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

This September, industry and Defence in the Land Equipment sector will meet at UTAC 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

The focus for DVD2024 will be on delivering the most modern and lethal Army in Europe together.

DVD2024 Themes:

  • Resilience and Collaboration are fundamental aspects of deterrent in a more dangerous world. Through the Land Industrial Strategy, the Army and DE&S will seek to outpace our adversaries by forming military partnerships built around shared capabilities, generating investment into UK industry; ensuring the Army is ready to fight and win.
  • ‘Battle Winning Ideas’ make our land forces more adaptable, more agile, and more lethal. By learning from current conflicts Defence can adapt at pace to do more with what we have now and ensure we optimise our procurement priorities to face the threats of the future.
  • Delivering Increased Capability faster through the implementation of the Integrated Procurement Model means the Army, with support from a newly optimised DE&S, can accelerate its Future Soldier programme – making it the most lethal army in Europe. This new approach allows the British Army, in partnership with DE&S, to rapidly increase capability for tomorrow by delivering a minimum deployable solution which will benefit from spiral development and integrate across the battlespace by default.
  • Our ability to exploit innovation to develop and integrate novel technologies at all stages of the procurement process will ensure the Army is more resilient and can adapt at pace to face threats of today and tomorrow. Through DE&S and Dstl investment in science and technology can develop next generation capabilities to meet the requirements of a modern, lethal Army.

DVD2024 visitors will benefit from:

MOD: Greater understanding of Land Equipment and collaboration with industry.

Army HQ: Knowledge and market awareness to inform strategic planning, and equipment requirements.

DE&S: Industry engagement to develop ideas and generate greater understanding of innovation and technology.

Industry: Engagement with MOD, Army HQ and DE&S to understand requirements and gain procurement and support insights.

Visiting DVD2024

Attendance at DVD2024 is restricted to MOD/UKGOV personnel, exhibitors’ guests, media and other invited visitors. All visitors should currently be engaged with the defence acquisition industry through DE&S, the armed forces, defence media, defence colleges and research establishments.

In a change to the Visitor process for DVD2024, Non-MOD/UKGOV (Civilian) visitors can only attend if sponsored by one of the exhibiting companies, DE&S exhibiting teams, Army HQ, or relevant UKGOV Dept.

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