29 Countries to Showcase Products, Technologies at Vietnam Int’l Defence Expo

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The Vietnam International Defence Expo 2022 ((VIET NAM DEFENCE 2022) will take place in Hanoi from December 8-10, the Defence Ministry announced at a press conference recently.

Major General Nguyen Viet Hung, deputy political commissar of the General Department of Defense Industry, said the expo aims to promote international cooperation in defence, build trust between Vietnam and other countries, and introduce the technology and production capacity of Vietnam’s defence industry.

This is also an occasion for Vietnam to diversify suppliers of goods serving armed forces and national defence, get updated on the development trends of weapons and technical equipment in the world, and explore opportunities to export products of the domestic defence industry.

Vietnam will exhibit products made by units under the Defence Ministry, including the General Department of Defense Industry, the air force and air defence, the navy, the Military Technology Academy, the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre and the Viettel Group, as well as the Security Industry Agency under the Ministry of Public Security.

According to the organising board, 45 foreign delegations have officially registered to participate in the expo as invited guests. They are expected to bring to the event weapons, technical solutions and equipment for the navy, army, air force and air defence, cyber operations and logistics-technical equipment.

Meanwhile, over 170 exhibitors from 30 countries will be present at the expo, including well know defence companies such as Arsenal 2000 JSCO from Bulgaria, Aero Vodochody Aerospace AS, Ceska Zbrojovka, Excalibur Army SPOL SRO and Tatra Trucks AS from Czech Republic, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters, DCI Group, Lacroix and Nexter from France, Bharat Electronics, Brahmos Aerospace, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd and Larsen & Toubro Limited from India, Elbit Systems – Land, Israel Aerospace Industry, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd from Israel, ClassNK, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Subaru Corporation from Japan, Merlinhawk and Mildef from Malaysia, Damen Shipyards Group from Netherlands, WB Electronics SA from Poland, JSC Rosoboronexport, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) from Russia, Konstrukta – Defence AS from Slovakia, Indra from Spain, Makina ve Kimya Endustrisi Inc (MKE Inc) from Turkey, International Armored Group (IAG) from UAE, Thales from UK, as well as Aeroenvironment, B&T USA, Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Textron Aviation Defense from United States of America.

Various companies from Vietnam will also be present at the show to present the latest defence developments from the country.

The expo will be open free to the public on December 9 from 2pm to 6pm, and all day on December 10. (Photo: VNA)