South Africa Showcases Latest Armour Developments to Armoured Vehicles Industry

By Defence Iq, PRNE
Sunday, August 14, 2011

LONDON, August 15, 2011 -

The newest techniques and technologies developed by the South African armoured vehicles industry will be discussed at Defence IQ’s Armoured Vehicles South Africa event, taking place this month in Pretoria.

For more than a decade the country’s defence industry has played a leading role in pioneering survivability technology for armoured vehicles, through research into new armour materials, developing MRAP programmes and remaining at the forefront of V-shaped hull expertise.

Led by Major General M. R. Notshweleka of the South African National Defence Force, the conference speaker faculty will be exploring new trends in regional and international armour vehicle technology, as well as looking at the critical themes of survivability, turret accuracy and through life support. The expert speaker faculty also includes:

  • Brigadier General Chris Gildenhuys, Chief of the South African Armour Formation, South African Army
  • Brigadier General Paul Operha , Chief of the Gabonese Army, Gabonese Armed Forces
  • Major General Sunday Idoko, Commander, 3 Armoured Division, Nigerian Army
  • Dr Grace Bochenek, Director of TARDEC, US Army
  • Lieutenant General Antonio Gucciardino, General Manager of the Procurement Agency for Land Systems, Italian Army

Armoured Vehicles South Africa is the first regional event of its kind and will enable delegates to enhance their understanding of the country’s defence sector and its role in the armoured vehicles market today. Attendees will also benefit from hearing operational feedback on current armoured vehicle programmes as well as  insight into the South Africa’s upcoming armoured vehicle procurement decisions

Defence IQ is offering all serving members of the South African National Defence Force, local military and employees of ARMSCOR a free pass to attend the conference.  Passes can be requested from Calum Jeffray at

Additional information and delegate registration is available at The Armoured Vehicles NetworkingLinkedIn group is open for membership, and further information on Defence IQ’s Armoured Vehicles series can be found at


Contact: Calum Jeffray | IQPC, 2nd Floor, 129 Wilton Road, LondonSW1V 1JZ | Tel: +44(0)20-7368-9300


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