Scientific Conferences on Armament have been organized by the Institute of Armament Technology (IAT) from the Military University of Technology (MUT) since 1996. The inventors of conferences were:

  • Commander of the Faculty of Armament and Aviation from MUT-  Colonel Professor Wiesław SOBIERAJ,
  • Head of the Institute of Armament Technology of the Faculty of Armaments and Aviation from MUT - Colonel Professor Józef GACEK.

On the basis of the agreement settled in 2008 between the Institute of Armament Technology of the Faculty of Mechatronics from the Military University of Technology and Military Institute of Armament Technology, it was decided that once a year both the above-mentioned institutions will be the joint organizers of the International Conference on Armament under the name ARMAMENT, which:

  • in even years - International Armament Conference on "Scientific Aspects of Armament and Safety Technology",
  • in odd years - International Scientific and Technical Conference on "Problems of Development, Production, and Exploitation of Armament Technology".

Organizers International Conference on Armament

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Institute of Armament Technology
Military University of Technology (MUT)
in Warsaw, Poland
Military Institute of Armament Technology, Poland

The idea behind the creation of the ARMAMENT Conference was the integration of the scientific and industrial community working for the Polish arms industry, whose products are dedicated especially to the Polish Army. It was the organizers' desire that the Conference permanently inscribed in the calendar of events promoting scientific achievements and technical thought (especially Polish) in the field of broadly understood armaments and security issues. And it probably happened as the Conference has been consistently developing, gaining many partners and participants from Poland and abroad.

So far, 12 ARMAMENT Conferences on "Scientific Aspects of Armament and Safety Technology" took place in Solina, Waplewo, Pułtusk, Ryn and Jachranka:

  • 1st Conference in Solina – November 27th – 29th, 1996 (60 papers, including three foreign ones),
  • 2nd Conference in Waplewo – October 27th - 29th, 1998 (90 papers, including 7 foreign ones),
  • 3rd Conference in Waplewo – October 11th – 13th, 2000 (95 papers, including 10 foreign ones),
  • 4th Conference in Waplewo – November 9th - 11th, 2002 (111 papers, including 27 foreign ones),
  • 5th Conference in Waplewo – October 6th – 8th, 2004 (136 papers, including 26 foreign ones),
  • 6th Conference in Waplewo – November 11th – 13th, 2006 (129 papers, including 36 foreign ones),
  • 7th Conference in Pułtusk – October 8th -10th, 2008 (112 papers, including 24 foreign ones),
  • 8th Conference in Pułtusk – November 6th – 8th, 2010 (114 papers, including 11 foreign ones),
  • 9th Conference in Pułtusk – September 25th -28th, 2012 (96 papers, including 12 foreign ones),
  • 10th Conference in Ryn – September 15th – 18th, 2014 (133 papers, including 21 English-speakers),
  • 11th Conference in Ryn – September 19th – 22nd, 2016 (103 papers, including 23 English speakers),
  • 12th Conference in Jachranka – September 17th – 20th, 2018 (127 papers, including 6 English speakers),
  • 13th Conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

In 2014, on the occasion of the Jubilee 10th International Armament Conference, a book entitled "Scientific Armaments Conferences" (editorial office of the MUT Publishers, Warsaw, 2014) was published. The book presents almost a 20-year history of scientific meetings in the field of armaments and security and their achievements manifesting itself in almost 1 100 conference speeches.

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