We are proud to announce that ROMARM leaders attended attended the Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe Conference 2022 in Poland on 27th and 28th of September in Warsaw. The ROMARM team was accompanied by Uzina Automecanica Moreni, the most representing branch for this dedicated event.
Uzina Automecanica Moreni has a long tradition in defense industry and is the exclusive Romanian manufacturer of armored wheeled transporters .
The conference discussed developments and updates to armoured vehicle programmes across Europe, with presentations from leading figures and networking sessions. Key themes and challenges at the core of the European Vehicle Armoured Community were the basis of discussion and included the need for resiliency and robustness within land systems, interoperability and flexibility within platforms, as well as the key importance of the 3 key strengths: lethality, survivability, manoeuvrability.
This conference provided a wide range of insight from many different nations and brought together many senior leaders from the Armed Forces of Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, Netherlands, Croatia and officials from NATO Joint Force Training Centre. During the two-day conference, participants discussed what these nations are doing to enhance and overhaul their armoured vehicle fleets and embrace new technologies. Thus, given the versatility of roles, speed and mobility that armoured vehicles can provide an armed force, it is therefore unsurprising that Eastern Bloc nations are prioritising the modernisation of their mechanised units.
In conclusion, military armoured vehicles will continue to be the centrepiece of land warfare in spite of the developments in sensors and anti-tank guided missiles, as well as the proliferation of RPGs. In this respect, the Romanian Army is focused on adapting its strategy to the new challenges, either by using the new improved Piranha V,model in the field or by supporting certain programmes of interest to the "Romanian Land Forces".
Tailored to the challenges and acquisition programmes of the region, the Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe Conference provided us a great platform for discussion of armoured vehicle deployment, procurement, cooperation, and sustainment - bringing together Chiefs of Staff, Commanders of mechanised and armoured Infantry, heads of procurement, and industry executives from both local and international organisations.