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Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2020 – 16th & 17th September 2020 at Millbrook

What is DVD and why you should attend?

DVD is a biennial Defence industry exhibition staged at Millbrook Proving Ground that enables focussed engagement between Defence industry, DE&S Delivery Teams, Army HQ staff and other Defence community users of Land Equipment.

It is a well-established two day event held at Millbrook Proving Ground jointly sponsored by Defence Equipment & Support (Land Equipment) organisation and Army Headquarters - the MOD teams responsible for equipping and supporting the UK's Armed Forces for current and future operations.

DVD provides an effective and efficient forum for all those involved in the Land Equipment sector to develop ideas and generate a greater understanding of technologies, capabilities and requirements. DVD remains an important event enabling this coordinated engagement through informal discussion, briefings, demonstrations and displays. Other stakeholders from across the MOD are also welcome to attend to broaden perspectives and encourage innovation. 

Press and media are also encouraged to submit an application to attend the event. The event is an ideal opportunity to engage directly with Defence procurement and support stakeholders and report on important developments in the sector.

 

DVD 2020 themes and focus


Innovation today and tomorrow: exploiting current capabilities more creatively and identifying novel solutions to enable Conceptual Force Land 2035.

The international system is undergoing a major transition; the rules based international order is under strain, characterised by uncertainty and instability.  At the same time, the tempo of technological change and the pervasiveness of information are driving changes in the character of conflict. However, the role of land power remains the same - to exert control within the land environment and to influence the behaviour of actors and the course of events. The framework through which this is achieved remains manoeuvre.

A modern Army must explore novel solutions and experimentation in how it achieves manoeuvre. It must examine how it might use its current inventory differently and how it will operate in the future land environment, interoperable with combined, joint, intra-governmental, inter-agency and multinational systems.  Such innovation must be cognisant of the need to train for complex future operating environments exploiting simulation and technology that can support a live, virtual and constructive blend of training. Future equipment must also provide logistic efficiency and agility with key emphasis placed upon reducing logistic need.

Defence Vehicle Dynamic 2018 is an opportunity to demonstrate the vital contribution capability innovation and industry collaboration can make to enable an affordable and sustainable Army ready for the challenges of the future.

Innovation


Innovation can be achieved through technological innovation of equipment and systems – which we would be keen to see exhibited at DVD. However, change could also be realised through innovating how equipment is procured, stored, held at readiness, deployed, operated and supported on operations, and could include a holistic review of the workforce required to conduct these activities - be they military or contractor solutions – as part of the Whole Force Approach.

Those attending will be able to see a wide range of equipment on display from industry and the military, with more than 250 companies expected to exhibit at the event. Displays will include mobile vehicle demonstrations, equipment suppliers, spares provisioners and service providers. Visitors will experience a full agenda over the two days. They will have the opportunity to interact with Defence industry exhibitors showcasing the equipment, innovative technology and support solutions that might meet the future Land equipment requirements.

To be contacted with further information about the event please email dvdpr@interdirect.co.uk

Online registration for press attendance at DVD2020 is not yet open.
Please check back in 2020 for further updates.