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SMi Group are delighted to announce that Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe will return to it's home in Budapest for its 8th year between the 16th and 17th May 2022.

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.


FAVCEE is continuing to provide 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. Unlike other events, we strive to deliver real insight and learning experiences through the expertly selected participants who run our discussions ensuring the latest developments from all parts of the community (industry and military) are covered, in detail.

This conference will provide an enormous range of insight from many different nations and bring together many senior leaders from within the Hungarian Armed Forces. Briefings during the two-day conference will examine what these nations are doing to enhance and overhaul their fleets of armoured vehicles, and embrace new technologies.

FAVCEE 2022 Highlights:

  • The 2020 and 2021 Virtual Conferences allowed for live and on-demand content, instant networking and assess to market-leading Industry Sponsor information. However, returning live in 2022 will provide an unparalleled opportunity for networking with peers and colleagues from across the region.
  • Keynote briefings from senior officers from friendly nations from across the Europe and beyond, proving insights into the latest technological and doctrinal developments with a focus on interoperability with NATO partners.
  • A unique focus on the key themes of interoperability, survivability, lethality, mobility, modularity, and situational awareness.

71st Mechanized Battalion; Austrian MoD; BAE Systems Hagglunds; Cielo Inertial Solutions Ltd; CMI Defence; Collins Aerospace; Croatian Defence Academy; Czech Armed Forces; Czech MoD; Defense Express Media & Consulting Company LLC; Dept of Defense / Army; Diehl Defence; EnerSys Ltd; European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel; Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence; FMV; General Dynamics; General Dynamics European Land Systems; German Army; GMRE Inc; Hemi S.R.O; Horstman Defence Systems Limited; Hungarian Defence Forces Command; IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH; Interlink CS; IRTS; Janes Missiles & Rockets; Kidde-Deugra Brandschutzsysteme GmbH; Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS; Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG; Lockheed Martin U K; Microflown AVISA; MILMAG The Military Magazine; MSI-Defence Systems Ltd; Nammo Raufoss; NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA); Nexter Systems; Northrop Grumman Corporation; OCCAR-EA; Parker Hannifin Ltd.; Parker Hannifin Plc; Patria; Pearson Engineering; Plasan Sasa Ltd.; PRAMACOM-HT; PSM Projekt System & Management GmbH; Rafael; Ray Service S R O; Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH; Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles; Slovenian Armed Forces; Soucy Defense Division; Spanish MoD; ST Engineering; Stryker Brigade Combat Team; SVOS Spol s.r.o; The Army of the Czech Republic; U.S. Army ; Ultra; US Army Europe

2D Cavalry Regiment; ARTEC GmbH; Austrian MoD; BAAINBw/MILVA; CMI Defence SA; Danish Armed Forces; Dstl; DTaQ (Defense Agency for Technology and Quality); Estonian Defence Forces; European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel; Export Support Team; German Army Headquarters; Hensoldt Optronics GmbH; HQ ARRC Sp Division; Hungarian Defence Forces Command; Hungarian Defence Forces Command (HDFC) ; Hungarian Defence Forces Modernization Institute; Hungarian Government; Hungarian Military Logistic Association ; Isdefe; John Cockerill Defense; Lithuanian Armed Forces; Moog Defence; NATO Support and Procurement Agency; NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA); OCCAR-EA; Pearson Engineering Limited; roda Computer GmbH; Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG; SAAB Tactical Electronics AB; Slovenian Army General Staff ; Thinke Company Ltd; U.S. Army; UK Defence & Security Exports;


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Budapest, Hungary

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