07 Jun 06. DVD (28th & 29th June, 2006). A vast range of new exhibitors and new products will make DVD2006 the most exciting service mobility event in Europe. Organisers the Specialist Utility Vehicles Integrated Project Team (SUV IPT) and the Engineering Support Systems (ESS) IPT, are expecting 150 companies to show the latest vehicles and systems, up 30% on last year. From the latest specialist military vehicles to operational portable offices and decoy equipment, the diversity of products is wider than ever as exhibitors showcase their offerings in front of specialist press and key decision makers from the world of defence procurement.
Among the exhibitors who will be launching products at the show is BERU F1 Systems, which will be displaying for the first time its Wire in Carbon (WIC) harness concept, designed to eliminate damage to vulnerable wiring harnesses and provide better packaging. “Military designers are looking more closely at technologies that reduce weight and improve reliability across a wide range of operating scenarios,” says John Bailey, managing director of BERU F1 Systems. “DVD is the right place for the debut of this technology.”
G3 Systems are returning to DVD following a successful event last year. It will be showing its operational field catering system, one of more than two thousand it has supplied to the MoD which are now in active service. It will also be displaying its operational portable office, which in line with the show’s theme of Gatekeeper, will be situated on the back of a Bedford truck, emphasising the importance of integration between the purchase of vehicles and the support equipment that is fitted to them.
One of the new exhibitors to the event, J & S Franklin, will be showing its range of tents, camp equipment and other fabric structures, including its full size inflatable decoy model of the SA19 tracked weapon system.
Another exhibitor new to DVD is WEW, who will be exhibiting its water and fuel tank containers that have been used in service by military forces for several years. It will show its DROPS water tank, currently in service with the US army, and its DROPS modular fuel tank, which allows rapid deployment of fuel capacity and delivery systems in the field. This system is currently in service with the German army.
MoD tyre supplier Goodyear Dunlop will be presenting the investment it has made in its TruckForce service. Under the scheme, a network of hubs has been created around a number of dedicated truck depots, which are supported by 250 satellite service points that can be used by MoD vehicles. TruckForce forms part of the service offering the company recently agreed in a new contract with the MoD.
Further tyre related products will be exhibited by CB Developments. For small vehicles without air brakes such as Jeeps and Land Rovers, it will be showing its ExtremeAire compressor, with its uprated 1hp motor for quicker tyre inflation. For larger vehicles, it will show the latest MK3 Tyre Inflation Diverter Valve. New for DVD2006 will be Spare Buddy, the company’s latest innovation which enables a vehicle’s spare tyre pressure to be checked and adjusted from a remote location.
A Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 will be used by Syen to demonstrate its range of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). Visitors will be able to drive the vehicle around the challenging Millbrook off-road circuit, then view the HUMS workstation on Syen’s stand and see the health and usage data gathered from the vehicle. Syen will be displaying its full range of HUMS technologies, including the VMU-28 currently used on the BAE Panther vehicle, the first fleet-wide in-service application of vehicle HUMS in the UK.
The power system requirements of military vehicles will be explained through an on screen simulation by Antares. The company, which is responsible for the design and supply of auxiliary electrical power systems on specialist vehicles, will show why standard OEM power sy