DVD is a biennial Defence industry exhibition staged at UTAC Millbrook 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 UTAC Millbrook jointly sponsored by Defence Equipment & Support (Land Equipment) and Army Headquarters – the MOD teams responsible for equipping and supporting the UK’s Armed Forces for current and future operations.
The primary objective of DVD2022 is engagement and communications with industry and key MOD stakeholders to realise the following benefits:
MOD: Develop a greater understanding of the land equipment sector across MOD stakeholders; and to promote UK Defence industry and innovation.
Army HQ: DVD provides an opportunity to develop intelligent customer knowledge and market awareness to inform capability planning, requirements setting and equipment management. And explain land equipment requirements and activity to industry and key MOD decision-makers.
DE&S: An opportunity to engage with industry, alongside Army HQ and HQ Field Army staff as the customer and user; and to develop a common understanding of the industrial base and review technology. As well as developing DE&S staff knowledge, skills and experience.
Industry: Gain a better understanding of MOD needs through direct engagement with Army HQ staff, with the expertise of DE&S staff available to advise on procurement and support issues. DVD also provides an opportunity for industry-to-industry engagement.
Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Sir Christopher Tickell KBE explains: “I’m looking forward to returning to DVD, following the 2020 hiatus. The land equipment sector has inevitably changed since our last event in 2018 and DVD2022 presents us with an exciting opportunity to take stock of the past and look ahead to a new ‘Decade of Delivery: Transformation and Sustainment’.
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