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DVD 2010 returns to Millbrook in June

DVD 2010, Defence Equipment & Support’s (DE&S) stakeholder event for the land and supply chain communities in the defence sector, will take place on June 23 and 24, at Millbrook, Bedfordshire.

A pivotal date in the defence diary, the event is centred on DE&S project teams who deliver vital equipment to the frontline and attracts members of the defence acquisition and military personnel communities as well as industry organisations for two days of informal discussion and briefings.

During the event, visitors can see firsthand new products and equipment displays from DE&S’s attending teams, which have increased to twenty in 2010. DVD’s main theme this year is Soldier Systems, focusing on personal kit and the future role of the infantry. In fact, this year’s event welcomes teams from the Individual Capability Group and Manoeuvre Support Team for the first time, to present and discuss equipment designed to improve the safety and capabilities of the dismounted soldier on operation.

DVD will also see demonstrations of vehicles, accommodation solutions and food, in addition to clothing, medical supplies and test equipment. Furthermore, Millbrook’s extensive 700 acre facility offers an ideal setting for participants to understand and experience the capabilities of equipment in an interactive environment.

Chief of Defence Materiel, General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue, said: -Defence’s main effort is the operation in Afghanistan and no parts of DE&S contribute more obviously to that campaign than the Land Equipment and Joint Support Chain represented at DVD.

-DVD is an essential part of our support to current operations as it brings the MoD customer and industry supplier together in a way that is just not possible in an office environment. The exchange of ideas which this event generates will enable us to continue providing the best possible equipment and support to our armed forces. DVD is a unique and important part of the defence calendar and I anticipate another valuable event this year.”

The event provides an informal opportunity for key stakeholders to meet each other, as well as discuss and attend forums about the latest technologies, support services and current priorities. Participating organisations at DVD also utilise the opportunity of direct communication with the armed forces community in order to gain feedback in the quest on new product development.

To find further information about DVD 2010, visit the official website at

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