MVEC focuses on military supply chain

By Freddie Pierce
The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announced that the agenda for the Military Vehicles Exhibition and Conference (Cobo Convent...

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announced that the agenda for the Military Vehicles Exhibition and Conference (Cobo Convention Center, Detroit, Mich., Aug. 9-11) has been expanded to include additional advanced technology workshops, presentations and hands-on demonstrations to further support the event’s “Complete Military Supply Chain” focus.

“As more of the military vehicle supply chain becomes reliant on advanced technology, particularly for resetting current vehicle fleets, decision makers need up-to-the-minute information about specific technology developments,” Luis Hernandez, Senior Program Director at IDGA, said. “With its expanded technology focus, MVEC is the ideal venue for military and non-military procurement and logistics professionals to connect directly with technology and vehicle system developers, manufacturers, OEMs and component suppliers.”

The largest stand-alone military vehicle exhibition in the United States, MVEC 2011 brings together more than 3,000 military vehicle supply chain professionals. With a thematic focus on resetting current vehicle fleets, MVEC 2011 addresses mission-critical initiatives including:

  • Synchronizing the plans and actions of all agencies involved In procurement, integration, sustainability and management of vehicles
  • Advancing research and development to ensure that vehicles have the necessary armor and weapons as well as the power and capacity to maneuver them
  • Resetting and retrofitting vehicles with mission critical technology, including communication, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment

In addition to technology product and service demonstrations by more than 260 exhibitors, MVEC’s expanded Conference and Exhibition Presentation Theater agendas cover a wide variety of vehicle technology development topics including:

  • Retrograde and reset
  • Vehicle needs for current border and homeland security efforts
  • Engineering for weight and fuel consumption
  • Advanced displays
  • Armor and climate durability
  • Electronic power conversion
  • Alternative energy
  • Autonomic logistics
  • 2nd generation renewable energy systems with integrated power systems
  • Lightweight and volumetrically-efficient structures

Edited by Kevin Scarpati

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