The Enduring Relevance of Armour in Strategic Defence and Security Thinking

Latin America's diverse geographies and its unique experience dealing with complex, dynamic insurgencies and transnational criminal networks sets the region apart from its global allies in many respects and, indeed, is critical in shaping requirements for and use of armoured vehicles for contemporary military operations and homeland security. Persistent threats to national security and public safety inside and beyond national borders necessitates a persistent need for armoured vehicles, which supply a critical blend of protection, mobility, adaptability and lethality for the military and police

On a strategic level, the region has a significant international voice on defence and security matters. Setting a precedent to the rest of the world with its contribution to peacekeeping is just one example of this, whilst countries like Mexico, Brazil and Colombia are building advanced defence industrial bases with increased investment into S&T.

Underpinning the region's development is a commitment to hemispheric and international defence and security cooperation, and it is with this in mind that we are proud to announce our 6th annual AV Lat Am conference to be held in Mexico City - a unique forum for industry, army and marine corps commanders, heads of police, and programme managers who are unified by shared security objectives.

Key questions shaping the 2017 include:

•    How should armoured police respond to the militarization of criminal groups in Latin America?
•    What is the optimum level of mobility and protection needed for effective policing along borders?
•    What combination of armoured systems provides the most effective force across a full spectrum of operating environments and different threats in the region?
•    What solutions exist for the Marine Corps to reduce the effect of corrosion on amphibious vehicles and extend their survivability?
•    How many upgrades should you do for legacy systems before acquiring new? How do you achieve a balance between the cost of new vehicles against the cost of failure or cost of modernisation?

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Topics for the 2017 Event

Armour requirements and procurement processes

Enhancing Survivability and Protection


Improving Vehicle Mobility and Firepower

case studies of armoured vehicles in battlefield operations

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Why Attend?


Gain insight and expertise from serving military officers, acquisition staffers and local industry who are at the forefront of key vehicle delivery projects and stay networked in the region


Demonstrate SWaP trade-off solutions to end-users currently experiencing increasing operational demand and budgetary pressures, and adopting advanced technology and systems integration programmes, in order to put your solution top of the agenda


Understand the region’s latest armoured vehicles requirements spanning Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru so that you can find the right customer for your solution


Share discussion with the key stakeholders from global industry that are focussed on meeting capability gaps across Latin America, in order to find partners for projects and access to the market

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