24 Aug 20. The organisers of DVD2020, which is jointly sponsored by Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) and the British Army, have today announced that they have taken the difficult decision to cancel DVD2020, in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Despite working hard to ensure that, wherever possible, the event could continue to run as planned, organisers have decided that the uncertainty as to what could actually be delivered and the continued risk of the spread of COVID-19 is too high to confidently hold a safe event.
Director General Land, Chris Bushell commented on the decision to cancel DVD2020, “It is with great regret that we have taken the decision to cancel DVD2020 due to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19. DVD is a great event which brings together industry, international allies and partners; DE&S and the British Army have been running for many years and therefore it is a shame that we have had to cancel this year’s event. DVD’s unique approach to enable visitors to get a proper hands-on experience is not suitable at this time.
“Despite this cancellation I should like to reassure the Defence sector that the UK is still open for business and is seeking to develop and enhance the domestic market and export opportunities. Innovation and digitalisation remain paramount in the development and delivery of world class capabilities across the spectrum of Land equipment, reflected in our current procurement and modernisation programmes and in our future capability requirements.
“Working with our allies and industry to mutually develop, deliver and support capabilities and export opportunities remains a fundamental component of maintaining confidence in the wider UK economy. We look forward to other opportunities to develop an ever closer and more collaborative relationship, discuss the Land Industrial Strategy and enhance interaction with Defence industry.”
BATTLESPACE November Printed Issue to go Ahead
The November issue of BATTLESPACE will be in printed and digital format
Given the important vehicle-related programmes such as Ajax, Boxer, WCSP and MRV(P) in the vehicle arena and programmes such as Skynet 6 LeTACis/Morpheus in the space arena, BATTLESPACE will go ahead and publish the joint DVD/Global MilSatcom 20 Issue for November.
- Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Developments
- Future APC Developments
- New Vetronics and Displays for Vehicles
Industry interview – BATTLESPACE meets Peter Hardisty, Managing Director of RBSL (UK), a candidate for 2020 BATTLESPACE Businessman of the Year
Space Technology Issue
- Sky Net 6 BVLOS Update
- LeTACis Update
- Satcom For Disaster Relief
- Utilising Civil Satcom Networks For Military Applications
- Militarising Space
- The Benefits Of Low Earth Orbit Satellites
Copy deadline: 08 October
Materials deadline: 09 October
“We urge all DVD and GlobalMilsatcom exhibitors to send us details of any new products and/or announcements which would have made during DVD and we will endeavour to publish them either in the DVD issue or on our BATTLESPACE Update,” BATTLESPACE Editor Julian Nettlefold said. “We will post the November issue to any recipient given to us by advertisers on top of our normal distribution.”