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23 Jun 06. Deputy Chief of Defence Logistics to open DVD. Press conference at 10.00am on 28th June. Tim Flesher, the Deputy Chief of Defence Logistics (DCDL) will open this year’s DVD event at Millbrook, on Wednesday 28th June at 10.00am. The event promises to be the biggest to date with more than 180 exhibitors and 3,800 expected visitors already registered, smashing last year’s record figures. During his opening address Flesher will comment on the progress being made with the Defence Industrial Strategy, which aims at ensuring that the UK’s Armed Forces are provided with the equipment that they require on time and at the best value for money. With a budget of almost £9billion, the DLO’s spend represents over 20 per cent of the UK’s Defence budget. The theme for this year’s DVD is Gatekeeper, the latest phase of the MoD’s Smart Procurement initiative. This is designed to provide better co-ordination and integration between the Integrated Project Teams (IPTs, the MoD’s procurement specialists), delivering reduced operating costs and increased capability. Many of the savings expected are related to the reduced proliferation of equipment meeting similar needs, leading to a reduced logistics footprint, reduced service costs and improved field support.

20 Jun 06. IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference(VPPC’06) 6-8 Sep 2006 Windsor, England, UK. Electric Land Vehicle Power and Propulsion is taking place here in the UK for the first time. The conference venue is the Hayley Conference Centre – Beaumont House at Old Windsor. This is a 3-day event (6-8 September 2006). For more information please visit our conference website at: www.vppc2006.com . The programme chair and General Chair Professor David Howe (The University of Sheffield) and Dr John Economou (Cranfield University-DCMT) would like to encourage you to inform also your colleagues who may wish to attend this event. Should this be the case please send your request to register to Mrs Jilly Sellwood at j.a.sellwood@cranfield.ac.uk in June or July. The conference registration details are located at: http://www.vppc2006.com/registrationfees.htm .

23 Jun 06. Aviation Expo / China 2007 (12th Event). Civil & Military, including Airport & Air Traffic Control 19-22 September 2007, CIEC, Beijing, P.R. China. China is recognized as one of the most important aviation buyers in the world. Aviation Expo/China in Beijing focuses on civil, military and industrial aviation buyers in China. Most European aviation exhibitors have reconfirmed their intention to exhibit at Beijing Aviation Expo in 2007 because of its civil, military and industrial nature. The organizers and sponsors of this expo include nearly all of the top China aviation authorities and enterprises ¡VCAAC/CASGC, AVIC I, AVIC II, CCPIT, CATIC, CIEC, CEIEC, all major Chinese airline I/Es, the Airport Dept. of CAAC, the Air Traffic Management Bureau and the Chinese Military.

20 Jun 06. NAVY DAYS 2006 is being held at Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August 2006. The Royal Navy is once again throwing open the gates of HM Naval Base Devonport to members of the public for Navy Days. The event is the biggest in the Royal Navy’s calendar and is held every two years at Devonport, the largest Naval Base in Europe. This year the theme of Navy Days is ‘Future Navy’ and this will give members of the public the chance to find out more about the exciting new developments that are planned for the Royal Navy of tomorrow as well as getting a taste of life for the sailors of today. Some of the biggest ships in the Royal Navy including HMS Ocean and HMS Bulwark will be at the event together with two nuclear-powered submarines. Royal Fleet Auxiliary and survey vessels will be open for visitors as well as ships from the Russian, German, Dutch and French navies. This is a rare chance for members of the public to see first hand just how sailors live and work while they are deployed away from the

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