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14 Feb 05. The dates for DVD 2005 have now been confirmed as 29 – 30 June, once again taking place at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire. Organised under the aegis of the MOD’s Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) and the Defence Logistic Organisation (DLO), DVD 2005 is fast becoming one of Europe’s largest exhibitions of specialist vehicles, showcasing the latest emergency and military products in realistic environments including static, on and off-road conditions.

Coordinated by the Specialist and Utility Vehicle Integrated Project Team (SUV IPT), the theme of this year’s show will be ‘Driving solutions through life’. Commenting on the show, IPT Deputy Leader Robert Hobbs said: “DVD 2004 was a great success, attracting 108 exhibitors and two thousand six hundred visitors over the two days. This year we’re planning to build on the successes of previous years.”

Millbrook is the ideal venue for DVD, allowing manufacturers to meet key staff involved in the acquisition, commissioning, development and operation of such equipment. Purpose-built just over 30 years ago, Millbrook has invested heavily in its facilities specifically for DVD creating virtually every terrain found worldwide from deep troughs and dry river beds to the now infamous 1 in 1 incline.

Entry to DVD 2005 is by pre-registration only. To apply please go to the show web page at www.theevent.co.uk or ring the visitor hotline number on 0845 130 7752.

For media enquiries please contact Simon Maris at Market Engineering on
+44 1295 277050 or e-mail simon.maris@m-eng.com

24 Feb 05. ComDef West 2005 – Hilton Resort San Diego – March 7-8
C4ISR – Building the Networks 22nd Conference on International Defense Cooperation Building on the successful ComDef West 2004, where 15 nations participatedn with the United States in a lively and informative presentation and Q&A format, ComDef West returns to San Diego to provide further insight, discussions and networking for government, military, academia and industry
with an Asia Pacific emphasis . The goals for the upcoming ComDef West are as follows:-
* Provide an overview and status report of the leading INTERNATIONAL
C4ISR initiatives and programs
* Identify the proposed areas for future cooperation

* Identify the key industry partners and personalities
* What works and what doesn’t in planning international Common Defense
* Role of Missile Defense and Transformational Platforms in C4ISR
http://www.ideea.com/comdefwest05/ or call 703 760 0762

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