18th - 19th September, 2024
UTAC Millbrook, Bedfordshire

DVD2024: Working together to pull the future into the present

On 18th and 19th September 2024, industry and Defence in the Land Equipment sector will meet at UTAC Millbrook for two days of coordinated engagement through informal discussions, briefings, demonstrations and displays. Jointly sponsored by Defence Equipment & Support (Land Equipment) and Army Headquarters, DVD2024 will provide opportunities for industry and key MOD stakeholders to discuss ‘Battle Winning Ideas’, resilience and collaboration, delivering increased capability and the ability to exploit innovation.

The focus for DVD2024 will be on delivering a More Modern, More Lethal and More Productive Army; forming military partnerships and generating investment into UK industry through the Land Industrial Strategy; learning from current conflicts and adapting at pace to optimise procurement priorities; accelerating the Future Soldier programme; and working with industry to exploit science and technology to develop next-generation capabilities to meet the requirements of a modern, lethal army.

Maj Gen Lizzie Faithfull-Davies CBE, the newly appointed Director Land Equipment, said: “The role of DVD has always been crucial to defence procurement, encouraging collaboration between industry, our customers in the Army, and ourselves in DE&S as collectively we seek to continue building a
more modern and lethal Army.

“I am delighted that in my new role as Director Land Equipment I am able to be more directly involved in DVD2024 and I am looking forward to having the opportunity to engage with industry, alongside Army HQ and HQ Field Army staff. The event will provide a unique opportunity for industry to gain a better understanding of MOD needs, through direct engagement with Army, and the expertise of DE&S staff to advise on procurement and support issues. DVD also provides an opportunity for industry-to-industry engagement.”