Armoured Vehicles South Africa

Date: 22-Aug-11 to 24-Aug-11
Location: Sheraton Pretoria Hotel / South Africa
Category: Automotive Military Technology

As part of Defence IQ's Armoured Vehicles series, Armoured Vehicles South Africa, taking place 22nd-24th August 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria, will allow the world’s most authoritative armoured vehicle experts to gather in the home of survivability to learn from the South African Army, whilst sharing technology and expertise.

With the full support of Lieutenant General Shoke, Chief of the South African National Defence Force, Armoured Vehicles South Africa focuses on the three main South African procurement programmes - Hoefyster (for new Infantry Fighting Vehicles), Sepula (for new Armoured Personnel Carriers) and Aorta (for a new Main Battle Tank) - and gathers together international experts to discuss the key themes of survivability, turret accuracy and through life capability support.

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Key presentations include:
• Lieutenant General Solly Zacharia Shoke, Commander of the South African Army, delivering a keynote speech on the Future of the South African Army and the Capabilities Required for Peacekeeping and Partnership with Strategic Allies
• Mr Dawie Griesel, Acting General Manager Army Acquisition, ARMSCOR, who will explain the role of the organisation in relation to South African Army requirements
• Brigadier General Theodore D. Martin, Commandant, US Army Armour School, speaking on the Future of Armour for Survivability: Showcasing the Work of the US Army Armour School
• Lieutenant General Antonio Gucciardino, General Manager, Procurement Agency for Land Systems, Italian Army, on the Italian experience of enhancing vehicle survivability and the reality of providing combat equipment to the Army
• Lieutenant General Chander Prakash, Force Commander for the UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, discussing the importance of Armoured Vehicles in the MONUSCO Mission


Members of the South African and international armoured vehicles industry: Engineering, Programme Managers, Systems Directors, Capability Directors, Capability Managers, Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Armoured Vehicles Director
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Current sponsors & exhibitors include:
- Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers
- Thales
- RSD (a division of DCD-DORBYL (Pty) Ltd.)
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