BATTLESPACE TO PROVIDE IN-DEPTH COVERAGE OF
BATTLESPACE Publications, the London-based specialist defence publisher, will once again be providing in-depth coverage of the DVD show, Europe’s largest military motor show, organised by the U.K. Mod and Millbrook Events.
DVD 2005 will take place on the 29th & 30th June at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire. Millbrook’s extensive world class tracks, space and exhibition facilities continue to provide exhibitors and visitors with a perfect environment to show, view, inform, drive and test the latest military vehicles in a realistic environment. No other show provides such a unique all-round capability.
Julian Nettlefold, BATTLESPACE Publisher said, “We are delighted to have been selected once again to cover DVD2005. DVD is now established as the premier international military motor show. Its facilities and test tracks are unique and unrivalled anywhere else in the world giving the buyers and press the ability to ride and drive in the products, testing them to the limit! The events in Iraq have created a growing debate as to the deployment of vehicles in new 21st Century war zones. Governments all over the world are re-thinking their policies with regard to the armouring requirements in particular for trucks and light vehicles.”
“This has created the demand for new systems and projects such as FTTS in the U.S. and OUVS in the UK to develop more capable, better armoured vehicles providing the best mobility and protection to the soldiers in the field. In addition, recent demands by the U.S. military has resulted in a huge up-armouring program for existing fleets. Better maintainability, Blue Force tracking, convoy rules, driver training and logistic support also play a key role in this thinking, many exhibitors at DVD represent these segments.”
DVD has always been supported by the armoured vehicle fraternity, particularly AlvisVickers, now BAE Land Systems, and General Dynamics. The UK and U.S. are looking at the replacement for their armoured vehicle fleets with the FRES and FCS requirements respectively. DVD’s coverage of this segment is growing and due to these requirements is slated to grow even further to take into account of the demands of these huge programs. Again the new technologies for these vehicles will be demonstrated on the comprehensive cross-country course at DVD.
Robot vehicles and quad bikes are also growing in importance and Battlespace will be covering new developments in these fields in the DVD2005 issue. DVD2005 will also cater for companies wishing to demonstrate these vehicles,
as last year; there is a dedicated test track for these vehicles.
“Our coverage of DVD over the years has created interest from countries all over the world and this is reflected in the growing international presence in terms of visitors and exhibitors to the show. We have committed continued and increased support to the show this year, which we regard as a key event for all military vehicle manufacturers and suppliers,” Julian Nettlefold continued
The MoD SUV IPT Team Leader Mr Nigel Gilhead added: “Once again the key objective of DVD2005 is to highlight the benefits of through life management in action which is actively demonstrated through Acquisition and Support by the Specialist and Utility Vehicles IPT – which will be reflected in the BATTLESPACE coverage.”
Martin Neale, Events Director for Millbrook said, “We’re delighted to
continue our close association with BATTLESPACE magazine and will be working with the editorial and advertising teams to ensure exhibitors obtain
the best coverage prior to, during and after the show.”
Julian Nettlefold continued, “Our support for DVD2005 includes our regular coverage of topical issues in our June issue of BATTLESPACE and a special Military Vehicle issue which will have special distribution during DVD.
Features for this issue include:
• Vehicle Night Vision Systems, – Scott Gourley