forces (Army) Academy in Wroclaw in 1997 and was commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant. In 2005 he completed the National Defence College in Warsaw and in 2007 Postgraduate Studies on Operations and Tactics. Abroad he progressed Army Operation Course in Canadian Land Forces Commanding and Staff College (Kingston, 2010), Advanced Commanding and Staff Course in Joint Services Commanding and Staff College (Shrivenham, 2010) and National Security Program in Canadian Forces College (Toronto, 2019).


After graduation he served on various command positions (platoon leader, coy commander) in 9 th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (Braniewo, 1997 – 2002). After finishing National Defence College he was assigned to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff of 17th Mechanized Brigade (Miedzyrzecz, 2005 – 2010). During second rotation of Polish contingent in Afghanistan he was a battle group Chief of Staff and for his acts of valour awarded with U.S. Bronze Star Medal. After redeployment from Afghanistan he was assigned to the position of battalion commander in 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (Swietoszów, 2010 – 2014). Meanwhile he was once again deployed to Afghanistan as a Task Force Alpha Commander during eight rotation of Polish “White Eagle” contingent. For this service BG Górowski was awarded by the Polish President
with the Order of the Military Cross, 2 nd Class in 2013.


In 2015 he was appointed Chief of Training in 34th Armoured Cavalry Brigade and after that
Chief of General Command J-3 (OPS). In July 2019 he assumed the position of Chief of Staff in
newly created 18th Mechanized Division (Siedlce). In March 2020 he was appointed Commander of 1st Armoured Brigade (Wesola) and in August he was promoted Brigadier General. BG Górowski is currently assigned to General Command of the Polish Armed Forces (beginning 1 February 2022) where he is the Chief of Armoured Division - Deputy Army Inspector.

Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Commander, Austrian Defence Logistics School, Austrian Armed Forces
Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Captain Jakub Murcek

Head Senior Officer, Land Forces Development Unit, Modernization Department, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
Captain Jakub Murcek

Colonel Brian Hoffman

G-3/5/7 Operations Officer, V Corps
Colonel Brian Hoffman

Colonel David Franta

Chief of the Mechanized Infantry Development Section, Force Development Division, General Staff, Army of the Czech Republic
Colonel David Franta

Colonel Pete Cowell

Senior Army Advisor, UK Defence Security & Exports
Colonel Pete Cowell

Dan Kalfus

Managing Director & Co-Founder, EuroTrophy GmbH
Dan Kalfus

Recognized as one of the most prominent Active Protection Systems (APS) Campaign Leaders, Dan Kalfus is a renowned Business Development expert and an entrepreneur at heart.
After gaining unique experience via winning strategic contracts with the German Ministry of Defense for the procurement of combat systems, Dan had lead the establishment of EuroTrophy GmbH and was appointed Managing Director of the company upon its foundation in March 2022.
As Managing Director, he plans to make EuroTrophy GmbH the European hub for APS and to further expand the deployment of such systems with NATO Forces."

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Mikael Segerman

Sales Director, BAE Systems Hägglunds
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Mikael Segerman

Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou

Land Systems Export Programs Manager, DGA, French Ministry of Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou

Graduated from both ENSTA Bretagne (Engineering School) and Sorbonne Paris 1 University (Master 2 : Industrial Strategies and Defense Public Policy), I had the opportunity to hold different positions in the French MoD/DGA (French procurement agency) for nearly 25 years, going from scientist up to land systems export programs manager, in a national and international context (NATO/EU), offering me the possibility to be involved in equipments, systems and system of systems development.

Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

UK Boxer Capability Cooperation, DE&S, UK MoD
Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, ACCDC, Bundeswehr
Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke was born on the 7th of July 1963 in MUENCHEN, Bavaria, Germany.
In 1984 enlisted in the German Army and started his military career in the Maintenance Corps. OTL Boenke attended the officer training from 1986 -1987 in ULM and HANNOVER. After having completed his engineering studies at the University of the Bundeswehr he served as a firing safety officer at the main training area GRAFENWOEHR from 1991 till 1992.
Further on, amongst other posts, he served as logistics expert in the Army Material Office in BAD NEUENAHR, as technical officer the Infantry Battalion 532 and as commander of a training unit at the Technical School in AACHEN.
He was deployed in the SFOR mission in 1998 as the technical officer of the Field Hospital RAJLOVC (BIH) and in 2006 in the HQ KFOR (KOS) as deputy JOC director.
Since 2012 OTL Boenke is assigned to the Army Concepts and Capabilities Development
Centre in KOELN as the authorized army representative for MRAV BOXER infantry platforms.

Lieutenant Colonel Radovan Bango

Section Head CIS Programme Capabilities Section, General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Radovan Bango

Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro

Force Development Section Head, Force Development Section Head, Italian Army General Staff
Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro

Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar

MBT Project Supervisor, Armaments Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar

Mr César Pousa

Senior Project Officer, Land Combat Vehicles - Tactical Land Systems, Air & Land Combat Systems, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
Mr César Pousa

Mr Ivar Janson

Strategic Category Manager for Armoured Vehicles, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
Mr Ivar Janson

Mr Mario Blokken

Director PSec, Finabel - The European Land Force Commanders Organisation
Mr Mario Blokken

Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

Program Manager Main Battle Tank Systems, SSB
Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

Ms Alexandra Alonzi

Boxer Programme Manager, OCCAR
Ms Alexandra Alonzi

 Alexandra Alonzi has been working within the OCCAR Executive Agency since May 2023, delivering the BOXER Programme. Prior to this, Alexandra has extensive experience delivering both platform and equipment portfolios within the UK MoD, including Merlin Helicopter upgrades and the Counter-CBRN portfolio. With a degree in Physics and over 15 years working in Defence, Technology and Engineering, Alexandra has also delivered nuclear engineering, advanced technology and IT projects for companies such as BAE Systems, Airbus Defence and Space and EDF Energy.

Riccardo Ricci

Electronics Division, Leonardo
Riccardo Ricci

Riccardo Ricci was born in La Spezia on 1958 and starting from the 1986 he started his professional career in Leonardo (Former OTO Melara) as Contract Manager for Italian contracts related to Naval Systems, Ammunition and Missiles.
Since 1989 up to 1996 he started activities on management for Foreign Contracts and staring from 1993 Area Manager for Africa for all the products of the Company.
Starting from 1997 he started his professional career in Leonardo as Area Manager for Aeronautics and under licence products for worldwide contracts.
Then, in 2000 he become Area Manager for Land Systems Armaments for Europe, Est Europe, Greece, Turkey and French Africa.
In 2001 was appointed as Regional Manager of Eastern Countries and Israel for all Leonardo Defence System Division and, when the Company merged in Leonardo ONE Company he was appointed as Marketing & Sales Manager for Poland, Israel and Slovenia for all the Leonardo Electronics Division.
Today he still maintain the responsibility of Marketing & Sales Manager for Leonardo Electronics Division.

Senior Representative

, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
Senior Representative

Who should attend:

National militaries:
• Military survivability specialists
• Military Land Forces

Industry:
• Businesses looking to break into the regional market
• Established players in the regional market
• Developers and innovators in military technology

Transnational/Continental/Euro-Atlantic organisations/bodies:
• To sell their products, create capital and acquire more business, updates on the direction of the market, and MOST IMPORTANTLY meet the relevant people from countries seeking to enhance their capabilities. 

Here's why you can't miss this event:

Unlike the rest of the Future Armoured Vehicles portfolio, Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe conference focusses on all aspects of armoured vehicle development, including situational awareness, weapons systems or lethality, and armoured protection or survivability.

Key focusses include standards of interoperability for armoured systems with NATO allies, training and operational standards for armoured units, the sustainment of armoured vehicle fleets and modernisation/procurement plans for future armoured vehicle fleets.

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Conference agenda

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8:00

Registration & Coffee

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8:50

Chair's Opening Remarks

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9:00

The Modernisation Strategy of the Czech Armed Forces’ Armoured Land Capability

Colonel David Franta

Colonel David Franta, Chief of the Mechanized Infantry Development Section, Force Development Division, General Staff, Army of the Czech Republic

  • The integration of Leopard II MBT and CV90 IFV
  • Modernisation of the T-72 fleet to meet current operational requirements
  • Lessons learned from the Russo-Ukrainian War on armoured vehicle combat
  • Future requirements for the Czech Armed Forces’ armoured vehicle fleets
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    9:30

    Hungary’s Operational Requirements to Provide Armoured Overmatch

    Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz

    Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz, Commander, Land Forces Command, Hungarian Defence Forces

  • Hungary’s role in providing security to Europe utilizing advanced armoured capabilities
  • Lessons learned from the Russo-Ukrainian war – Resulting requirements and challenges
  • Operational requirements to upgrade combat armoured systems – Leopard 2 A7 & Lynx KF41
  • Working with industry to fill the gaps in operational requirements 
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    10:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - EuroTrophy

    Dan Kalfus, Managing Director & Co-Founder, EuroTrophy GmbH

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    11:00

    CV90MkIV Capable and Relevant

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Mikael Segerman

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Mikael Segerman, Sales Director, BAE Systems Hägglunds

  • Overall capabilities MKIV with D- turret
  • Sensor to shooter capabilities
  • APS and managing the War of drones
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    Poland’s Evolving Armoured Capability and Meeting the Challenges of the Evolving Security Climate

    Brigadier General Jaroslaw Górowski, Deputy Army Inspector, Head of Armoured and Mechanised Troops Directorate, Polish Armed Forces

  • An overview of the Polish Armed Forces Modernisation Program (2024-2035) and upgrading Polish armoured vehicles
  • Increasing combat capability for Polish armoured vehicles to meet modern day threats
  • Experience from the integration of the M1 Abrams MBT, K2 MBT and BORSUK IFV
  • Training strategies for new tank crews
  • Future operational and technical requirements for Poland’s armoured forces
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    Slovakia’s Armoured Vehicle Nowadays and Modernisation Requirements

  • An overview of the current armoured capabilities of Slovak Armoured forces
  • Introduction of the Patria 8x8 AFV and CV90 IFV – enhanced firepower and mobility
  • Modernisation priorities for the Slovak Armed Forces resulting from lessons learned in Ukraine
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    Captain Jakub Murcek

    Captain Jakub Murcek, Head Senior Officer, Land Forces Development Unit, Modernization Department, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic

    Lieutenant Colonel Radovan Bango

    Lieutenant Colonel Radovan Bango, Section Head CIS Programme Capabilities Section, General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces

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    12:30

    Lunch

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    13:30

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Milrem

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    14:00

    Optimising the Rapid-Reaction and Highly Mobile capabilities of the Estonian Defence Forces to Ensure European Security

    Mr Ivar Janson

    Mr Ivar Janson, Strategic Category Manager for Armoured Vehicles, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments

  • An overview of Estonia’s armoured capabilities
  • Planned upgrades for the CV90 and Partia Pasi APC to ensure manoeuvrability and lethality
  • Procurement strategies to get armoured vehicles into the hands of Estonian troops faster
  • Working with Estonian defence industry partners to provide advanced armoured capabilities
  • The integration of Robotics Combat Vehicles into Estonian Defence Forces
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    14:30

    US Army V Corps – Advancing Armoured Readiness Within Europe to Fight and Win Large Scale Operations

  •  An overview of V Corps – Mission and Organisation
  • Priorities for enhancing V Corps readiness with Allies within Europe
  • The armoured capabilities of the 2d Cavalry Regiment
  • Training and interoperability requirements between V Corps and regional Allies to enhance European security
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    Colonel Brian Hoffman

    Colonel Brian Hoffman, G-3/5/7 Operations Officer, V Corps

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    Leonardo Solutions for Land Weapon Systems

    Riccardo Ricci, Electronics Division, Leonardo

  • Leonardo Defence System overview
  • HITROLE small caliber turret
  • HITFIST medium caliber turret
  • HITFACT large caliber turret
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    15:30

    Afternoon Break

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    16:00

    Enhancing the Altay MBT for Future Turkish Operations

    Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

    Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa, Program Manager Main Battle Tank Systems, SSB

  • Updates on the development of the Altay MBT for the Turkish Armed Forces
  • Synergy between Türkiye’s defence industry and the armed forces to develop new MBT capabilities
  • Lessons learned from regional conflicts for armoured vehicle development
  • An update on SSB’s production and procurement plans for Türkiye’s armoured vehicle development

     

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    Delivering European Armoured Interoperability to Meet New Threats and Challenges

    Mr Mario Blokken

    Mr Mario Blokken, Director PSec, Finabel - The European Land Force Commanders Organisation

  • The mission of the EAIC in promoting European interoperability of land forces and maintaining Euro-Atlantic security
  • Developing diverse approaches to land force interoperability in Europe
  • Challenges to European interoperability

     

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    17:00

    Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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    8:15

    Registration & Coffee

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    8:50

    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Mr Mario Blokken

    Mr Mario Blokken, Director PSec, Finabel - The European Land Force Commanders Organisation

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    9:00

    The MBT Modernisation and Development Projects of the CZE Armaments Acquisition Division

    Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar

    Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar, MBT Project Supervisor, Armaments Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic

  • Upgrades to the T-72 Fleets and Leopard 2A4 MBT systems
  • Priorities and challenges for the Division in developing Czech MBT capabilities
  • Operating alongside Czech defence industry to optimise Czech MBTs
  • The Czech perspective on MBT technical requirements following lessons from the Ukraine War

     

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    9:30

    HDF Armoured Capability Development – Optimising the Integration of New Systems and Modernisation of Legacy Armoured Vehicles

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Hungarian Defence Forces Command

  •  An overview of the HDF armoured vehicle modernisation strategy
  • The role of the Capability Development Office in developing advanced capabilities for Hungary’s armoured vehicle fleet
  • The development of the Lynx KF41 – Current capabilities and planned upgrades
  • Technological requirements for the Office to advance Hungary’s armoured capability
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    10:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    Logistic Requirements to Sustain Armoured Units for Prolonged Operations

    Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

    Brigadier General Stefan Lampl, Commander, Austrian Defence Logistics School, Austrian Armed Forces

  • An overview of the armoured vehicle capabilities of the Austrian Armed Forces and updates to the ‘Mech-Paket’ development program
  • Priorities for logistics and supply network development for armoured vehicle sustainment
  • Working with regional allies to optimise the supply of armoured vehicle units
  • Future requirements for armoured vehicle and logistics capabilities for the Austrian Armed Forces
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    11:30

    UK Armoured Modernisation Updates and Supporting European Partners

    Colonel Pete Cowell

    Colonel Pete Cowell, Senior Army Advisor, UK Defence Security & Exports

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    12:00

    The Future of the Armoured Fighting Vehicle: “The Italian Approach”

  • An overview of the Armoured Infantry Combat System and Italy’s armoured vehicle modernisation program
  • Adapting to lessons learned from Ukraine and the changing operational environment
  • Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro

    Lieutenant Colonel Salvatore Bizzarro, Force Development Section Head, Force Development Section Head, Italian Army General Staff

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    12:30

    The SCORPION Program - Supporting the Transformation of the French Armed Forces Through Armoured Vehicle Modernisation

    Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou, Land Systems Export Programs Manager, DGA, French Ministry of Armed Forces

  • An overview of DGA’s SCORPION Program to make a more lethal and mobile fighting force
  • Updates on the development of LECLERC, Jaguar, Serval and Griffon
  • A Multi-National Program – Working with allied nations and industry to enhance European armoured capability : EDF LATACC
  • The DGA’s future technological requirements and capabilities for armoured vehicle development
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    13:00

    Lunch

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    14:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    14:30

    The BOXER Programme – Collaborative Multi-Nation Procurement and the Development of New Variants for Future Operations

    Ms Alexandra Alonzi, Boxer Programme Manager, OCCAR

  • An overview of the BOXER programme – Member nations and key partners
  • Collaborative multi-national development of the BOXER
  • Meeting future threats – planned new variants development
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    Afternoon Break

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    Panel Discussion: The BOXER Armoured Vehicle – Advancements, Deployments, and Collaborations in Central & Eastern Europe

  • How has the BOXER evolved in terms of design, technology, and capabilities since its inception, and what key features make it well-suited for modern military operations in Europe?
  • Can you share insights into the operational experiences of nations using the BOXER armoured vehicle, highlighting successes, challenges, and any adaptations made to optimise its performance in diverse environments?
  • How have nations collaboratively approached the development, maintenance, and utilisation of the BOXER, and what role does international cooperation play in enhancing the collective security of European nations?
  • Ms Alexandra Alonzi, Boxer Programme Manager, OCCAR

    Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

    Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe, UK Boxer Capability Cooperation, DE&S, UK MoD

    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke, Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, ACCDC, Bundeswehr

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    NATO Support and Procurement Agency: Systems Acquisition and Life Cycle Management through Support Partnerships

    Mr César Pousa

    Mr César Pousa, Senior Project Officer, Land Combat Vehicles - Tactical Land Systems, Air & Land Combat Systems, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

  • An overview of the NSPA’s Air & Land Combat Systems Programme
  • Systems Acquisition and Life Cycle Management through Support Partnerships Supporting NATO Allied Nations
  • Requirements born from the current International Defence Framework
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    Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Mario Blokken

    Mr Mario Blokken, Director PSec, Finabel - The European Land Force Commanders Organisation


    Commander, Land Forces Command
    Hungarian Defence Forces
    Deputy Army Inspector, Head of Armoured and Mechanised Troops Directorate
    Polish Armed Forces
    Commander, Austrian Defence Logistics School
    Austrian Armed Forces
    Head Senior Officer, Land Forces Development Unit, Modernization Department
    Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
    G-3/5/7 Operations Officer
    V Corps
    Chief of the Mechanized Infantry Development Section
    Force Development Division, General Staff, Army of the Czech Republic
    Senior Army Advisor
    UK Defence Security & Exports
    Managing Director & Co-Founder
    EuroTrophy GmbH
    Sales Director
    BAE Systems Hägglunds
    Land Systems Export Programs Manager
    DGA, French Ministry of Armed Forces
    UK Boxer Capability Cooperation
    DE&S, UK MoD
    Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, ACCDC
    Bundeswehr
    Section Head CIS Programme Capabilities Section
    General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces
    Force Development Section Head, Force Development Section Head
    Italian Army General Staff
    MBT Project Supervisor, Armaments Acquisition Division
    Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic
    Senior Project Officer, Land Combat Vehicles - Tactical Land Systems, Air & Land Combat Systems
    NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
    Strategic Category Manager for Armoured Vehicles
    Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
    Director PSec
    Finabel - The European Land Force Commanders Organisation
    Program Manager Main Battle Tank Systems
    SSB
    Boxer Programme Manager
    OCCAR
    Electronics Division
    Leonardo
    Hungarian Defence Forces Command

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    Exhibitors

    Supporters

    VENUE

    Vienna House Andel’s Prague

    Stroupeznickeho 21, Prague, Czech Republic

    A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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    Speaker Interview - Major (Ret'd) Kamil Balwar, MBT Project Supervisor, Armaments Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence of

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    Speaker Interview - Lieutenant Colonel Christophe Sarrou

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    Speaker Interview - Lieutenant Colonel Hugh O'Neil Roe

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    Brochure 2024

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    Past Presentation - Raul Rikk

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    Past Presentation - Rimas Breimelis

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    Past Presentation- Ivar Janson

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    Past Presentation - Riku Rantakari

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    Past Presentation - Zdenek Mikula

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    Past Presentation- Matthew West

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    Past Presentation - Tom Briggs and George Duffield

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    Past Presentation - Stefan Lampl

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    Past Presentation - Jaroslaw Growski

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    Past Presentation - Alex Koers

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    Past Presentation - Istvan Ocskay

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    Past Attendee List

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    Sponsors


    BAE Systems Hägglunds

    Sponsors
    https://www.baesystems.com/en-us/our-company/inc-businesses/platforms-and-services/locations/sweden

    BAE Systems Hägglunds focuses on the provision and upgrade of vehicle systems for military and civil applications. These include world-leading combat vehicles, armoured engineering vehicles and armoured personnel carriers. Supporting our customers and the users during operational service is key and we provide a wide range of services to customers worldwide, including, modernisation services from simple to complex vehicle upgrades and enhancements through to training and simulation solutions.



    EuroTrophy GmbH

    Sponsors
    https://euro-trophy.de/

    EuroTrophy GmbH is the European hub for the marketing, sale and production of the Trophy® Active Protection System (APS).

    Based in Germany, the company provides high-end, state-of-the-art Active Protection Systems that substantially enhances the protection level of armored vehicles, thus safeguarding their crews. The company also provides vehicle integration support services and related through-life support of the APS.

    These services significantly improve the security of supply of Trophy® APS to its existing European user nations, and its potential future customers.The company focuses on the needs of the European defense community.



    Leonardo

    Sponsors
    http://www.leonardo.com

    Leonardo, a global high-technology company, is among the top world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organized into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries and joint ventures and partnerships. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space).

    Leonardo has developed remotely piloted systems and technologies across all domains, with significant investment in platforms, sensors, communications, control systems, in addition to counter-drone capabilities and technologies for uncrewed systems’ traffic management and air traffic control. The company’s continued development and integration of cutting-edge solutions across all domains of remotely-piloted and autonomous/semi-autonomous systems and technologies is a key element of Leonardo’s BeTomorrow2030 Strategic Plan



    Milrem Robotics

    Sponsors
    https://milremrobotics.com/

    Milrem Robotics is the leading European robotics and autonomous systems developer and systems integrator. The company is known for their THeMIS and Multiscope UGVs, the Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle and MIFIK the autonomy kit. The Type-X RCV is intended to support mechanized units, raising troop survivability and lowering lethality risks by increasing standoff distance from enemy units.

    Milrem Robotics is the leader of the iMUGS consortium that was awarded 30.6 MEUR from the European Commission’s European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) to develop a European standardized unmanned ground system (UGS).

    Milrem Robotics’ products and services have been sold to 16 countries, including 8 NATO members. The company’s offices are in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and the US.


    Exhibitors


    Microflown AVISA

    Exhibitors
    http://www.microflown-avisa.com

    Microflown AVISA is NATO’s unicorn in battlefield acoustics. The CASTLE acoustic subarray can be installed on all sorts of mobile platforms, manned and/or unmanned.

    Stand-alone applications include detection and:

    • localization of incoming direct fires

    • pointing at short range airborne threats

    Networked applications include:

    • collaborative protection

    • tank hunting



    Pearson Engineering

    Exhibitors
    https://www.pearson-eng.com/

    Pearson Engineering has a world-proven ability to deliver against the most complex defence and security challenges.

    We are expert in battlefield mobility - breaching, detection, defeat and clearance of mines and explosives as well as combat bridge launch systems, non-lethal counter mobility products and specialised counter terror systems. Further, we deliver special project support, assembly, and manufacturing services for defence programmes from our facility in the UK.

    We are a long-standing supplier of combat engineering equipment and through life support to Armed Forces throughout the world and we have contributed to significant armoured vehicle programmes including the British Army’s Trojan and Terrier capabilities, as well as to the U.S Army’s Assault Breacher Vehicle. Our products range from heavy-duty mine ploughs for main battle tanks through to nimble, protective Counter-IED rollers for light weight vehicles.

    Our products are in constant development to meet the needs of the modern Warfighter and our dedicated Research & Development team are currently working on several novel technologies to both anticipate and respond to future requirements.

    Our Engineers and Project Managers are highly trained and have experience in delivering high-specification, complex engineering products, often against demanding programme requirements and deadlines. We can call upon an established local, national, and international supply chain comprising companies which have proven themselves in some of the world’s biggest defence programmes.

    To find out more, please contact pearson@pearson-eng.com or follow us on Twitter @Pearson_Eng_Ltd.


    Media Partners


    Defence Online

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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