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DVD 2008 at Millbrook, June 25th and 26th

06 Feb 08. DVD 2008 is to be bigger and better, making it one of the most important events in the defence equipment calendar. It provides a unique opportunity for the defence community to meet, discuss, learn about and experience the equipment and support that is critical to the success of the UK’s Armed Forces.

Specialist and Utility Vehicles (SUV) IPT, will be joined again this year by General Support Services IPT and the newly formed Battlefield Infrastructure & Engineer Group. Taking part for the first time are Deployable Support & Test Equipment IPT, Defence Clothing IPT and Medical and General Supplies IPT, along with Defence Food Services IPT and the Defence Fuels Group.

“DVD is now a much more extensive event than when it was first established five years ago,” explains General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue, Chief of Defence Materiel. “Its growth reflects not only its success and high regard, but equally, the increased co-ordination between the IPTs at DE&S and how we are all working together much more closely when delivering support to operations.”

A vast range of products will be demonstrated and discussed, from vehicles and systems to construction plant and camouflage and, for the first time, some of the UK Armed Forces’ vital support services, including clothing, food services, medical and general supplies and fuel. This will provide a comprehensive overview of the equipment and support given to the UK’s armed forces.

DVD provides one of the best opportunities for the defence community to experience the equipment and support used by the UK’s Army, Navy and RAF. Experienced users, IPT staff and existing and potential supplier companies can meet to gain insight and discuss issues which affect current and future equipment design, supply and support.

Despite its growth, DVD will remain a highly focused event. “Part of the success of DVD is its ability to bring together relevant audiences for meaningful discussions and with the additional IPTs joining us this year, it was important that we did not lose this critical element,” comments Nigel Gilhead, SUV IPT Team Leader. “Due to the flexibility and scale of Millbrook’s extensive 700 acre facility, we will be setting up dedicated areas for each of the IPTs. This will ensure that visitors can continue to conduct discussions and see equipment in an efficient manner.”

Companies wishing to exhibit at DVD should contact Maggie Lightfoot at Millbrook on 01525 408496. Visitors to DVD must pre-register online by completing the application forms at www.theevent.co.uk.

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