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Organisers of DVD2013, the UK’s biggest military vehicle demonstration, have commented how the change of operational priorities have affected the event, with the focus now on equipment in a contingent capacity.
Over the last 10 years, the Army’s vehicles have changed dramatically both to counter the threats posed by operations in Iraq and Afghanistan but also to incorporate the latest technology. This year, DVD is bringing together industry and soldiers to look ahead to the future requirements of the Army post Afghanistan.
The event, running at Millbrook Proving Ground on 19 and 20 June, allows industry to hear first-hand from soldiers who have deployed on operations, and better understand the equipment that the Army will need to deliver for Future Force 2020 and beyond.
Launching the event, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, said:
Operations over the last 10 years have demanded that our vehicles were created or adapted to suit the challenges our Armed Forces faced in 2 very different campaigns.
Through the ingenuity and dexterity of UK industry our troops have been provided with the high-quality, battle-winning equipment they needed.
My challenge to industry for the next decade is maintain the drum-beat of innovation that has underpinned the delivery of capability we’re celebrating today as we transform our support to deliver the Army of the future under Army 2020.