Collins Aerospace and Patria to Exhibit at Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe 2019

SMi Group Reports: Two new exhibitors have confirmed to join this year’s Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference in May.

London, United Kingdom, March 15, 2019 --( The 5th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference is returning to Prague, Czech Republic on the 20th and 21st May 2019. The highly anticipated meeting is designed to bring together military officials, international agencies and industry leading experts to discuss the vital importance of future armoured capabilities and allied interoperability.

Conference delegates will have the opportunity to view the latest combat vehicle survivability, C4I and weapons systems technology in the exhibition hall during the two-day event.

SMi Group are pleased to announce that Collins Aerospace and Patria have recently confirmed to exhibit at the two-day conference:

Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corporation, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. We employ more than 70,000 people in nearly 300 locations worldwide.

Patria develops, markets and manufactures armoured wheeled vehicles and provides life cycle support for them. Key product is Patria AMV product family. Patria is the undisputed market leader in the product segment of modern armoured wheeled 8x8 vehicles with deliveries to seven different customer nations.

For those interested in attending, there is a £100 Early Bird discount on bookings expiring on Friday 29th March 2019. Places can be reserved at

With 25+ expert presenters and 100+ military, government and industry attendees expected, this year’s conference will explore the ongoing requirement for the Czech Armed Forces 210 new infantry fighting vehicles for this year and will be an unmissable event for anyone in the armoured vehicle domain.

Keynote Speakers Include:

Major General Jaromir Zuna, 1st Deputy Chief of Staff, Czech Armed Forces

Major General Ivo Strecha, Director Force Development Division, Czech Armed Forces

Brigadier General Mikael Frisell, Director Land Systems, Swedish MoD

Lieutenant General Dr Gabor Borondi, Deputy Chief of Defence of Hungarian Defence Forces, Hungarian Defence Forces

Mr Oliver Mittelsdorf, Senior Vice President Sales Tracked Vehicles and Turrets, Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh

The event brochure with the full two-day agenda and speaker line up at

Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference
20th-21st May 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

Gold Sponsors: Rheinmetall Defence and PSM
Sponsors: CMI, Collins Aerospace, IBD Deisenroth, Lockheed Martin, Microflown AVISA, Patria, Pearson Engineering, Soucy International

For sponsorship enquiries, contact Justin Predescu on: +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or email

For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email

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