Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD)2020 – 4th & 5th November 2020 at Millbrook

What is DVD and why you should attend?

DVD is a biennial Defence industry exhibition staged at Millbrook Proving Ground that enables focussed engagement between Defence industry, DE&S Delivery Teams, Army HQ staff and other Defence community users of Land Equipment.

It is a well-established two day event held at Millbrook Proving Ground jointly sponsored by Defence Equipment & Support (Land Equipment) organisation and Army Headquarters - the MOD teams responsible for equipping and supporting the UK's Armed Forces for current and future operations.

DVD provides an effective and efficient forum for all those involved in the Land Equipment sector to develop ideas and generate a greater understanding of technologies, capabilities and requirements. DVD remains an important event enabling this coordinated engagement through informal discussion, briefings, demonstrations and displays. Other stakeholders from across the MOD are also welcome to attend to broaden perspectives and encourage innovation. 

As industry exhibitors you are encouraged to share your experience and innovative ideas. You can do this through demonstration of your equipment and/or services, engagement with MOD staff and contributing to workshops. By doing so we can mutually develop solutions to meet existing and future Land capability requirements.

DVD2020 themes and focus

Innovation today and tomorrow: exploiting current capabilities more creatively and identifying novel solutions to enable Conceptual Force Land 2035.

The international system is undergoing a major transition; the rules based international order is under strain, characterised by uncertainty and instability.  At the same time, the tempo of technological change and the pervasiveness of information are driving changes in the character of conflict. However, the role of land power remains the same - to exert control within the land environment and to influence the behaviour of actors and the course of events.  The framework through which this is achieved remains manoeuvre.

A modern Army must explore novel solutions and experimentation in how it achieves manoeuvre. It must examine how it might use its current inventory differently and how it will operate in the future land environment, interoperable with combined, joint, intra-governmental, inter-agency and multinational systems.  Such innovation must be cognisant of the need to train for complex future operating environments exploiting simulation and technology that can support a live, virtual and constructive blend of training. Future equipment must also provide logistic efficiency and agility with key emphasis placed upon reducing logistic need.

DVD2020 is an opportunity to demonstrate the vital contribution capability innovation and industry collaboration can make to enable an affordable and sustainable Army ready for the challenges of the future.


Innovation can be achieved through technological innovation of equipment and systems – which we would be keen to see exhibited at DVD. However, change could also be realised through innovating how equipment is procured, stored, held at readiness, deployed, operated and supported on operations, and could include a holistic review of the workforce required to conduct these activities - be they military or contractor solutions – as part of the Whole Force Approach.

Applications to exhibit at DVD2020 are now being taken.

There are two distinct areas where applicants will be able to exhibit their products or services:

  • Indoor shell scheme or space only stand within a carpeted venue
  • Outdoor exhibition space where you will be able display both your larger static displays and static or demonstration vehicles

Register Your Interest To Exhibit >>

Exhibitor applicants will have their applications adjudicated by MOD and notified of the decision in due course. Further information on the stands and exhibition areas will be made available to successful applicants.

For more information or assistance with registering your interest please email dvd@millbrook.co.uk.